When Food Is Love is an intriguing book that offers insight into the psychology of psychological regression. This book is appropriate for anyone interested in psychotherapy, even if you have never heard of it before. It is also applicable to those without an eating disorder. Geneen Roth’s book explores the psychology behind the compulsive need to eat. It also offers insight into the psychological aspects of perpetual dieting. For more information, read the book.

Geneen Roth’s book explores the psychology behind compulsive eating and perpetual dieting

This fascinating and revealing book is written by a clinical health psychologist who is a professor at Appalachian State University. She teaches psychiatry and behavioral medicine courses and has been publishing research on the psychology of fat talk for thirteen years. The book is filled with statistics and scientific research studies, making it an excellent resource for students of psychology, sociology, and women’s studies.

In a readable style, Geneen Roth outlines four experiences that made her realize her addiction and help her recover. One of these was a traumatic incident that left her with intense bleeding and fear of her boyfriend finding out about her life. It was at this point that she decided to write her confessional and share it with the world. This raw confessional exposes her exhausting struggle with food and explores the inner emotional factors that made her make those choices.

Food sharing

Various studies have shown that sharing food with someone you love can be a sign of deep emotional connection. Researchers have identified four levels of food sharing in human relationships. In the first level, sharing food is not intimate or romantic, while the second level of sharing involves physically putting the food into the other person’s mouth. Even chimpanzees are known to share their food with family members, and it is possible to see this same behavior between human couples.

The study also analyzed whether sharing food is an indication of love or intimacy in a relationship. While it’s not necessarily a sign of marriage, it can indicate a close relationship. Food sharing in a relationship is often the first thing shared between a couple. While the research did not directly test whether food sharing is an indication of love, it showed that couples who shared food tended to be closer to one another.


If chocolate is the food of love, then the emperor of the Aztecs consumed gallons of it. Likewise, Casanova drank cups of chocolates before seducing women. While the connection between chocolate and sexual desire has not been definitively proven, there are plenty of legends and myths surrounding the subject. Whether or not they’re true, chocolate’s romantic properties have been the subject of plenty of negative publicity.

The chemical PEA in chocolate is thought to induce feelings of euphoria and happiness. It also promotes the release of certain chemicals necessary for feelings of pleasure. This compound has earned it the reputation as the love drug, as it is believed to improve feelings of love and attachment. While this claims are intriguing, they lack the scientific backing of the research on how chocolate affects the brain. And while chocolate does contain PEA, there is no evidence that it boosts feelings of love and attachment.


Scientists have discovered that chimpanzees form strong bonds after sharing food with each other. Their research suggests that oxytocin, the “love hormone,” spikes in the urine of chimpanzees who share food. Oxytocin is also a powerful bonding hormone and has been linked to breastfeeding and close relationships between humans and other primates. These results show that the sharing of food is a powerful way to foster new friendships and strengthen existing ones.

Interestingly, chimps can be quite picky about the types of food they eat, and onions are often the most prized. The higher-ranked chimps are often the first to grab onions, and they do this with great gusto. When chimps find onions on the ground, they take them first and grab as many as they can get. One caregiver, Fred, has seen chimps pick up and carry armsfuls of them.

Chocolate’s effect on chimpanzees

Chimpanzees have been observed eating cacao pods in Guinea. They ingest the pulp and spit out the seeds. Other times, they eat the whole cacao pod, swallow its seeds, and then spit out the seeds in their feces. There are no definitive conclusions about whether or not chocolate has a similar effect on chimpanzees. However, it is likely that chocolate has some effect on chimps.

In one study, chimpanzees were trained to exchange objects for food. They were shown two objects and had to return one within 120 seconds, or one taste. Half of the subjects were given food, while the other half were provided with nonfood items. The trials were performed in random order. Chimpanzees preferred the food items over the nonfood items, such as knotted rope and rubber-bone chew toys.

Moods evoked by food

Moods evoked by food provide new information beyond the hedonic ratings associated with liking and dislike. Emotions evoked by food can influence consumer choice by predicting consumers’ emotional responses and liking for a particular food product. The study investigated the valence and activation of seven food products. In blind tasting conditions, participants rated their emotional responses to these products and scored their liking for each. The test products were breakfast drinks, and the participants made food choices in two separate breakfast sessions.

The majority of studies using subjective questionnaires or ratings to assess emotional responses to food do not consider physiological and behavioral factors in understanding food-induced emotions. The authors also suggest a more comprehensive approach, including a broader range of emotional measures and a variety of methods. Mood-evoked food studies need to report on empirical research conducted on healthy populations. Researchers suggest that researchers should use valid and widely-applicated measures, separate categories, and collect data simultaneously.