Grocery shopping hungry is costing Americans this much

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According to research, grocery shopping on an empty stomach will cost you an extra $26 per trip, on average.

A recent poll of 2,000 general population Americans, conducted by OnePoll and commissioned by Dole Food Company in honor of National Banana Day on Apr. 17, found that the average person makes two grocery runs per week and budgets $162 for their haul.

The study found that more than three-quarters of respondents (76%) agreed they’re more likely to spend more than they’d like if they grocery shop while hungry and six in ten said they’re also likely to leave their health goals at the door.

A majority (62%) said they’ll typically spend up to 20% more than what they’ve set aside for groceries for the week. Only a fifth (20%) reported that they never overspend what they’ve budgeted for groceries.