Test-Mindful Eating

You can take the Mindful Eating Questionnaire (MEQ) developed by Alan R Kristal at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to evaluate your levels of mindful eating.

(Sources:Framson, C., Kristal, A. R., Schenk, J. M., Littman, A. J., Zeliadt, S., & Benitez, D. (2009). Development and validation of the mindful eating questionnaire. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 109, 1439e1444.)

The MEQ consists of 28 items, which measure five aspects of mindful eating:

  • Disinhibition: the inability to stop eating even when full.
  • External cues: the tendency to eat in response to external environmental cues.
  • Awareness: levels of awareness of the sensory aspects of eating.
  • Emotional response: the tendency to eat in response to negative emotions.
  • Distraction: the tendency to think about other things and rush while eating.

You can download the MEQ here Mindful_Eating_Questionnaire

For all subscales as well as the overall scale, a high score indicates high levels of mindfulness.

Note that this scale is provided for pure educational purpose.