Things went pretty well this week. In honor of my thesis, and that being the only thing on my mind, I posted two posts about my nerdy passion, food psychology. This was kind of cheating for me because I had already done plenty of research on the topics but I still spent on a few hours on them reworking things to make it stylized for a blog. Not that it’s obvious or anything but I have a few opinions on food marketing and how it is affecting the health of consumers. Another not so obvious thing, I’m pretty quiet but if you feel like letting me talk your ear off for an hour just ask my opinion on low-fat.
Initially I was only going to do one post about my thesis topic, which quickly escalated to being very long so I broke it down into sections. First I started out with some history about processed food in order to provide some background and understanding of why things are the way they are now. Then I moved onto the marketing of processed foods and how that affects consumers purchasing decisions. After that I introduced the theory the “Health Halo” effect. This post brings everything all together and looks at how processed food and the marketing of it affects us psychology when we consume these products. To end the week on a lighter note I did a post on hummus because it is delicious and I missed doing posts about food.
I am the only nerd out there that is so interested in food psychology. Speaking of nerding out I have to highlight this post I did two ago about chocolate milk, Banning Chocolate Milk Doesn’t Have Outcomes Parents Hope For. This new study was pretty interesting and I had a fabulous time reading it while sipping on some coffee in Cantabria with my laptop that’s so old it sounds like a small vacuum when the fan runs.