Eating Attitudes Survey
Please print out this page first.
an X in the column which applies best to each of the statements.
1 = always; 2 = very often; 3 = often; 4 = sometimes; 5 = rarely; 6 = never.
|1. Avoid eating with other people|
|2. Cook for others but do not eat what I cook|
|3. Become anxious prior to eating|
|4. Am terrified about being overweight|
|5. Avoid eating when I am hungry|
|6. Find myself preoccupied with food|
|7. Have gone on eating binges where I feel that I may not be able to stop||.||.||.||.||.||.|
|8. Cut my food into small pieces|
|9. Aware of the calorie/fat content of foods that I eat|
|10. Particularly avoid foods high in carbohydrates||.||.||.||.||.||.|
|11. Feel bloated after meals||.||.||.||.||.||.|
|12. Feel that others would prefer if I ate more||.||.||.||.||.||.|
|13. Vomit after I have eaten*||.||.||.||.||.||.|
|14. Feel extremely guilty after eating||.||.||.||.||.||.|
|15. Am preoccupied with a desire to be thinner||.||.||.||.||.||.|
|16. Exercise strenuously to burn off calories||.||.||.||.||.||.|
|17. Weigh myself several times a day||.||.||.||.||.||.|
|18. Am uncomfortable if my clothes fit tightly||.||.||.||.||.||.|
|19. Dislike eating a meal||.||.||.||.||.||.|
|20. Wake up early in the morning||.||.||.||.||.||.|
|21. Eat the same foods day after day||.||.||.||.||.||.|
|22. Think about burning up calories when I exercise||.||.||.||.||.||.|
|23. Menstrual periods are irregular or absent||.||.||.||.||.||.|
|24. Other people think that I am too thin||.||.||.||.||.||.|
|25. Am preoccupied about having fat on my body||.||.||.||.||.||.|
|26. Take longer than others to eat my meals||.||.||.||.||.||.|
|27. Avoid/dislike eating in restaurants||.||.||.||.||.||.|
|28. Take laxatives*||.||.||.||.||.||.|
|29. Avoid foods with sugar in the ingredients||.||.||.||.||.||.|
|30. Eat diet foods||.||.||.||.||.||.|
|31. Feel that food controls my life||.||.||.||.||.||.|
|32. Attempt to be in control around food||.||.||.||.||.||.|
|33. Feel that others pressure me to eat||.||.||.||.||.||.|
|34. Suffer from constipation||.||.||.||.||.||.|
|35. Give too much time and thought to food||.||.||.||.||.||.|
|36. Feel uncomfortable after eating sweets||.||.||.||.||.||.|
|37. Engage in dieting behavior||.||.||.||.||.||.|
|38. Like my stomach to be empty||.||.||.||.||.||.|
|39. Avoid trying new rich foods||.||.||.||.||.||.|
|40. Have the impulsive to vomit after meals||.||.||.||.||.||.|
(Adapted from D. Garner & P. Garfinkel, 1979.)
Score 1 point for each *Often*, 2
points for *Very Often*, and 3 points for *Always*.
30 points indicates an undue preoccupation with food.
60 points indicates a potential problem with an eating disorder and the need to seek treatment.
80 points indicates a serious problem with an eating disorder.
* We urge you to seek professional help if you put an X in columns 1-5 for this question, even if your overall score was below 60 points.