Print Eating Behaviour Diagnostic Test

Results

Your total score is 0

This is your total score for the whole test (the maximum you can score is 600). 

A higher total score indicates your overall eating behaviour needs attention.

Now, check the graph, and you will see the individual scores for the 6 different domains of eating behaviour you were tested on. See where your score for each domain lies in the scale below. This will give you a more detailed breakdown and assessment of your eating behaviour.

Your individual scores

 
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Dieting Bingeing Weight & Shape Food Eating Overeating

0 - 25

Your eating behaviours in this domain are healthy.

26 - 50

You have some eating behaviours in this domain that need attention some of the time. Identify your trigger events and plan how you will behave differently.

51 - 75

Your eating behaviours in this domain are getting out of control and need attention now. Seek some help and support to make these changes.

76 - 100

Your eating behaviours in this domain are at a critical level, and could be a health risk. Take action now to find help and support.

Your answers

In the 6 sections of this diagnostic there are statements describing ways in which people may behave in relation to eating and food. Please read each statement carefully and select the option that best describes your own behaviour. 

Dieting Behaviour

1. I diet to lose weight or prevent weight gain

2. I fill up on lots of low calorie food

3. I eat only 'safe' foods (ie low calorie or familiar foods)

4. I check my weight against average weights in books and magazines

5. I eat diet foods

6. I make rules about what I should or shouldn't eat

7. I avoid food if I don't know how many calories are in it

8. I set myself a strict calorie limit for each day

9. I check the calorie content of food before I buy

Disordered Eating

10. I eat large amounts of food only when I'm on my own

11. I visit food shops or supermarkets primarily to look at food rather than to make a purchase

12. I chew food and spit it out without swallowing

13. I hoard food

14. I go on eating binges in which I lose control of my eating

15. I eat until I feel sick

16. I eat only when I'm by myself

17. I eat little in front of people but eat large amounts when they have gone

18. I eat food that has been thrown away when I'm on my own

19. I go to several shops, hoping I won't be noticed buying small quantities of food in each shop

Body Image Concerns

20. I wear baggy clothes that hide my shape from others

21. I avoid weighing myself

22. I avoid communal changing rooms

23. I wear loose clothes

24. I avoid drawing attention to my weight and shape

25. I avoid wearing tight fitting clothes

26. I avoid looking at my body when taking a bath or shower

27. I wear large chunky jumpers

28. I avoid looking at my body in the mirror

29. I wear clothes that are a size or more too big

Cooking Behaviour

30. I collect recipes

31. I talk about food

32. I cook elaborate meals

33. I read cookery books and cookery magazines

34. I watch food programmes on television

35. I visit shops to look at cooking utensils rather than to make a purchase

36. I spend hours preparing a meal

37. I buy unusual cooking utensils that I am unlikely to use a great deal

38. I spend a long time searching for ingredients that are hard to find

39. I visit specialist food shops

Mindful Eating

40. I put only small amounts of food onto my fork or spoon at a time

41. I eat slowly

42. I take only small mouthfuls of food at a time when eating

43. I chew my food for a long time before swallowing

Eating Assessment

44. I watch food programmes on television

45. I visit shops to look at cooking utensils rather than to make a purchase

46. I spend hours preparing a meal

47. I buy unusual cooking utensils that I am unlikely to use a great deal