INTUITIVE EATING ASSESSMENT

From Tribole & Resch’s The Intuitive Eating Workbook: Ten Principles for Nourishing a Healthy Relationship with Food (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook), 2017.
SECTION 1: Unconditional Permission to Eat
I try to avoid certain foods high in fat, carbs, or calories.
If I am craving a certain food, I don’t allow myself to have it.
I get mad at myself for eating something unhealthy.
I have forbidden foods that I don’t allow myself to eat.
I don’t allow myself to eat what food I desire at the moment.
I follow eating rules or diet plans that dictate what, when, and how to eat.
SECTION 2: Eating for Physical Rather Than Emotional Reasons
I find myself eating when I’m feeling emotional (i.e., anxious, sad, depressed), even when I’m not physically hungry.
I find myself eating when I am lonely, even when I’m not physically hungry.
I use food to help me soothe my negative emotions.
I find myself eating when I am stressed out, even when I’m not physically hungry.
I am not able to cope with my negative emotions (e.g., anxiety and sadness) without turning to food for comfort.
When I am bored, I eat just for something to do.
When I am lonely, I turn to food for comfort.
I have difficulty finding ways to cope with stress and anxiety, other than by eating.
Section 3: Reliance on Internal Hunger and Satiety Cues
I trust my body to tell me when to eat.
I trust my body to tell me what to eat.
I trust my body to tell me how much to eat.
I rely on my hunger signals to tell me when to eat.
I rely on my fullness (satiety) signals to tell me when to stop eating.
I trust my body to tell me when to stop eating.
Section 4: Body-Food Choice Congruence
Most of the time, I desire to eat nutritious foods.
I mostly eat foods that make my body perform efficiently (well).
I mostly eat foods that give my body energy and stamina.
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This assessment is not intended to diagnose or treat any health condition, and is not a substitute for professional medical or mental health advice.