Shopping Hungry

You may have heard how hungry grocery shoppers spend more. But hitting the store on an empty stomach isn’t just draining your wallet, it’s stretching your waist.

Beings hungry effects your judgment, and increases the chance you’ll add junk food, pre-processed meals and higher calorie items to your cart—in place of the healthier options you would have bought. In short, studies show we buy more bad and less good.

It may seem like common sense, but simply having a snack before you shop can help. Or, try shopping right after breakfast, lunch or dinner. A little planning will help your belly and your budget.

If you have a comment or question for the New Shine.FM wellness expert Dr. Walt Larimore, visit the wellness expert page at Shine.FM.

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