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The Psychology of Healthy Eating

Written by
Dr. Geeth Sadasivam
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Published on Jul 26, 2017 and last reviewed on Sep 07, 2018   -  3 min read

Abstract

In this article, you will read about the hidden forces that drive you to grab your favorite food. Also, you will find a few tips which will help you re-engineer these forces when you see food and decide to eat it.

The Psychology of Healthy Eating

There are many reasons why we eat. It could be because we feel hungry, angry, sad or tired. On an average, we take 200 food decisions a day, and 90 % of them are subconscious. But, recently most of us are driven by a hidden force called the diet. Have you ever thought about why most people are unable to stick to their diet plan? It is because eating is a pleasure, a fact which none can deny.

If you look at the diet restrictions, it usually states what is not to be eaten, such as no dairy products, no fat, no carbohydrates, etc. The moment you try to give up a certain type of food, your brain automatically works against it. It actually starts craving for that food. For instance, you read a book titled 'Go vegan in four weeks, ' and the next thing you want to do is to eat a paneer tikka masala for the last time before you try to go vegan.

Some Tips You Can Use:

Follow these tips and manipulate your food psychology to lead a happy and healthy eating lifestyle.

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Last reviewed at:
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