Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-40)

1=Always‚ 2= Very Often‚ 3=Often‚ 4= Sometimes‚ 5= Rarely‚ 6= 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 foods that I eat
10.Particularly avoid foods with a high carbohydrate content (e.g. 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 food day after day
22. Think about burning up calories when I exercise
23. Have regular menstrual periods
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
Garner DM & Garfinkel PE. The eating attitudes test: An index of the symptoms of anorexia nervosa. Psychological Medicine. 1979; 9: 273-279.