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"If you shop on a full stomach, you're more likely to look at food as a product to buy and less as something to eat right now," says Aron. Your senses will be attacked by the sights and smells of what you want to eat. If your stomach is empty, you will be less rational in your decisions, Aron says.

When you're hungry, you imagine yourself eating something, and you're more likely to add unplanned buys to your cart, Aron says.

Impulse buying on an empty stomach often includes picking up whatever you can unwrap quickly and eat in the car -- items that are often more expensive than something you can prepare at home.


 

 

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