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 The Eating Attitudes Test 40 item

 

(EAT)

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 form below as accurately, honestly and completely as possible. There are no right or wrong answers.

Please place an (X) under the column which applies best to each of the numbered statements. All of the results will be strictly confidential. Most of the questions directly relate to food or eating, although other types of questions have been included.  Answer each question carefully. 

 

                                                                                           Always      Very Often      Often      Sometimes     Rarely       Never

        

1.

Like eating with other people                    

 

 

2.

Prepare foods 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 content of the foods that I

eat

10.

Particularly avoid foods with a high carbohydrate

content (eg. bread, potatoes, rice etc.)

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.

Like my clothes to fit tightly

19.

Enjoy eating meat

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.

Have regular menstrual periods

24.

Other people think that I am too thin

25.

Am preoccupied with the thought of having fat

 on my body

26.

Take longer than others to eat my meals

27.

Enjoy eating at restaurants

28.

Take laxatives

29.

Avoid foods with sugar in them

30.

Eat diet foods

31.

Feel that food controls my life

32.

Display self control around food

33.

Feel that others pressure me to eat

34.

Give too much time and thought to food

35.

Suffer from constipation

36.

Feel uncomfortable after eating sweets

37.

Engage in dieting behaviour

38.

Like my stomach to be empty

39.

Enjoy trying new rich foods

40.

Have the impulse to vomit after meals