If you’ve ever tried shopping while you’re hungry, then you probably know that it’s a bad idea. Everything you look at will look like it was made by a professional chef, and you can’t help but want to buy it all and eat it at home.
Little did you know that aftergoing home and eating some of it, you’ll start wondering why you bought it in the first place. It’s not like you needed all of it to sate your hunger.
That’s why we emphasize that the best way to do grocery shopping is with your belly full and after a meal. This article takes a look at this controversy by weight loss enthusiasts and what you can do about it.
High-Calorie Foods, Check!
Whether you like it or not, whenever you’re hungry, you’ll always prefer high-calorie foods than those with fewer calories.
This, in turn, will result in unhealthy choices. Not only will it mess with your weight loss plans, but it’ll also lead to side effects later, such as constipation, and more.
So, if you’re thinking of shopping with an empty stomach, forget about it.
Short-Term Food Deprivation
Studies were conducted with the conclusion that short-term food deprivation can lead to changes in food decisions.
An experiment made sure that half of the participants were able to eat as much as they want, while the other half aren’t given any food. They were then required to do shopping.
It’s found that the ones that aren’t given any food bought more high-calorie products than they normally do as well as more than those that had food prior to the shopping.
This proves that not only will hunger lead you to prefer high-calorie foods rather than low-calorie ones, it’ll also result in individuals buying more products than they normally do.
The next time you go grocery shopping, make sure that you eat and fill your belly. Also, if you’re going to do so, we recommend eating low-calorie foods, otherwise there’s no point into filling your belly to the brim.
Grocery shopping with an empty stomach can lead to changes in food choices, even if you’re not planning to buy foods in the first place.