BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Changing Behavior Putting theory into...

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Changing Behavior Putting theory into practice Difference between belief and action Everyone knows the benefits of exercise and the risks of smoking Yet about the same number of people do each Knowledge is not always enough to change behavior o An Ecological Perspective In the hunter-gatherer past, restriction was imposed A scarce environment gave few choices Humans made an evolutionary adaptation to scarcity We now live in a nutrient-rich environment that gives us abundant choices Understanding behavior: concepts h Driving forces behind eating behavior and food choice Hunger (physiological need) Innate preference h Sweets- h Because they help maintain blood sugar h Fat and satiety h High calorie in scarce environment h Variety Learned preference h For sensory qualities h Preferences become values -Driving forces behind behavior h Availability Includes convenience h Emotional need (comfort) Stress related eating Comfort foods h Rational choice- nutrition knowledge h Habit -Order varies with individual and circumstance
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