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The Purpose of Food

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For too long we have used food and an enticement, an incentive, a reward for behaving a certain way.  Pavlov and proponents of operant conditioning  would say it works.  It certainly shapes behavior, but what they might not admit are the unwanted consequences.  Food can’t fix what we know to be right.  I DO NOT propose more willpower.  I suggest you replace the incentive and shaping of the behavior to be based upon a larger goal, like being a better parent, better son, better daughter, etc. That will keep you focused on what’s important instead of the food.

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