Eating because other people are eating, rather than because you are hungry. Like being a social drinker. (Tem42 says "it's eating that serves a social function, but you usually do it when you're hungry, anyway." Myself, I can think of many times when I've gone along with friends to a restaurant when I'm not hungry, and ordered a little something so as not to be the only person not eating, even though I wouldn't have chosen to eat at that time if I were home alone.)

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