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Unformatted text preview: Final Perspectives: Study Questions A good relationship w/ food Synopsis : By now you know that NS 132 has a very practical purpose. A primary aim the course has been to impart give nutritional knowledge that you can readily apply to your life. For many us this will require behavioral change. & change is never easy. Much this lecture focuses on strategies you can apply to address the obstacles you may encounter, such as personal beliefs that no longer serve you, or pressure you may feel from other people in your life, or from the culture at large. My hope is that what you have learned this semester will continue to benefit you in the yrs. to come. Textbook readings: None I. Introduction a. Gulf bet. belief & action i. Smoking stats (1/4 pop. smoke) ii. Exercise stats (1/4 pop. do not exercise) *Incorporate knowledge into life. II. Ecological perspective a. Hunter-gatherer past : high-fiber, low-fat, low-sugar b. Restriction / scarcity : widespread food shortage; nutrient scarce environment c. Evolutionary adaptation d. Today's nutrient-rich environment e. Abundance - lots choices (50,000 new foods/yr.) III. Understanding behavior: concepts a. Driving forces behind eating behavior & food choice i. Hunger (~ physiological need): when & how much to eat = satiety ii. Innate preference: what we choose to eat (inborn)- CHO: esp. sweets; maintains blood sugar; protein sparing- fat: good sense satiety; energy dense- variety iii. Learned preference (values from parents, peers, positive associations)- learned > innate...
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- Spring '08