How We Eat with Our Eyes and Think with Our Stomach: The Hidden Influences That Shape Your Eating Habits

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About the Author

Melanie Mühl is a features editor at Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) as well as a feature journalist. She is coauthor of FAZ's blog Food Affair, which reaches hundreds of thousands of readers per month.

Diana von Kopp is a psychologist fascinated by the fact that food has an immense impact on our brain, performance, and well-being. She dove into research and has been writing for Food Affair ever since.


"We make 200 conscious and unconscious decisions about food every day. Clearly, eating is no fun anymore. The authors want to cut through the juice cleanses and paleo diets to bring back some common sense."--The New York Times Book Review

"The connections between our emotions and the foods we choose are explored in fascinating detail."

"Easy to read and entertaining throughout, How We Eat with Our Eyes and Think with Our Stomach provides welcome clarity for those seeking to understand and change long-ingrained food habits."--Shelf Awareness

"Offers easily digestible insights to help you make more conscious choices about what goes in your stomach."--Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"The authors present their information in such a delightful fashion that even readers who have never asked, 'Why do cats sit on your lap and cows on your plate?' will be glad to have the answer to that question, and many others."--Publishers Weekly

"Of all of the books I've read on food, psychology, and eating behavior this year, How We Eat with Our Eyes and Think with Our Stomach is far and away the most interesting, useful, and entertaining."--from the foreword by Brian Wansink, PhD, author of Mindless Eating and Slim by Design

"How We Eat with Our Eyes and Think with Our Stomach is a remarkable book, which in an entertaining way takes a deep dive into our bodies and explores a world few of us ever knew. After reading this book you'll never see (or taste) food the same way again!"--Martin Lindstrom, New York Times bestselling author of Buyology and Small Data

"If you've ever wondered how to make simple and sensible diet choices this is the book for you. This is the best book I've found on the topic. It offers clarity in the midst of chaotic and conflicting information about food. It's a pleasurable read that makes thoughtful eating decisions both easier to make and more holistic to apply."--Sheena Iyengar, author of The Art of Choosing

"An entertaining tour through some of the fascinating research on how our minds govern what we like to eat. It will change the way you approach your dinner."--Bob Holmes, author of Flavor: The Science of Our Most Neglected Sense

"These essays are not only easy and amusing, they are also scientifically supported by appropriate studies and enriched with expert opinions. All this makes reading a pleasure."--MIT Technology Review (Germany)