POPSUGAR Smart-living Shopping Do You Spend More When You Shop On an Empty Stomach? by Smart Living 7/29/08 0 Shares Like us on Facebook Source Read More ConsumerismYour Two CentsSavvy PollPollShopping Consumerism 11 Secrets to Saving Big Bucks at Ikea 10 Things You Should Buy at Target 13 Money-Saving Amazon Tricks 40 Disneyland Products That Will Help You Celebrate the 60th Anniversary in Style POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get inspired with our daily newsletter Food Love and Sex Vegetarian Home DIY Tech Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. jessy777 6 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 6 years I need to have energy to shop, therefore I need to eat first TahitiMoo 6 years Yes. When I'm hungry things that I wouldn't normally eat at home end up in my shopping cart. krrn 6 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 6 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 6 years I will buy more at the grocery store if i am hungry, so i try not to go on an empty stomach. RosaDilia 6 years No. I always eat at home before I go shopping. skigurl 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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.