Why Do You Continue to Eat Something that Really Doesn’t Taste Good?

Habit Makes Bad Food Too Easy to Swallow

www.sciencedaily.com

So this was an interesting article I came across on how “habit” can make us eat something that in actually doesn’t really taste good at all.  USC researchers conducted a study at a movie theater where they gave each of the movie goers a bucket of week-old stale popcorn.  Those folks who rarely ate popcorn at the theater did not eat very much of it.  But those who had an established habit of eating popcorn at the movies were found to eat just as much of this old stale popcorn as they usually did with good fresh popcorn.  It didn’t matter to them if it tasted good or not!

David Neal, a psychology professor at the University of Southern California, says: “When we’ve repeatedly eaten a particular food in a particular environment, our brain comes to associate the food with that environment and make us keep eating as long as those environmental cues are present.”

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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110901135108.htm

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Categories: Bad Habits, Hypnosis, Smoking Cessation, Stress Relief, Weight Loss | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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2 thoughts on “Why Do You Continue to Eat Something that Really Doesn’t Taste Good?

  1. I’ve often asked myself the same thing. I have even eaten stale popcorn out of habit. Smoking is similar. It’s the associated habit as much as anything else that makes it so darn hard to quit.

    • Sames as with weight loss, when someone wants to quit smoking cigarettes (or another addictive substance), it certainly helps a lot to do this with the aid of hypnosis! Hypnosis makes it far easier than just going cold turkey, or even when using products like the patch or Chantix, etc.

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