After reading the chapter about hunger it got me thinking about times that I am hungry when I physically do not need to eat. When I am stressed I eat, I know it is different for every person but I am not someone who loses their appetite from stress. Whether it is school, my job or something going on with my family I use or should I say "abuse food". I am definitely an emotional eater. I think out of most foods I crave sweets. I love dessert food. I think that when I become stressed out I eat because it comforts me. When I am feeling anxious and worried about a situation eating something helps to relieve the stress. I use other ways to relieve stress to like boxing and running, but food provides me with a comfort that exercising doesn't. It is funny to me though how stress and eating is a vicious cycle. I eat when I am stressed and eventually it can lead to weight gain. And when you gain weight you can become depressed and unhappy with yourself, therefore leading to more stress! You cannot escape it!
"The pleasure principle does not abandon the intention of ultimately obtaining pleasure, but it nevertheless demands and carries into effect the postponement of satisfaction, the abandonment of a number of possibilities of gaining satisfaction and the temporary toleration of unpleasure as a step on the long indirect road to pleasure" Sigmund Freud
"The consequences of an act affect the probability of it's occurring again" BF Skinner