If you think you might be a food addict, here's a simple test to take to be sure.
I've listed ten signs. Count how many of these sentences or questions that you answer in the affirmative.
1.You hide food at different places; your home, your job, your car.
2.You tell white lies. Maybe you say you spent $20 on the kids’ books, but forget to tell
that you spent $10 for junk food for yourself.
3.You think of food
all the time, planning what you’ll eat next.
4. You leave early for work, meeting, whatever to allow time to pick up something to eat in case you get hungry while you're there.
5. You buy one of
your favorite foods, intending to eat it over several days, but you can't leave it alone. Instead you eat and eat until it's gone.
6.Have you ever
eaten so much at one setting that you were stuffed and nauseas?
7. Have you ever eaten one
meal by yourself, and then eaten another meal with someone else?
8.You’velost weight on a diet only to regain it
againwith more added.
9.Have you every
suffered from a sugar overdose and then cravedsweets fordays?
10.Have you ever
looked forward to time by yourself at work or at home, when you could eat uninhibited?
If you say yes to three or more of these signs, run, don't walk, to get help. Find a
twelve step program for food addicts, a teacher, or class that won’t advise you to just use will power, but will instead send you to the One who has all power.