The Evolution of Human Gluttony

The Human Evolution Blog

Gluttony is the overindulgence and over-consumption of food and drink and its something pretty much all of us are guilty of from time to time. We all love to eat. We especially crave rich, calorie-packed foods. Knowing that we “shouldn’t” often makes no difference at all. How often has your willpower collapsed at the sight of a scrumptious and moist chocolate cake? Our drive to eat goes way beyond basic hunger.

I think I speak for pretty much everyone when I say that if there were a magic pill that would allow me to eat anything I wanted in unlimited quantities and not suffer any weight gain or health risks, I would eat about six gigantic meals a day. And pecan pie. Lots of pecan pie.


There is a drive within all of us to eat, eat, and eat some more. What’s worse is that this drive seems pretty well…

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