Ayurvedic Diet & Digestion Made Easy

 
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Disordered Eating Quiz according to Ayurveda

Ayurvedic Family Taking this free quiz of your Disordered Eating can help you discover signs and symptoms of imbalance. When you are done you will be brought to a results page where you can view your imbalanced doshas & qualities from an ayurvedic perspective. The results from this test will guide you to healthy food choices and recipes matching your personal, individual ayurvedic diet. This test will take approximately ten minutes to fill.

Page 1: Please choose the symptoms you've experienced on a regular basis, or that were significant in the past.

Check the boxes that best describe your 'Body Image'
Body Checking
Weigh myself daily
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Weigh myself daily
Kapha aggravating
Daily weighing reduces you to a number. When you spend time focusing on external numbers on the scale or BMI chart, you lose the chance to engage with your body and learn from your physical sensations. Instead, the number becomes more important than ...

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Body dysmorphia / Distorted self-image
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Body dysmorphia / Distorted self-image
Kapha aggravating
Body dysmorphia is when you believe you are less attractive looking than you actually are. A classic example is an anorexic who believes they are overweight. More subtle examples include preoccupation with some trivial defect, such as acne.

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Dissatisfied with appearance / shape
Ashamed of weight
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Ashamed of weight
The first step in alleviating body shame is to develop a gentler and more loving relationship with your body. Your body is an important part of your identity in life and should be treated with the care and respect that you would show a spouse or best...

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Avoid social events due to appearance
Self-loathing
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Self-loathing
Pitta aggravating
You are your own gift in the world, which is hard to see when consumed by self-loathing. Feelings of self-disgust and loathing can blind you from your own unique gifts and keep you from declaring your authentic identity. It is easy to blame the size ...

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Preoccupied with size, shape or weight
Panic about size, shape or weight
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Panic about size, shape or weight
Weight often becomes the object of our attention when we are feeling anxiety, uncertainty about the future, or hopelessness. Self-inquiry is thus a useful strategy in addressing panic about size and weight. When did you first notice yourself panickin...

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Feel judged for my weight
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Feel judged for my weight
Many people with heartier constitutions or excess weight may feel silenced or ashamed because of their weight as a result of cultural or family pressure. You might feel afraid or embarrassed to eat in public, believing that a heavier person is not al...

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Difficulty finding clothes that fit
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Difficulty finding clothes that fit
Keeping clothes that no longer fit you or are too small is often a form of insidious self-punishment. Too small or too tight clothes serve as reminders of your past and current weight and can inspire feelings of shame and guilt, which are prime trigg...

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Which methods have you used to limit calories or suppress your appetite?
Artificial sweeteners
Omitting Food Groups
Eating vegetables to suppress hunger
Preoccupied with healthy eating
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Preoccupied with healthy eating
Vata aggravatingPitta aggravating
An orthorexic lives in the future instead of the now, so has trouble participating in life without thought of future consequences. On a spiritual level, the inability to indulge is a disorder of excess chastity. The essence of chastity is an unwillin...

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Skip meals more than 2x/week
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Skip meals more than 2x/week
Vata aggravatingPitta aggravating
Some people skip meals because of a lack of routine. It's okay to skip a meal, however, if you aren't hungry. It is normal for Kapha people to skip breakfast, for example. Irregular mealtimes create metabolic instability, magnify food cravings, and l...

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Fasting during daytime hours / bingeing at night
Restricting Food Intake
Restricting Water Intake
Chewing and spitting food
Pretend Eating / Playing with Food
Purging Food
Smoking to suppress appetite
Drinking coffee to replace food
Scheduling time alone to eat
Secretive eating
What weight loss techniques have you tried in the past?
Currently/recently on a diet
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Currently/recently on a diet
Vata aggravating
Your diet is the 'religion' of your body. It's what your body believes will help it survive. In many ways, because of deep subconscious patterns, it's easier to change your religion than to change your diet. Medical studies show that 90% of people...

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Fasting to lose weight
Exercise to lose weight
Multiple weight loss programs
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Multiple weight loss programs
Yo-yo dieting and excess weight A crash diet is a famine to the body. When the food supply is too low, our bodies become scared and adapts to help us survive. At first, there is a feeling of lightness and potentially even weight loss, but eventually...

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Bulimia, past or current
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Bulimia, past or current
Vata aggravatingPitta aggravating
It's not about food Often with bulimia, we get caught in thinking that food is the problem; we think that if cookies, chips, and other junky "binge" foods didn't exist, we wouldn't have a problem. But, food is merely a silk-screen and recognizing th...

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Anorexia, past or current
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Anorexia, past or current
Vata aggravating
Anorexia means a poor or irregular appetite. Anorexia nervosa refers to a psychological disorder where the appetite is suppressed. Anorexia has been associated with stress undereating, perhaps due to low agni and poor digestion. The root of anorexia ...

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Foods, drinks, or supplements to lose weight
Diet pills, gums
Liposuction
Gastric bypass surgery
Laxatives to lose weight
Diuretics to lose weight
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