by Alejandra "Alex" Ruani — Get free science updates here.
Although you might not realise it, several factors influence what you choose to eat and how much you choose to eat: with everything from where you buy your food, to food images, flavours and smell.
But could other people’s eating patterns also influence what and how much you eat, even when you don’t eat in company?
If so, how exactly do you “catch” others’ eating behaviours, good or bad? Is it your need for approval… or something entirely different?
More importantly, could we use this awareness to our benefit?
In this report, we look at the latest studies on eating psychology and food choice norms, including a brand-new 2015 review. Prepare to be amazed!
Grab “Are eating habits contagious?” below:
Conveniently download this 27-page science report. Contains links to extra reading materials and scientific references.
Topics covered in this report:
- What influences our food choices?
- Is obesity socially “contagious”?
- Losing weight with a teammate
- If everyone else is eating this way…
- Can we “catch” eating behaviours?
- I’ll have what you’re having…
- What did the researchers find?
- Contagion and shared identity
- Could it be the need for approval?
- How did they know others’ choices?
- Their choices, my choices
- Social proof of perceived benefits
- When is contagion likely to happen?
- Don’t tell me what I should eat…
- Can we use this to our benefit?
- So, are eating habits contagious?
- Your key takeaways
- Learn more
- References and resources
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- What's your number one discovery from this report?
- What does it mean to you and those you help?
- Which action steps could you take to trigger a healthier contagion effect?
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