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Why You Eat What You Eat By Rachel Herz, PhD

Why You Eat What You Eat

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Why You Eat What You Eat: The Science Behind Our Relationship with Food by Rachel Herz, PhD

An exploration into the psychology of eating in today's unprecedented first world pantry of abundance, access and excess, Why You Eat What You Eat examines the sensory, psychological, neuroscientific and physiological factors that influence our eating habits. Rachel Herz uncovers the fascinating and surprising facts that affect food consumption: bringing reusable bags to the supermarket encourages us to buy more treats; our beliefs about food affect the number of calories we burn; TV alters how much we eat; and what we see and hear changes how food tastes. Herz reveals useful techniques for managing cravings, such as resisting repeated trips to the buffet table, and how aromas can be used to curb overeating. Why You Eat What You Eat mixes the social with the scientific to uncover how psychology, neurology and physiology shape our relationship with food and how food alters the relationships we have with ourselves and with one another.

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"In this factual feast, neuroscientist Rachel Herz probes humanity's fiendishly complex relationship with food from the inside out." -- Nature
"... fascinating new book..." -- The Daily Mail
"Why You Eat What You Eat, a Freakonomics for the foodie generation, reveals not only how many aspects of psychology shape our relationship with food, but how food can also shape our relationships with each other." -- I paper
"Dr Herz's latest book pulling together all the latest strands of research is called Why You Eat What You Eat and it's incredible reading." -- Candis

About Rachel Herz, PhD


Rachel Herz is a neuroscientist specializing in perception and emotion. She teaches at Brown University and Boston College, and is a professional consultant. The author of The Scent of Desire and That's Disgusting, she lives in Rhode Island.

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GOR009857680
Why You Eat What You Eat: The Science Behind Our Relationship with Food by Rachel Herz, PhD
Rachel Herz, PhD
Used - Very Good
Paperback
WW Norton & Co
2019-01-08
368
0393356604
9780393356601
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