More people are buying groceries online through services like Amazon Fresh. Even some grocery stores are delivering now. Some people think it’s just a lazy Millennial thing. But it turns out it might also help you lose weight . . .
Researchers at the University of Albany released a study this month that found you’re less likely to make impulse purchases when you shop online. That usually means things like chips, candy, and other junk food.
They had college students rate how impulsive they think they are. Then they gave them about $50 in virtual currency, and had them shop for groceries online.
Across the board, they made healthier choices than when people shop at a grocery store. And how impulsive they were didn’t matter. Even the most impulsive ones didn’t buy much junk food.
Which kind of makes sense. You’re constantly tempted to buy stuff while you’re walking around a store. But when you shop online, you have to search for SPECIFIC products you want to buy.
So it might be good for your waistline, and it might put less strain on your wallet too.