Eating Psychology is the study of eating behaviours. In simple terms, it is about what we eat, how we eat, where and when we eat.
What we eat
In the modern western world and other industrialised societies, food is in abundant supply. It is cheap, easy to find and of varying quality. A large number of people only purchase food from the big supermarket chains. In many communities the local high street food supplier has gone. As a result, many of us are making poor food choices about what to eat.
A more complicating factor that often goes unnoticed is the medications that people take. This is commonplace in the modern world, but few notice the effect these have on their food intake, or gut health.