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The psychology of eating and drinking

Author: A W Logue
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
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"This insightful, thought-provoking, and engaging book explores the truth behind how and why we eat and drink what we do. Instead of promising easy answers to eliminating picky eating or weight loss, this book approaches controversial eating and drinking issues from a more useful perspective--explaining the facts to promote understanding of our bodies. The only book to provide an educated reader with a broad,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A W Logue
ISBN: 9780415817080 0415817080 9780415817073 0415817072 0203387929 9780203387924
OCLC Number: 883304929
Description: xvii, 391 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: the essential nutrients of the psychology of eating and drinking --
Down the hatch: hunger and satiety --
"You never miss the water till the well runs dry": thirst --
The nose knows (and so does the tongue) --
Genes rule, or do they? --
One person meat is another person's poison: the effects of experience on food preferences --
This or that: choosing what we eat and drink --
You are what you eat and drink --
"Hunger talks a most persuasive language": anorexia and bulimia --
The battle with the bulge: overeating and obesity --
Drinking your life away: alcohol use and abuse --
How sweet it is: type 2 diabetes --
Strictly about females --
When and why smoking affects you weight --
We do not live by bread alone: cuisine, beer, and wine.
Responsibility: Alexandra W. Logue.

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"This insightful, thought-provoking, and engaging book explores the truth behind how and why we eat and drink what we do. Instead of promising easy answers to eliminating picky eating or weight loss, this book approaches controversial eating and drinking issues from a more useful perspective--explaining the facts to promote understanding of our bodies. The only book to provide an educated reader with a broad, scientific understanding of these topics, The Psychology of Eating and Drinking explores basic eating and drinking processes, such as hunger and taste, as well as how these concepts influence complex topics such as eating disorders, alcohol use, and cuisine. This new edition is grounded in the most up-to-date advances in scientific research on eating and drinking behaviors and will be of interest to anyone"--

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"Based on solid scientific research on eating and drinking behaviors, it presents an overview of the current understanding of controversial topics in a personal, accessible, and conversational style. Read more...

 
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