Archive for December, 2011

December 14, 2011

Environmental Cues for Food Intake – 10 Things that Prompt Us to Eat More Than We Need

With holiday season just around the corner, it seems like the right time to consider all things which prompt us to eat more than we need (and often more than we want to). Beside our physical  needs and individual psychological factors which are often discussed in this context, it’s amazing how much of our eating behavior can be explained by environmental factors.

photo by Polygon Homes

This is especially noticeable during holidays when many people gain weight inspite of their intentions. As you’ll see, the sudden change in eating behaviour most of us will experience in the following weeks can be well explained by the following 10 environmental factors:

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