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10 Things to Know About the Psychology of Food and Eating

Good food = happy life. Nourish body = calmness, energy, better mood. Food & mental health connected.

Our food affects how we feel

Maintaining a healthy body promotes high self-esteem and better mental health. Loving the skin we're in can make us happier!

Our body image can affect our mental health

Unhealthy food as a coping mechanism is a common issue. While it may provide comfort, it can become a negative habit.

Food can be used as a negative coping mechanism

Eating disorders affect mental health, common examples are anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating.

Eating disorders are more common than you may think

Food and behavior affect weight. Cognitive control needed. Change behavior, mindset, monitor. Brains hold power.

Weight management is psychological

Whole foods can act as medicine for mental health. Oily fish, berries, yogurt, whole grains, leafy greens, nuts, and beans are examples.

Food can be natural medicine

Cravings for high-fat, high-sugar food are psychological. Caused by memory, hormones, emotions, and nutrient deficiency

Our cravings are linked to a neurological desire

Balanced food habits = balanced mental health. Moderation, variety, and trying new flavors create a healthy relationship with food

brains like moderation, balance, and variety

Marketing affects portion perception. Large portions mislead. Ads, plates, utensils, and prices affect cognition.

Food marketing can confuse our understanding of food & hunger

Food isn't just fuel, it's a psychological activity. Experts advise engaging body, heart, and soul - eating mindfully, and listening to your body

A healthy relationship can be a personal mindset