Why Do We Eat, and Why Do We Gain Weight?

Shame I can’t find a way to comment on this post I wanted to share my blog on the subject https://fightingfatblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/12/is-obesity-all-in-the-mind-and-if-it-is-can-we-change-our-mind/ But if this pings back to the author I have to say I love the cartoon and if you have five minutes read my thoughts and the comments.

Cooking with Kathy Man

Maria Konnikova wrote in The New Yorker …..

Here are a few of the things that can make you hungry: seeing, smelling, reading, or even thinking about food. Hearing music that reminds you of a good meal. Walking by a place where you once ate something good. Even after you’ve just had a hearty lunch, imagining something delicious can make you salivate. Being genuinely hungry, on the other hand—in the sense of physiologically needing food—matters little. It’s enough to walk by a doughnut shop to start wanting a doughnut. Studies show that rats that have eaten a lot are just as eager to eat chocolate cereal as hungry rats are to eat laboratory chow. Humans don’t seem all that different. More often than not, we eat because we want to eat—not because we need to. Recent studies show that our physical level of hunger, in fact, does not correlate strongly…

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