‘The big decisions in life are best made on a full stomach’, says this article in the Telegraph.
Skipping meals can lead to reduced levels of a brain chemical that helps to keep careless and impulsive behaviour in check. Equallly, a good meal can help prevent people behaving in a cranky, aggressive and unfair way by maintaining levels of serotonin, says a study by a Cambridge University team.
I know I definitely have those cranky episodes when I’m hungry and I’m fine once I’ve eaten something. I’m not sure how it affects my decision-making abilities but the next time I do any impulsive shopping, it’ll be good to blame it on my tummy!