Why does an animal feel like it wants to eat? (hunger) Why does it suddenly decide to eat? (meal initiation) Why does it continue to eat voraciously first and slow down later? Why does it feel that it has had enough to eat? (satiety) Why does it decide to stop eating? (meal termination). Why is the lion a carnivore? and the antelope a herbivore? Why don't the hyenas hunt like the lions to get their food? Why do rodents eat at night? Why do cats suddenly start eating grass?
Why does the man who won the lottery feel less starved? Why does the prisoner on death-row not have a hearty meal? Why do people eat more at parties? Why does the patient with chest infection lose appetite? Why does the patient with cholecystitis feel nauseous with fatty food? Why do children hate vegetables? What makes women like chocolates? Why are food cravings different in pregnancy? Why do men hate cooking? (oops..) Why does man get fatter with age? Why are everyone in some families fat? Why do smokers eat less? Why do babies start to suckle? Why don't fat people become celebrities? (sorry, got carried away there!) Why doesn't man feel the urge to do exercise when fat increases? Why don't we shiver away our excess calories? Why do we say no to less salty food? Why do we order dessert after a hearty meal? Why do you eat fat (Atkins) and still lose fat? Why is an aperitif an aperitif?
One day, we will find out the answers.....one day too late.