THIS Is When You Are Most Likely To Make Bad Decisions

And It's An Easy Fix

September 17, 2019

If you have to make a big decision, here's some advice:  Eat 10 donuts first.  Okay maybe that is a bit excessive but you should eat something before making any decision.

According to a new study, you make bad decisions on an empty stomach.

Researchers found that when people were hungry, it made them more impatient . . . and they wound up making more impulsive decisions.  You'll settle for a smaller reward now rather than wait for a larger reward coming your way later.

The researchers say, quote, "People generally know when they are hungry they shouldn't really go food shopping because they are more likely to make choices that are either unhealthy or indulgent.  And the research says that may go from grocery shopping to financial decisions or even ones to do with your interpersonal relationships.  

Get this! "Researchers noted that if you offer people a reward now or double that reward in the future, they were normally willing to wait for 35 days to double the reward, but when hungry this plummeted to three days!" the lesson is to eat before you have to make a decision.  Just maybe not 10 donuts.