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iv. Brain (not physical, but psychological) 1. How we think we look. If people think they are to heavy then they want to lose weight. It is indicated that men and women are fairly inaccurate in their estimate in what their ideal body should look like. Women think the ideal shape is much thinner than what men think. Men seem to think pretty good of themselves. 2. Self perception – psychological factor that affect the way you eat.
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3. Environmental Factor a. Availability of food – lots of food, then you will eat more. b. Eat with someone – eat more then if you were by yourself. 4. Obesity – a lot of cheap easily assessable food then they will eat more. A society where they can eat whatever they want and not more around that much. 5. Eating disorders a. Anorexia – 85% of their ideal body weight or lower. Almost like a “fat phobia”. Tend to starve themselves to death. b. Bulimia – people tend to be an average body weight, but they have binge eating behavior and then they purge eating behavior. c. Why would someone do this? There really isn’t a clear answer to this. Anorexia – People who have this have attribute tend to occur in higher rates that have a thinner ideal body shape in culture. People with anorexia tend to be extremely goal oriented. I am going to lose weight. More about control then the food. Grow up in household with high expectations. d. Bulimic – problems with depression and impulse control. Different sorts of people ending up with one eating disorder or another. Eat to tune out stress and once they finish their binge and realize how much they ate then they purge to make up for it. II. Emotions a. Emotions are feelings that are tied to our thoughts and behaviors. Emotions are the feeling part. b. Why do we have emotions? They serve a purpose. Some negative emotions like fear are emotions that motivate us to fight off the fear and make our body get up and ready for function. Positive emotions like love that can bind us to someone else – passing on our genes.
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