Boredom can make you more likely to crave fatty and sugary foods.
Research presented at this year’s Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society explored the connection between boredom and food consumption. The research was based on two studies involving up to 52 people; the first observed a group’s food intake before and after carrying out a monotonous task and the second study involved observing both food choices (healthy or unhealthy) and amount during both a funny and a boring film.
The results showed that you are more likely to eat unhealthy food when you are carrying out repetitive tasks and you’re more likely to opt for unhealthy food when you’re watching a boring film.
Make sure that you keep plenty of healthy food with you at all times so that if you are doing something repetitive or boring, you always have something healthy to hand.
References: Bored people reach for the crisps