Poor Eaters pp 13-52 | Cite as

Beginning Thoughts

  • Joel Macht


Often, the most obvious facts are the items many of us overlook. There exists a simple axiom that governs our eating and drinking activities, and we would be wise as we take our first step together to review its conspicuous, distinct message. Excluding unusual exceptions, we eat and drink when we are hungry and thirsty. We eat and drink because we have discovered, long before we sit at a table, say our first word, or are first placed in a high chair, that eating and drinking produce two natural outcomes:
  1. 1.

    We enjoy the tastes of whatever solids and liquids we are consuming;

  2. 2.

    We are able to momentarily put to rest the gnawing feelings of hunger and/or thirst.



Physical Discomfort Food Refusal Environmental Feedback Emotional Discomfort Primary Feeder 
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