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Table 2 Factor loadings from the MEQ principal component analysis

From: Psychometric properties of the Iranian version of mindful eating questionnaire in women who seeking weight reduction

aItem Factor
1 2 3 4 5
Ab21. Before I eat I take a moment to appreciate .829 .110 .103 .054 .017
A 20. I notice when foods and drinks are too sweet .783 .084 .180 .065 .040
A 22. I taste every bite of food that I eat. .762 .085 .047 .088 .203
A 16. I appreciate the way my food looks on my plate. .733 .266 .018 .076 .009
A 12. When eating a pleasant meal, I notice if … .596 .315 .117 .020 .246
A 26. I notice when the food I eat affects my emotional… .582 .015 .335 .025 .138
A 10. I notice when there are subtle flavors .467 .136 .048 .087 .104
DI 11. If there are leftovers that I like, I take .101 .694 .116 .238 .255
DI 2. When I eat at “all you can eat” buffets .048 .654 .335 .092 .083
DI 15. I stop eating when I’m full even .121 .653 .078 .135 .279
DI 7. When I’m eating one of my favorite . .052 .647 .161 .136 .016
DI 9. If it doesn’t cost much more, I get… .056 .542 .123 .216 .301
DI 18. If there’s good food at a party, I’ll continue… .038 .506 .447 .265 .161
DI 25. When I’m at a restaurant, I can tell… .314 .502 .063 .042 .041
ER 27. I have trouble not eating ice cream… .098 .016 .777 .071 .184
ER 13. I snack without noticing that I am eating. .044 .058 .640 .308 .370
ER17. When I’m feeling stressed at work, .107 .291 .634 .309 .144
ER 19. When I’m sad, I eat to feel better. .135 .234 .617 .306 .185
EC 24. I notice when I’m eating from a dish .036 .319 .453 .246 .189
EC 5. When a restaurant portion is too large, .048 .011 .406 .144 .291
EC 8. I notice when just going into a movie. .058 .150 .033 .746 .041
EC14. When I eat a big meal, I notice… .069 .074 .203 .717 .194
EC 4. I recognize when food advertisements make… .004 .201 .118 .684 .084
EC 23. I recognize when I’m eating and not hungry. .211 .102 .159 .607 .159
EC 3. At a party where there is a lot of good food, .053 .258 .223 .461 .461
DT 6. My thoughts tend to wander while I am eating .039 .229 .120 .066 .804
DT 28. I think about things I need to do while I am eating. .101 .140 .029 .049 .741
DT 1. I eat so quickly that I don’t taste what I’m eating. .014 .242 .316 .018 .664
  1. aItems: A Awareness, DI Disinhibition, ER Emotional Response, EC External Cues, DT Distraction
  2. bQuestion numbers