Eating Habits Rhetorical Analysis

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Quote #1
“This explains why habits are so powerful: They create neurological cravings. Most of the time, these cravings emerge so gradually that we’re not really aware they exist, so we’re often blind to their influence.” pg47

The author is explaining how the experiment proved that habits can be uncontrollable and ingrained in your mind. After Julio comprehended his cue and reward; objects on the computer screen, and then recieving juice in return, he eventually anticipated the juice, and it became a habit.

The monkey experiment can portray to real life situations we all go through everyday without acknowledging it. Schultz watched a new pattern emerge when Julio craved for juice when it did not arrive. If we create strong
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It takes a lot more effort than just drawing a habit loop. Mandy 's therapist used the “habit reversal training.” and gave her an assignment to do when she was sent back home. “Carry around an index card, and each time you feel the cue-a tension in your fingertips-make a check mark on the card.” The total treatment lasted for about a month, and the nail-biting habit was gone. It seems very important to recognize your cues and rewards if you want to change your habits.

Quote #4
“For a habit to stay changed, people must believe change is possible. And most often, that belief only emerges with the help of a group.” pg92

People who struggles with habits like smoking and drinking, it is recommended to find other who have the same problems for support and motivation. Study your habits, and find an alternative routine. You will find that being in a group can help you stay committed.

The author is suggesting the reader to find a support group for guidance. Communicating is essential. It is best to talk to others about your habits to believing that you can overcome and cope with their addictions and also believe that change can happen. There has been a vast amount of alcoholics/smokers who quit drinking just by forming a habit of belief.

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