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    Weight Control and Hunger

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    In seven pages this paper examines weight control and hunger in a consideration of various psychological conditions. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

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    survivals needs. We often find ourselves hungry, from a psychological standpoint, because we are bored or because we have some powerful relationship with food. There are those individuals who lived  a childhood wherein they were always hungry due to a real lack of food. These people may be the only ones with a legitimate excuse for their psychological hunger. But,  others are generally psychologically hungry due to emotional and mental fears and stress factors. In the following paper we examine the psychological relationship between hunger and weight control.  Hunger and Weight "Much of the time the causes of excess weight are unclear. Books that deal with the issue from a habit perspective tend to deny psychological aspects, while  those written by therapists sometimes tend to state that it is always psychological" (White, 2002; obesity.htm). While the issues relating to hunger and weight control are not always psychological, there  are a few conditions wherein psychology plays a very big part. White (2002) suggests that if an individual loses weight and then becomes very energetic and almost nervous, psychology is  a factor. In addition if an individual gains back at least one pound a week after losing weight the problems may be psychological (White, 2002). And, of course, many cases  of hunger and weight control that are associated with bulimia and anorexia are generally psychologically based. The last type of psychological condition is that which attends to those who eat  when stressed, lonely, angry, or possessed of some other emotion which is psychologically linked to eating disorders. It is fairly common knowledge that a great deal of psychological relationships  with food, relating to hunger and relating to both overeating and undereating, stem from childhood. Some people instinctively ease their childrens discomfort through food. If the child hurts themselves, ice 

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