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Table 1 Factor loadings of the TFEQ-R18 items. Loadings < 0.30 are left blank.

From: Three factor eating questionnaire-R18 as a measure of cognitive restraint, uncontrolled eating and emotional eating in a sample of young Finnish females

Item   Uncontrolled
8 I get so hungry that my stomach often seems like a bottomless pit. 0.76    0.47
9 I am always hungry so it is hard for me to stop eating before I finish the food on my plate. 0.73    0.60
1 When I smell a delicious food, I find it very difficult to keep from eating, even if I have just finished a meal.* 0.68    0.78
17 Do you go on eating binges though you are not hungry? 0.68    0.54
4 Sometimes when I start eating, I just can't seem to stop. 0.65    0.34
13 I am always hungry enough to eat at any time. 0.65    0.84
7 When I see a real delicacy, I often get so hungry that I have to eat right away. 0.62    0.43
14 How often do you feel hungry? 0.59    0.60
5 Being with someone who is eating often makes me hungry enough to eat also. 0.57    0.57
11 I consciously hold back at meals in order not to gain weight.   0.81   0.74
2 I deliberately take small helpings as means of controlling my weight.   0.77   0.66
12 I do not eat some foods because they make me fat.   0.73   0.54
18 On a scale of 1 to 8, where 1 means no restraint in eating and 8 means total restraint, what number would you give yourself?   0.71   0.43
16 How likely are you to consciously eat less than you want?   0.65   0.38
15 How frequently do you avoid 'stocking up' on tempting foods?   0.58   0.36
6 When I feel blue, I often overeat.    0.87 0.42
3 When I feel anxious, I find myself eating.    0.85 0.51
10 When I feel lonely, I console myself by eating.    0.81 0.55
  1. *Item 1 has been slightly modified to better fit the target population of the present study. The original statement was about smelling "a sizzling steak or a juicy piece of meat"; but these are not typically considered delicate or tempting among young, Finnish females.