Here is a test from "Health Food Junkies," Dr. Steven Bratman's book on orthorexia. If you answer yes to two or three questions, he says, you have a touch of orthorexia. Yes to four or more means you are "in trouble." If all statements apply, "you really need help. You don't have a life -- you have a menu!"
1. Do you spend more than three hours a day thinking about healthy food? (For four hours, give two points.)
2. Do you plan tomorrow's food today?
3. Do you care more about the virtue of what you eat than the pleasure you receive from eating it?
4. Have you found that as the quality of your diet has increased, the quality of your life has correspondingly diminished?
5. Do you keep getting stricter with yourself?
6. Do you sacrifice experiences you once enjoyed to eat the food you believe is right?
7. Do you feel an increased sense of self-esteem when you are eating healthy food?
8. Do you feel guilt or self-loathing when you stray from your diet?
9. Does your diet socially isolate you?
10. When you are eating the way you are supposed to, do you feel a sense of total control?
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Edited by Nxt2Hvn, 14 June 2006 - 01:08 AM.