Why We Eat What You Eat : The Psychology Of Eating

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Why Am I Eating This?: Review of “Why We Eat What We Eat: The Psychology of Eating.” edited by Elizabeth D. Capaldi I love macaroni and cheese. I don’t mean that in an “yeah, it is really good!” way, I mean it in a “I could seriously eat this for the rest of my life” kind of way. Food has always been something I’ve loved for as long as I can remember. Not just because I need it to survive, but I actually enjoy eating food very much. It never even occurred to me that the reason I enjoy eating so much could be psychological. I always thought that was just who I was and who my friends thought I was. As it turns out, there’s a reason as to why I eat what I do and why I eat as much as you. In the book Why We Eat What We Eat: The Psychology of Eating, editor Elizabeth D. Capaldi provides up-to-date information and research as to how and why people develop eating habits. Capaldi also explains the way that eating patterns affect our bodies and minds. Eating is arguably the most important of human activities. In Western society in particular, there is great interest in diet, health, and food preferences. This work seeks to translate research results on the psychology of eating for health and psychology readers as well as other readers. The book also explains how eating patterns can emerge from life experiences. The text offers hope that healthy eating patterns can be learned. It proposes models for normal eating behavior and discusses how and why eating deviates from these norms (Nielsen Book Data). Though the book was not written entirely by Capaldi, her selections from other authors and her own writings do an excellent job of explaining the psychology of eating. Why We Eat What We Eat: The Psychology of Eating was edited by Elizabeth ... ... middle of paper ... ... that can be used as a guidance to long-term treatment of eating disorders. The article includes the need for patience in the resistance phase of treatment, allowing the patient to feel and express pain, and inevitable and necessary plateau phases in treatment. It also discusses the importance of support and affirmation from a psychoanalyst on a patient 's treatment and healing (Zerbe, 2015). When it come to eating, humans sure seem to know what they are doing. Or do they? For years psychologists have been studying the way that food preferences develop. The book Why We Eat What We Eat: The Psychology of Eating, edited by Elizabeth D. Capaldi, tells all about how food preferences are established and what determines why we do or don’t like certain foods. Capaldi certainly did extensive research on the psychology of eating and it shows in how well put together her book.
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