Do any of these statements describe how you feel?
- I think my diet is out of control.
- I feel out of control when I eat.
- I feel scared around food.
- I am scared that if I eat normally I will gain weight.
- I am scared that I am fat but no one is telling me.
- I want to lose weight so people will like me more.
- I throw up sometimes after I eat.
- I throw up almost every time after I eat
- I skip meals a lot or throw my lunch away.
- I don't eat the foods I used to like because they're fattening.
- I will not miss a day of exercise.
- I am scared to miss a day of exercise.
- I have lost more than 5 pounds this month.
- I think about food so much that it is interfering with my life.
- I spend my day thinking about where, when, and what I will eat.
- I like to think about food all the time. It is the best part of my life.
- I think I need help but I'm scared.
If you agree with any of these statements, there is someone to help you:
Contact SMU's Registered Dietitian Katie Williams in Dining Services at email@example.com
A Mental Health Professional
Visit the Counseling Services website to book an appointment with a licensed mental health provider
Remember, an evaluation with a dietitian or therapist is just one appointment. If you don't feel comfortable with the first dietitian or therapist that you meet with, there are many others. Don't give up if you don't connect with the first one!
If you hesitate to call a dietitian or mental health professional, consider bringing this checklist to your doctor, nurse, minister, rabbi, school counselor, or someone else you trust.
And....please call 911 if an individual is a danger to him or herself!