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Are you Addicted to Carbs?

Developed by Yale University Rudd Centre for Food Policy and Obesity (YFAS) in 2009, this 25-point questionnaire is designed to assess food addiction in individuals.

Food for thought indeed. And while there is currently no official diagnosis of "food addiction", the YFAS test was created to identify those who exhibited symptoms of dependency towards certain food.

We probably know this already but it bears repeating: the foods most notably identified by YFAS to cause food addiction were those high in fat and high in sugar: cake; buns; biscuits; cookies; fudge. Yes, all the stuff that's been shouting at us during lockdown!

This simple, self-reported quiz was created by a Yale researcher, Ashley Gearhardt, to determine those at high risk for food addiction, regardless of weight. Consider the following seven statements to see how many correctly describe your relationship with sugary or high starch carbohydrate foods.

Yale Food Addiction Scale
Adapted from YFAS Yale Food Addiction Scale

If two or more of these questions apply to you then you may have a food or carbohydrate addiction. You can take the full test here . We would love to hear from you if you too are in recovery from food addiction. We would love to hear your story to share and offer inspiration to any one else on the long road home! It's amazing how much it can help when we know others have gone before us and made the pathway clear! Get in touch at or leave your story in the comments section below.

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