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3 Minute Late-Night Cravings Test

Based on the work of Dr. David Garner, Ph.D.

Instructions: Below is a list of statements that relate to life experiences common among people who struggle with sudden strong urges to eat or overeat late at night. Please read each question carefully and indicate whether it applies to you or not.

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Question 1 of 10

I indulge myself with quick meals during hours when most other people have gone to sleep.


The IDRlabs 3 Minute Late-Night Cravings Test (IDR-3MLNCT) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-3MLNCT is based on the work of Dr. David Garner, Ph.D., who created the Eating Attitudes Test (EAT), which covers self-control around food. The IDR-3MLNCT is not associated with any specific researchers in the field of abnormal psychology, personality psychology, or any affiliated research institutions.

The IDRlabs 3 Minute Late-Night Cravings Test was informed by the EAT’s criteria for food cravings, as published in Garner et al. (1982). The eating attitudes test: Psychometric features and clinical correlates. Psychological Medicine, 12, 871-878. Garner, David M.; Olmsted, Marion P.; Bohr, Yvonne; Garfinkel, Paul E. (1982-11-01). "The Eating Attitudes Test: psychometric features and clinical correlates". Psychological Medicine. 12 (4): 871–878.

The work of Dr. Garner and his colleagues has also informed some of the diagnostic criteria in the form of the widely used psychological instrument, the Eating Attitudes Test, for clinical use especially by qualified mental health professionals. The present test is intended for educational purposes only. IDRlabs and the present IDRlabs 3 Minute Late-Night Cravings Test are independent of the above researchers, organizations, or their affiliated institutions.

The 3 Minute Late-Night Cravings Test is based on a famous and well-regarded inventory for the assessment of an eating disorder. However, free online tests and quizzes such as this one are solely first takes and cannot provide accurate assessments of your specific eating attitude. Hence, the test is intended to be used for educational purposes only. A definitive eating attitude assessment can be made only by a qualified professional.

As the publishers of this free online 3 Minute Late-Night Cravings Test, which allows you to screen yourself for the characteristics of this trait, we have striven to make the test as reliable and valid as possible by subjecting it to statistical controls and validation. However, free online quizzes such as the present 3 Minute Late-Night Cravings Test do not provide professional assessments or recommendations of any kind; the test is provided entirely “as-is.” For more information about any of our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This 3 Minute Late-Night Cravings Test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your scores related to a sudden strong and unreflective urge or desire to eat late at night.

2. Clinically oriented. The feedback delivered by this instrument is based on the work of Ph.D.s and is designed to deliver a clear clinical picture of the respondent’s current symptoms indicating late-night cravings as measured according to standardized items.

3. Statistical controls. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

4. Made by professionals. The present test has been made with the input of people who work professionally with psychology and individual differences research.