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Restrained Eating: Willpower and Why Diets Fail (Why Are We Hungry? Part III)

In Part I and Part II of this series, I established the following:
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Hunger is not a singular motivation: it is the interaction of several different clinically measurable, provably distinct mental and physical processes.
In a properly functioning human animal, likes and wants coincide; satiation is an accurate predictor of satiety; [ . . . ]

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Why Are We Hungry? Part II: Hunger Is The Product Of Multiple Perceptions And Motivations, Sometimes Conflicting

Part I of this series clearly establishes the following, which I hope is non-controversial:

Hunger is not a singular motivation: it is the interaction of several different clinically measurable, provably distinct mental and physical processes.

This is intuitively obvious to everyone: hunger is not a generic drive, satisfiable by shoving a generic substance called “food” into [ . . . ]

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Why Are We Hungry? Part I: What Is Hunger? Liking Vs. Wanting, Satiation Vs. Satiety

(This is a multi-part series: click here for the index.)

It is the 21st century. We have telephones that fit in a watch pocket, we can sequence the genetic code of life itself, and we can sift the accumulated knowledge of centuries in fractions of a second using Internet search engines. Yet we [ . . . ]

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