Why do you eat what you eat?
Sadly, this cartoon from theAwkwardYeti.com pretty much sums up my eating behaviour lately.
That's logical, but that does not seem to tell the whole story, does it?
So I went googling for some insights and found this book.
by Nicole M. Avena, ed.
It was published in 2015 where the author editor compiled and reviewed literature from various writers on the topic of hedonic eating.
She says that hedonic eating is a relatively new term derived from the concept of hedonism, which by definition is the doctrine that pleasure or happiness is the sole or chief good in life. Hedonic eating is a form of eating in which one eats for pleasure rather than for energy needs. The desire to eat solely to reproduce the pleasurable feelings associated with particular foods activates the reward circuits of the brain.
With that I can confirm that I am a Hedonic Eater.