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Feeling Tired? Don't Go Grocery Shopping


In addition to avoiding the grocery store when you're hungry, a small study found that shopping when you're tired can also impact your choices. The study, published in the journal Obesity, found that just a single night of sleep deprivation makes you more likely to buy higher-calorie food if you shop the next day.

Researchers gave 14 normal-weight men $50 for food shopping after a good night's sleep and after a night of sleep deprivation. All of the men ate breakfast before shopping so that hunger didn't impact the experiment. They found that the men bought 18 percent more food (in grams) and 9 percent more calories after a night of sleep deprivation compared to when they shopped after a good night's sleep.

For more healthy shopping tips, read "The Healthy Shopper's Guide to the Grocery Store."

Tags: Health, Food