1. I mostly crave A) sugar in the form of sweets, ﬁzzy drinks and general junk food and/or carbs, such as pasta and bread.B) chocolate.C) fatty foods, (especially fried), and stodgy carbs such as chips, crisps and potatoes.D) salty foods.E) meat.F) nothing at all.
2. I am quickest to gain weight
A) around the chest/breast area and/or on the back of the arms ("bingo wings")B) over my abdominals.C) around my hips, bottom or thighs.D) in the knee and calf area.E) just below my armpits - above the rib cage.F) on the waist ("love handles") and/or the upper backG) evenly across my whole physique.
3. I frequently feel
A) unexplainable thirst.B) hunger even after just eating.C) strange tingling sensations in my hands and/or feet.D) a weakness, or pain in my muscles and/or jointsE) an unusual sensitivity to cold.F) an unusual sensitivity to heatG) itchiness.H) bloated.
4. The following best describes my energy levels:
A) Feeling the need to nap in the middle of the day even after a full night’s sleep.B) Tired all of the time.C) Hyper-excitability - I ﬁnd it hard to chill out and do nothing.D) Often lethargic.E) severe fatigueF) none of the above
5. Mentally, I ﬁnd myself:
A) feeling anxious and worried.B) feeling slightly depressed and/or experiencing a lack of motivation.C) confused, or ﬁnding it hard to concentrate when trying to retain information.D) experiencing memory loss.E) going through mood swings and/or feeling irritable at times.
6. My appearance is aﬀected by:
A) dark patches around the chest and/or neck area.B) a pale complexion.C) thinning hairD) a puffy face.F) spoon shaped nails.G) easy bruising.
7. Using the toilet usually involves:
A) frequent urination.B) frequent bowel movement.C) uncomfortable, runny bowel movement.D) constipation.E) Diarrhoea.
8. I have often experienced:
A) nausea and/or vomiting.B) spasm and/or cramps in the muscles.C) acne, eczema and/or or loss of hair.D) frequent illness, infections, or a sore tongue.E) headaches, or migraines.F) hoarseness, or a raspy voice.
9. I have noticed myself having:
A) a shortness of breath.B) heart palpitations.C) a loss of taste.D) altered tasted.E) seizures.F) low libido.
10. Sleeping involves
A) insomnia.B) struggling to get out of bed once I wake up.C) waking up several times throughout the night.D) the constant need to sleep throughout the day.E) None of the above.
11. I have been diagnosed with:
A) high blood pressure.B) an eating disorder.C) a mental disorder, ADD, or ADHD.D) impaired immune system function.E) psoriasis.F) tinnitusG) Celiac, or Crohn’s diseaseH) Arthiritis
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