- Change the way you Eat: The Psychology of Food
- Author: Leanne Cooper
- ISBN: 9781921966415
- Personal & Public Health: Dietetics & Nutrition, Diets & Dieting, Popular Psychology
- Published by: Exisle Publishing
For many people, food is no longer something to ‘enjoy’ as the stuff that nurtures us, keeps us healthy. It’s something to ‘control’, ‘do battle with’, all in a warped quest to ‘be thin’ and live up to society’s photoshopped ideals. Plus there’s the obesity epidemic where we’ve trained our tastebuds to crave the fat, salt and sugar that so much junk food is saturated with. By examining the psychological factors that encourage us to eat more than we know we should, as well as the tricks used by marketers to influence what and how much we eat, Change the Way You Eat provides the tools for readers to take ownership of their eating choices so that lifelong change can take place
Discover how: our stage of life, gender, financial resources and values all influence our food choices; branding, packaging and labelling combine to manipulate our shopping habits; our inbuilt taste preferences can determine the food we’re drawn to, and how to reprogram them; our environment – from the type of music playing while we eat to the number of people we eat with – can all affect our eating habits; our personality and emotions can determine our food choices and habits, and we can implement our newfound knowledge to take back control of our plate, become conscious eaters and gain real enjoyment from nourishing ourselves in a way that promotes long-term health and happiness.
Leanne Cooper is an author, educator, nutrition consultant and advisor. A registered nutritionist, she is the founder and director of Cadence Health (Australia, NZ, UK), dedicated to the improvement of community health through the provision of training, resources, books and information. Leanne initially trained to be a childhood psychologist but gradually shifted her focus to health. Change the Way You Eat combines both areas of expertise – psychology and nutrition – as Leanne delivers her message that by understanding the psychology of food we can take back control of our health
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Thank you for letting me read this great book.
I wasn’t sure what to expect but I really enjoyed the book. It was factual but also easy to read.
I did find it interesting to see all the things that influence our food choices.