Eating Attitudes Test© (EAT-26)

This is a screening measure to help you determine whether you might have an eating disorder that needs professional attention. This screening measure is not designed to make a diagnosis of an eating disorder or take the place of a professional consultation. Please fill out the below form as accurately, honestly and completely as possible. There are no right or wrong answers. All of your responses are confidential.

By D.M. Garner, M.P. Olmsted, Y. Bohr, and P.E. Garfinkel
Am terrified about being overweight.
2. Avoid eating when I am hungry.
Find myself preoccupied with food
Have gone on eating binges where I feel that I may not be able to stop.
Cut my food into small pieces
Aware of the calorie content of foods that I eat
Particularly avoid food with a high carbohydrate content (i.e. bread, rice, potatoes, etc.)
Feel that others would prefer if I ate more.
Vomit after I have eaten.
Feel extremely guilty after eating
Am preoccupied with a desire to be thinner.
Think about burning up calories when I exercise.
Other people think that I am too thin
Am preoccupied with the thought of having fat on my body.
Take longer than others to eat my meals.
Avoid foods with sugar in them
Eat diet foods
Feel that food controls my life.
Display self-control around food.
Feel that others pressure me to eat
Give too much time and thought to food.
Feel uncomfortable after eating sweets
Engage in dieting behavior.
Like my stomach to be empty
Have the impulse to vomit after meals
Enjoy trying new rich foods.
You need further investigation by a qualified professional
The EAT-26 alone does not yield a specific diagnosis of an eating disorder and results should be interpreted along with weight history, current BMI (body mass index), and percentage of Ideal Body Weight.

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Low Score
You didn't score as high on this quiz which means you are less likely to have an eating disorder but low scores can still be consistent with serious eating problems, as the denial of symptoms can be a problem with eating disorders.

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