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Do You Spend More When You Shop On an Empty Stomach?

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jessy777 jessy777 8 years
Grocery shopping yes. My mother always told us to eat before going to the grocery store so we wouldn't buy everything due to hunger. I spend less when shopping for anything else because I am fussy and cranky when I get hungry. This makes me not like anything in the store and be irritable by small annoyances. I must eat a little something or the chances of my buying something shrinks tremendously.
haydee haydee 8 years
I need to have energy to shop, therefore I need to eat first
TahitiMoo TahitiMoo 8 years
Yes. When I'm hungry things that I wouldn't normally eat at home end up in my shopping cart.
krrn krrn 8 years
definitely when i'm grocery shopping. shopping for clothes, i would probably buy less because i'm just eager to leave and go eat.
MandeeLei MandeeLei 8 years
No matter what I'm shopping for - if I'm hungry I'm actually faster because I want to get done so I can eat!
Liss1 Liss1 8 years
I will buy more at the grocery store if i am hungry, so i try not to go on an empty stomach.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 8 years
No. I always eat at home before I go shopping.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
well i know i would spend less on clothes after i eat a big meal because i'd feel fat and bloated. so probably i would spend more on clothing if i was feeling hungry
okmom23 okmom23 8 years
Shopping for clothes, accessories, and shoes is always more comfortable if I am not starving! I never go shopping for groceries when I am hungry, because I buy way too much on implulse!
CoralAmber CoralAmber 8 years
I get cranky when I'm hungry, so I actually spend less money because I just want to leave and go eat. :D
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Honestly, I know grocery shopping on an empty tummy is a no-no, but I perfer it. I find when I do so, I will pick out more (and evern better foods) that I am craving so I don't forget something that wasn't on my list!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
aside from grocery shopping - i don't think that i buy more when i'm hungry or not - and then again, i don't think that it truly impacts my buying power in the food store either. i'm pretty controlled about that thankfully.
Brendelwoman Brendelwoman 8 years
Honestly, I'm not sure. I try not to go shopping for groceries when I'm starving. It will be interesting to see if anyone has noticed the urge to splurge on clothing or other non-food items when they are hungry.
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