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Why is food reward short lived?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 02, 2012 at 10:41 PM

The first bite is always the best. Then as you proceed to chomp away it becomes somewhat tasteless. I'm aware of the food reward advantage but why is it short lived? What if it lasted all the way to the last bite?

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on November 03, 2012
at 03:15 PM

i read it thoroughly the first time

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on November 03, 2012
at 03:13 PM

don't worry, i did

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on November 03, 2012
at 03:00 PM

Like giving you a neg? Might want to read my Q again.

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on November 03, 2012
at 02:57 PM

Thanks for posting but I wasn't asking for advice. I agree with you about how everything taste better after fasting.

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on November 03, 2012
at 10:32 AM

Thanks for posting this. Gonna read into more.

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on November 03, 2012
at 03:28 AM

Awesome explanation +1

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on November 03, 2012
at 03:27 AM

Lol, you should look up the opponent process theory of motivation. Basically absolutely everything that is pleasurable is slightly less pleasurable with repeated stimulus. So, think of Cocaine, Meth, Orgasms, Pizza, etc. Anything that stimulates the shi* out of your dopamine receptors has to reverse compensate. Think of it as your body trying to establish a state of homeostasis.

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on November 03, 2012
at 03:28 AM

Awesome explanation +1

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on November 03, 2012
at 10:32 AM

Thanks for posting this. Gonna read into more.

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on November 03, 2012
at 05:37 AM

Maybe you need to do intermittent fasting to get more full enjoyment out of food. I know when I am truly hungry anything tastes amazing. But it is true that the amount of pleasure you get decreases with each bite.

You could overcome this by practicing negative visualization as you eat. If you treat every bite the same as a prisoner at his last meal, I'm sure you will enjoy every single bit of it to the fullest extent.

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on November 03, 2012
at 02:57 PM

Thanks for posting but I wasn't asking for advice. I agree with you about how everything taste better after fasting.

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on November 02, 2012
at 11:59 PM

This is just speculation, but perhaps the quickly-diminishing returns of eating is evolution's way of (a) decreasing the probability that you don't eat too much and (b) increasing the likelihood that you'll have some food for later.

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on November 03, 2012
at 06:43 AM

be happy on other activities.

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on November 03, 2012
at 03:15 PM

i read it thoroughly the first time

C3bc92e6b5eba45dc55f43ac3c70cc25

on November 03, 2012
at 03:00 PM

Like giving you a neg? Might want to read my Q again.

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on November 03, 2012
at 03:13 PM

don't worry, i did

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