What Kind of Eater Are You?

From the book, "Intuitive Eating" by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch., Chapter 2

Karen Painter
Created By Karen Painter
On Feb 19, 2016

You see a photo of yourself on social media and notice you look a little heavier that you used to. What is the first thought in your mind?

You are at a birthday party and are offered a piece of cake. It is your favorite kind. What do you do?

You've had a pretty rotten day and now it is time to make dinner (again). What do you do?

You are at an office party and there are lots tempting desserts on the counter. What do you do?

When it comes to meal planning you are:

When your family members are finished with their meal, but still have food on their plate you:

When you are hungry you:

When you are having a hard time with something emotionally you:

Careful Eater

Careful Eater

You appears to be the perfect eater and yet you anguish over each food morsel and its effect on your body. On the surface, you seem health and fitness oriented.
The Problem: when diligent eating affects a healthy relationship and negatively impacts your body. You may scrutinize every food situation. and not be able to relax and enjoy the experience.

Professional Dieter

Professional Dieter

You are perpetually dieting, often trying the latest commercial diet or diet book. You wake up hoping this will be a good day-- the new beginning. You binge or have you "last supper" eating because you believe you will never be able to eat a certain type of food again. You make every eating choice for the sake of losing weight, not necesarrily for health.

The Chaotic Unconscious Easter

The Chaotic Unconscious Easter

You live a an oversheduled life, too busy, too many things to do. You are so busy putting out fires that you difficulty identifying biological hunger until it's fiercely ravenous. You grab food from a fast food restaurant, vending machine, etc.
The problem: chronic overeating

The Waste-Not Unconscious Eater

The Waste-Not Unconscious Eater

You value the food dollar. You are driven by getting as much food as you can for the money. You clean the leftovers on your children's plate or sometimes others (hopefully not strangers!)
The Problem: chronic overeating.

The Emotional Unconscious Eater

The Emotional Unconscious Eater

Refuse-Not Unconscious Eater

Refuse-Not Unconscious Eater

You are vulnerable to the mere presence of food regardless if you are hungry or full. Candy jars, food lying around at meetings, foot sitting on the kitchen counter will not usually be passed up.
Problem: You don't know you much you are eating or aren't even aware you were eating.

Intuitive Eater

Intuitive Eater

You make food choices without experiencing guilt or an ethical dilemma. You honor your hunger, respect your fullness, and enjoy the pleasure of eating.