Psychology of Eating

: the why, what and how to maintain good health

Why, what and the way we eat.

There’s a strong connection between nutrition and psychology.

Reasons for eating

We have biological needs to feed ourselves. For example, babies only eat when they are hungry.

We also have psychological and socio-cultural reasons for-or not-eating and drinking. Examples of psychological reasons include foodtemptation, boredom and habits.

Eating habits, mood and behaviour

Eating habits affect our mood and behaviour. For example, a bad mood or feeling tense by skipping meals or eating irregularly. And thus, have too high or too low blood sugar levels. People in their best mood have a normal level of blood sugar. Scientists discovered this connection.

Nutrients, mood and behavior

There is also a link between nutrients, mood and behaviour. For example, when we do not eat enough. The lack of energy will make the brain work less efficient. Somebody, for example, may experience focusing problems or forget things. (Dutch Brain Foundation)

You and the Psychology of eating

  • What changes can we make to your eating habits?
  • Which once fit best your daily diet?
  • What weight goals would you like to work on?

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– Sharon Hasselbaink, psychologist / neuroscientist, weight management consultant and psychological wellbeing practitioner.