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Obsessive Weight Watcher: How much is too much?
by Staff
Watching your weight can be a healthy activity. Watching it with a maniacal intensity? Not so much. Take our quick quiz to find out if you know the difference between a healthy concern about body weight and an unhealthy -- and unsafe -- obsession.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, what percentage of adults in America are obese?

  • 12.1 percent
  • 33.8 percent
  • 74.5 percent

According to a Consumer Reports survey of more than 1,200 Americans, how many adults say they are overweight or obese?

  • 11 percent
  • 37 percent
  • 51 percent

According to the National Eating Disorders Association, the average American woman's physical measurements are what?

  • 5 feet 4 inches, 140 pounds
  • 5 feet 6 inches, 160 pounds
  • 5 feet, 10 inches, 170 pounds

Up to how many people in the U.S. suffer from an eating disorder?

  • 8 million
  • 17 million
  • 24 million

How many females have the "ideal" body type portrayed in advertising?

  • 5 percent
  • 15 percent
  • 37 percent

What percentage of 5th through 12th grade girls report that magazine images influence their idea of an ideally shaped body?

  • 37 percent
  • 50 percent
  • 69 percent

What percentage of 10-year-olds is afraid of being fat?

  • 46 percent
  • 61 percent
  • 81 percent

Which mental illness has the highest mortality rate of all?

  • eating disorders
  • schizophrenia
  • echopraxia

Lack of menstruation in women is one of the signs of which eating disorder?

  • encopresis
  • anorexia nervosa
  • Ganser syndrome

What condition is characterized by overeating and then purging the meal through the use of forced vomiting or laxatives?

  • bulimia nervosa
  • anorexia nervosa
  • athletica nervosa

Which of the following is a real eating disorder?

  • food-hiding disorder
  • binge-eating disorder
  • mono-culinaria

What disorder is characterized by obsessively thinking about a physical flaw, whether it's real or imagined?

  • fictitious disorder
  • body dysmorphic disorder
  • Munchausen's syndrome

Which is another name for compulsive exercising?

  • trichotillomania
  • rumination syndrome
  • anorexia athletica

What is one serious side effect of over-exercising?

  • stress to your relationships
  • stress to your wallet
  • stress to the heart

For women, daily calorie consumption below what level is considered dangerous?

  • 2000
  • 1600
  • 1200

In 2010, every state in America had an obesity rate that was at least how high?

  • 5 percent
  • 20 percent
  • 35 percent

How many Americans with eating disorders seek treatment?

  • 10 percent
  • 30 percent
  • 50 percent

What is the most popular New Year's resolution?

  • quitting smoking
  • losing weight
  • getting out of debt

Of 1,234 American adults polled in a Consumer Report's survey, how many said their diet was extremely healthy?

  • 5.6 percent
  • 42.7 percent
  • 81.3 percent

Approximately how many people with eating disorders meet the criteria for depression?

  • 25 percent
  • 50 percent
  • 75 percent