The psychology of hunger and eating

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The psychology of hunger and eating I. Introduction 1. We eat for complex reasons more than stomach contractions 2. Eating is a “biologically-driven” behaviour ** 3. But , also psychologically driven (eg: distorded body image, addiction) 4. The body monitors itself internal resources (eg: used to eat at a specific time so hungry at that time) II. Chemical signals 1. Body has suppliers of energy check regularly ** 2. Glucose is important: sugar that cells need energy production 3. Receptors in the liver react to changes in the amount of glucose in the blood 4. Signals sent upward to the brain 5. When the amount of usable glucose falls. ..start to feel hungry seek food 6. If glucose levels are high, lose interest in food 7. Link between blood sugar levels and hunger is not just correlational ** 8. Studies in lab increase or decrease how much an animal will eat by manipulating glucose 9. Another key element the body monitors insulin Hormone released by the pancreas 10. Body needs insulin body needs insulin
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