This online title discusses the pleasurable aspects of food intake that may cause and perpetuate overconsumption. Broad in its scope, it examines the various behavioral, biological, and social rewards of food. The comprehensive chapters cover topics ranging from the neurochemistry of food reward to the hotly debated concept of ‘food addiction’, while providing relevant and up-to-date information from the current body of scientific literature regarding food reward.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1 Introduction
- Chapter 2 Why Do We Eat What We Eat?
- Chapter 3 The Brain’s Got a Taste for Good Food
- Chapter 4 Craving Chocolate?: A Review of Individual Differences, Triggers, and Assessment of Food Cravings
- Chapter 5 Overeating and Binge Eating
- Chapter 6 Brain-Based Drivers and Consequences of Hedonic Overeating
- Chapter 7 Food “Liking” and “Wanting”: A Neurobiological Perspective
- Chapter 8 The Influence of Dieting (Hedonic Deprivation) on Food Intake, How It Can Promote Hedonic Overeating, and Mindful-Eating Interventions
- Chapter 9 The Modern Food Environment: Changes in Food Quantity and Quality and Their Impact on Hedonic Eating
- Chapter 10 Food Addiction