Are children born with the capability to recognize hunger? Is the cause of eating disorder that you have not learnt to recognize the hunger sensation?
Hunger is an inborn instinct, but to feel hunger and separate it from
other feelings is not inborn and must be learned. The belief that hunger
is exclusively an inborn instinct has made it difficult to understand how
eating disorders arise. The ability to feel hunger and satisfaction can be
harmed by slimming or starvation.