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Rate Your Weight Attitudes

1= never
2= rarely
3= occasionally
4= frequently
5= daily

How often do you:

1. Make negative comments about your own body / weight? _____

2. Make negative comments about someone elseís body / weight? _____

3. Directly or indirectly support the assumption that no one should be fat? _____

4. Say something that presumes that being thin is healthy? _____

5. Say something that presumes that fat people eat too much or the wrong thing? _____

6. Disapprove of someone for gaining weight? _____

7. Admire rigidly controlled eating? _____

8. Admire compulsive or excessive exercising? _____

9. Tease someone about their eating (habits or choices) ? _____

10. Discuss food in terms of "good" and "bad" ? _____

11. Determine how much youíll eat or how you feel about yourself based on weight? _____

12. Encourage someone to let go of guilt about food /exercise / body image? _____

13. Encourage or admire self acceptance and self-appreciation? _____

14. Encourage someone to feel good about his or her body as it is? _____

15. Decorate your office area with posters and pictures of people of all sizes? _____

16. Challenge myths about fatness and eating? _____

17. Use multiple criteria for defining health and well-being, besides weight? _____

Behaviors 1-11 reinforce negative attitudes about weight, food, and body image.

If you scored lots of 3ís, 4ís and 5ís in this section, these attitudes may be having a significant effect on you and the people in your life.

Behaviors 12-17 reflect size acceptance and an appreciation of health and wellness beyond weight.

What can you do to shift your 1ís and 2ís in this area to more 3ís, 4ís and 5ís?

* Adapted from survey by Susan Kano: Making Peace with Food

 

 

 

 

 

 
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