The last of the food/healthy eating books on my messy kindle. No more science!
Synopsis: n Why You Eat What You Eat, acclaimed neuroscientist Rachel Herz examines the sensory, psychological, neuroscientific, and physiological factors that influence our eating habits. Herz, who’s been praised for her “ability to cite and explain academic studies in a conversational manner” (Washington Post), uncovers the fascinating and surprising facts that influence food consumption—such as why bringing reusable bags to the grocery store encourages us to buy more treats, how our beliefs can affect how many calories we burn, why TV influences how much we eat, and how what we see and hear changes how food tastes—and reveals useful techniques for improving our experience of food, such as how aromas can help curb cravings and tips on how to resist repeated trips to the buffet table.
My review: This is a completely different book to the diet/healthy eating books I’ve been reading as it focuses on our taste buds and the way in which people can be given a food and one will love the taste and the other hate it.
It’s an interesting insight on why we do what we do when it comes to food. I enjoyed the case studies such as Stan and inability to smell properly. It’s a fairly easy to read book. Overall it’s not a bad book.
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