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Publisher's Summary

Why You Eat What You Eat examines the sensory, psychological, neuroscientific, and physiological factors that influence our eating habits. Rachel Herz uncovers the fascinating and surprising facts that affect food consumption: bringing reusable bags to the grocery store encourages us to buy more treats; our beliefs about food affect the number of calories we burn; TV alters how much we eat; and what we see and hear changes how food tastes. Herz reveals useful techniques for managing cravings, such as resisting repeated trips to the buffet table, and how aromas can be used to curb overeating. Why You Eat What You Eat mixes the social with the scientific to uncover how psychology, neurology, and physiology shape our relationship with food and how food alters the relationships we have with ourselves and with one another.
©2018 RSH Enterprises, LLC (P)2017 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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5 out of 5 stars
By coppercent7 on 02-13-18

Fascinating information

While I felt the reader was far too monotone in her delivery, the subject matter was fascinating and insightful. The author provided extensive research and covered a multitude of topics. I really enjoyed the book and gained a greater understanding between the connection of food and life. A great read!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Dora D on 06-07-18

Great balance between popular and scientific.

Ms Herz has achieved a pleasant balance between popular and scientific writing which I greatly appreciate. The amount of research that went into the book and the experiments cited is astounding.

Even though it is a non-fiction book, I often even had the feeling like I was being told a story because the chapters (and the anecdotes in them) were so logically ordered and just flowed into each other seamlessly. Not to mention that you, as a reader, are constantly being addressed and your attention is brought to the ways you can practically apply all the findings and advice from the book.

It's a great read for anyone in the least bit interested in nutritionism, healthy living or simply the way our biology manipulates our rationality - it's astounding how much of our everyday lives is governed by food. And since we can't do much about that, you might as well get to know your biology better and learn to control it (at least as much as is humanly possible).

Suggestion for audiobook readers/listener: I do advise upping the speed to at least x 1.25 (I kept it on x 1.4 speed) since the reading speed was a bit too slow for my taste.

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