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Beh 225 Disorders




The primary drive of hunger is a biological drive that maintains the state of equilibrium in the body (homeostasis). This acts as a regulator for your entire body, trying to find a balance with the intake of food (Coon & Mitterer, 2013). For example, when we eat too much, we will not want to eat again until our body tells us that we are hungry, yet if we do not consume enough calories, we will most likely have a desire to eat more which will balance the needs of our body. What one eats, and how much they eat creates a set point for the body which controls hunger and eating (Coon & Mitterer, 2013). Because of this, a person who is overweight may still feel hungry even though their calorie intake for the day has been exceeded, yet an anorexic person may


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