Study Finds Hungry Grocery Shoppers Buy More Processed Junk Foods

Posted on May 6, 2013

A new Cornell University hs found that you will buy more unhealthy foods if you shop when you are hungry. ABC News reports that the study found that shoppers who did not eat four to five hours before grocery shopping bought 23% more processed junk foods on average. It is harder to avoid the temptation to buy snacks when are hungry.

Brian Wansink, one of the study's lead investigators, told ABC News, "You don't buy more, but you do buy more of the wrong type of calories. You buy things like cereal, snacks, chips, candy and other convenience foods that require no preparation and that you can eat right away."

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