How a better understanding of the seven ages of appetite could help us stay healthy

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Do you eat to live or live to eat? We have a complicated relationship with food, influenced by cost, availability, even peer pressure. But something we all share is appetite – our desire to eat. Increased appetite might have a physical or psychological dimension, but while hunger – our body’s way of making us desire food when it needs feeding – is a part of appetite, it is not the only factor. After all, we often eat when we’re not hungry, or may skip a meal despite pangs of hunger. Recent research has highlighted that the abundance of food cues – smells, sounds, advertising – in our environment is one of the main causes of overconsumption.

Period2 May 2018

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  • TitleHow a better understanding of the seven ages of appetite could help us stay healthy
    Media name/outletThe Conversation
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date2/05/18
    DescriptionDo you eat to live or live to eat? We have a complicated relationship with food, influenced by cost, availability, even peer pressure. But something we all share is appetite – our desire to eat. Increased appetite might have a physical or psychological dimension, but while hunger – our body’s way of making us desire food when it needs feeding – is a part of appetite, it is not the only factor. After all, we often eat when we’re not hungry, or may skip a meal despite pangs of hunger. Recent research has highlighted that the abundance of food cues – smells, sounds, advertising – in our environment is one of the main causes of overconsumption.
    Producer/AuthorAlex Johnstone
    URLhttps://theconversation.com/how-a-better-understanding-of-the-seven-ages-of-appetite-could-help-us-stay-healthy-94127
    PersonsAlexandra Johnstone