Body Image Quiz

The following inventory was designed to give you some idea of how comfortable you feel with your body at its present shape. Please answer using the 1 to 5 scale. 1 means this statement never applies to you, 2 means rarely applies, 3 is occasionally, 4 is a fair amount, and 5 is frequently.

Did You Know...

If you’re dealing with binge eating disorder, sometimes the drive to overeat seems to come from nowhere, and be unstoppable. What we now know neurologically is that powerful drive to eat comes from a part of the brain trying desperately to soothe the person in a time of perceived stress or threat. In fact, the drive to binge is actually the brain doing something right! When this happens, the part of the brain used to make rational decisions is, literally, offline.

The trouble is that the real solution to our problems is not always to immediately soothe or avoid, but to learn to deal with them consciously and effectively. We need to actually learn to get out of the part of the brain that wants to check out (the midbrain), and get back to the part that can make healthy, safe adult decisions (the “thinking brain” or the neocortex). Doing this helps the brain get out of “space out” mode, and back into our healthy adult self. Our program helps clients know these different “states of mind”, and be better able to deal with them effectively.

Having trouble talking to your child or teenager about weight issues?

Bodywise offers consultation sessions and groups for parents and caregivers about how to best approach weight and body image with your teen. How to talk about the issues, how to best teach healthy self-care, and how to encourage good body esteem are addressed. Please call us for more information.