It’s no secret that most people get irritable when they are hungry. It’s so common that someone coined the phrase “hangry” to explain it. Well, it turns out, a lot of us are getting hangry way too often and would be willing to do anything to stop it from happening.
A new Farm Rich survey finds:
- 75% of Americans admit to getting hangry five times a week.
- Such hunger leads to 21,000 hangry outbursts over the course of their lifetime.
- The most common symptoms of hanger include anger, grumpiness, impatience and fatigue.
- So, why are people letting themselves get so hungry? Common reasons for hunger-related anger include:
- Mealtime delays (44%)
- Busy work schedule (37%)
- Not knowing what to cook (32%)
- Not having time to shop for groceries (29%)
In order to avoid being hangry:
- 58% of people will eat their least favorite food.
- 39% of parents will eat their kids’ snacks.
- 28% will even admit to eating thrown out food from the top of the garbage can.
- 27% have even eaten expired food.
- 27% admit to eating someone else’s food from the office or shared kitchen.
And some folks are willing to do almost anything to avoid being hangry, including:
- Give up social media for a month (32%)
- Eat only my favorite food for a month (30%)
- Get a tattoo of my favorite food item (26%)
- Run 5 miles (26%)
- Change my name to my favorite snack (25%)
- Wear the same clothes for a week (16%)
- Not watch my favorite sports team for a whole season (12%)
God help you if you’re around me when I’m hangry!