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The Psychology of Food Intake and Portion Control

Appleton K (2014) Ifst   Institute for Foodscience and Technology

Web URL: Read the open access article on the Ifst website here

Abstract:

Numerous research has demonstrated the many and interacting factors impacting portion size and food intake. Some eating does occur in response to biological signals, such as hunger, but the majority of eating occurs more in response to psychological factors such as cognitions, hedonics, emotions, and our interpretation of our surroundings. This consumption in response to psychological factors tends to result in increased food intake and increased portions sizes.

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