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Intuitive Eating Scale (IES-2)

Title of the Portuguese Version

Escala de Alimentação Intuitiva

Portuguese Version

Duarte, C., Pinto Gouveia, J., & Mendes, A. (2016)

General Description

The IES-2 includes 23 items that assess 4 dimensions of intuitive eating: Eating for physical rather than emotional reasons; Unconditional permission to eat; Reliance on hunger and satiety cues; Body-food choice congruence. Participants are asked to rate each item using a 5-point scale (ranging from strongly disagree -1- to strongly agree -5).

  • Duarte, C., Pinto Gouveia, J., & Mendes, A. (2016). Psychometric properties of the Intuitive Eating Scale-2 and association with binge eating symptoms in a Portuguese community sample. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 16(3), 329-341.

  • Tylka, T. L., & Kroon Van Diest, A. M. (2013). The Intuitive Eating Scale-2: item refinement and psychometric evaluation with college women and men. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 60, 137-153. doi:10.1037/a0030893


Cristiana Duarte – c.duarte@leeds.ac.uk