Food Addiction Quiz

At COR Retreat, we start off by asking people two simple questions.

1. Once you start eating certain foods, do you have little control over the amount you eat? 

2. Once you stop eating your binge foods, do you eventually go back to eating them?

If you can answer yes to one or both of the questions listed above, COR Retreat's recovery program can help you. 


In-depth questions to help you self diagnose

This series of 15 questions from Overeater's Anonymous may help you determine if you eat compulsively. If you find yourself answering yes to many of these questions, COR Retreat is likely a good fit for you.

  1. Do you eat when you’re not hungry?
  2. Do you go on eating binges for no apparent reason?
  3. Do you have feelings of guilt and remorse after overeating?
  4. Do you give too much time and thought to food?
  5. Do you look forward with pleasure and anticipation to the time when you can eat alone?
  6. Do you plan these secret binges ahead of time?
  7. Do you eat sensibly before others and make up for it alone?
  8. Is your weight affecting the way you live your life?
  9. Have you tried to diet for a week (or longer), only to fall short of your goal?
  10. Do you resent others telling you to “use a little willpower” to stop overeating?
  11. Despite evidence to the contrary, have you continued to assert that you can diet “on your own” whenever you wish?
  12. Do you crave to eat at a definite time, day or night, other than mealtime?
  13. Do you eat to escape from worries or trouble?
  14. Have you ever been treated for obesity or a food-related condition?
  15. Does your eating behavior make others unhappy?


Other Common Feelings for those Struggling with Food Addiction and Overeating

If you have lost control and believe you have an addiction to food, you may be experiencing the feelings listed below. 

  • You are tired of dieting.
  • You are tired of losing weight just to put it back on again.
  • You want to avoid having weight loss surgery.
  • You want to maintain weight loss after a diet or surgery.
  • You have lost hope of finding an answer to your struggle with food. 
  • You feel like there is a battle waging in your head over food.
  • You want to feel happy again. 
  • You want a new way of living without using food as a coping mechanism. 


About COR Retreat

COR Retreat is a residential retreat program that teaches a way to live free from the obsession with food through a 12 step program. COR Retreat was started by Burt Nordstrand, author the book Living With the Enemy. After overcoming multiple addictions, Burt started COR Retreat as a place for food addicts to learn and apply the 12-steps of recovery in a safe, nurturing residential retreat setting. 

COR Retreats are 5-day, 4-night retreat programs held each month at the McIver Center in Wayzata, MN.

Learn more about the COR Retreat Experience, and register online to attend an upcoming retreat

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Stories of Hope

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