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CONSCIOUS EATING ASSESSMENT

Assignment: Read over the Conscious Eating Guidelines and then for each one, rate yourself on a scale of 1 (you do not follow the guideline) to 10 (you follow the guideline all the time). Try to give an explanation for your answer.

1. I'm conscious of my hunger. I eat when I'm hungry and don't purposely wait until I am starving.

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2. I eat regularly and do not purposely skip meals, or snacks.

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3. I allow myself to eat all foods and don't exclude food out offear. (This does not include foods you are allergic to or can't eat due to a diagnosed health condition. )

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4. I eat what I want while taking into account nutrition information such as getting enough protein or calories.

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5. Even though some foods have greater nutritional value than others and are healthier,  I recognize that all calories are equal when it comes to gaining weight and that no certain food can make me gain weight, but certain eating habits can.

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6. For most meals, I eat a balance of protein, fat, and carbohydrates.

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7. I am conscious of when I am full and satisfied, andfor the most part do not overeat past this point.

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8. If I do overeat (which is normal to do sometimes) I don't make myself compensate for it or beat myself up, but accept it as a natural human thing to do from time to time.

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9. I enjoy food and the pleasure of eating.

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10. I make conscious choices to avoidfoods or amounts that make me physically feel bad or ill after eating them.

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Add Up Your Total Conscious Eating Score: out of 100

See where you fall on the scoring scale below and read the information associated with your.

Scoring.

1 to 20, severely compromised:

If your score is 20 or below, you probably already are aware that you have a distorted, unhealthy, compromised relationship with food.

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Your body and your psyche are suffering from this relationship. Your thoughts and behaviors aroundfood are either too rigid, too chaotic, or both. Your eating is likely guided by fears, misconceptions, emotions, or external rules. You will need help knowing where to get started, but don't be upset. You are where you are. We were once there too. We changed and so can you.

21 to 40, unhealthy:

A score in this range indicates that your relationship with food is problematic and not a healthy one. There might be some areas where you score higher than others, or you might score low on all the guidelines but in either case you will need guidance and support to help get you on the road to becoming a Conscious Eater. As we say to everyone, it is important to assess yourself and be honest with those trying to help you. Look over your ratings on each guideline and see where you think you might want to start.

41 to 60, out of balance:

People in this range are out of balance when it comes to their thoughts and behaviors around food. You may have some very good ideas about eating, and yet many of your actions are misguided or unhealthy. If your score is in the 40s, you are far from being a conscious eater and will need a lot of help and practice. If you are closer to 60, you are making several Conscious Eating decisions, but something is in the way. Go back and determine if you are scoring low in all areas or your overall score is low because you follow some guidelines well, but others hardly at all. This will help you decide if you need to target specific guidelines, or work on all of them.

61 to 80, somewhat Conscious Eater:

If you are in this category, there are areas that need attention but you are already a somewhat Conscious Eater. Of course if your score is closer to 60 there will be more to improve on than if it is closer to 80, but in either case it will be helpful for you to carefully go over the Conscious Eating guidelines and see where you can make changes.

81 to 100, Conscious Eater:

Your score indicates that you are a Conscious Eater. You don't have to follow the guidelines perfectly to be a Conscious Eater. Your score means you are, for the most part, eating with awareness of your body, your appetite, your hunger andfullness signals, and taking into consideration knowledge of nutrition in order to eat a proper, balanced diet. Even with this score it may be good to periodically check in with yourself and see how you are doing. With our busy lifestyles and the drama that can exist aroundfood and weight in this culture, looking over the Conscious Eating Guidelines can be a good way to keep in touch with yourself and see if your relationship with food is where you want it to be.

Hopefully your Conscious Eating Assessment has highlighted where you stand and clarified areas for improvement regarding your relationship with food. If you feel overwhelmed or need help to begin making changes, working with a therapist, dietitian, or other professional might help you get over what's holding you back. Whether doing this on your own or with help, you can put Conscious Eating into practice. See what a few clients have to say:

For years I have not had a healthy relationship with food. Answering the Conscious Eating Assessment honestly was eye-opening. Seeing the new patterns that needed to be developed and practiced daily sunk in as something I knew I had to do in order to heal. ?

Completing the Conscious Eating Assessment helped me realize just how bad my relationship with food really is. After so many years with an eating disorder, certain things just became normal and quite routine. Answering the questions honestly and sharing them with my therapist helped me accept the guidance I need for healing and recovery. The assessment now serves as a checklist of sorts, helping me keep on track while I'm learning how to be a Conscious Eater. ?

Before I took the Conscious Eating quiz, I assumed I was not a Conscious Eater at all because I am at a point where I need to follow a meal plan and eat 100 percent of it leaving no room for my eating disorder to negotiate. Taking the quiz, I learned that I am a lot more aware than I give myself credit for, and it helped me with the frustration I was feeling for not being further along. .

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