How can cognitive dissonance affect eating habits?

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Joel H. Fuhrman, MD
Family Medicine
Cognitive dissonance is a psychological term describing the uncomfortable tension that may result from having conflicting thoughts, or from engaging in behavior that conflicts with one's beliefs. It usually results in the filtering of new information that conflicts with what one already believes. When it comes to choosing new eating habits and developing new taste preferences, cognitive dissonance needs to be recognized so we can get over it and move on. We must face the facts, accept our discomfort, and work through it.
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