Never mess with a “hangry” person.
A recent survey of 2,000 American adults found that 74% admitted that hunger overwhelms them five times a week, culminating in more than 21,000 bursts of “hungry” in their lifetime.
People associate hunger with feelings of anger, moodiness, impatience, and fatigue. Regionally, the Northeast is the most “hangry” of all, with 46% saying they “always” or “often” experience this feeling.
The survey conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Farm Rich also revealed the most common reasons for people’s hunger-related irritability. These included eating late (44%), busy work schedules (37%), never knowing what to cook (32%) and not having time to go to the supermarket (29%).
Extreme hunger is most often experienced at home (41%), but people’s moods are high for work (35%), while shopping (34%), attending errands (33%) and traveling ( 33%) follows them.
Parents of young children are the most “hungry” of all (42%). Overall, 39% of parents admitted that they ate their children’s leftovers to reduce hunger. And 68% of parents are willing to let their kids eat whatever they want if it prevents them from throwing tantrums.
And when you’re about to approach someone who’s hungry and cranky, here’s what you need to know: Avoid talking too much (42%) and taking someone’s plate before they finish (38%). Don’t try.
To curb hunger, 42% admitted that they ate leftovers that they knew were their companions and 28% said they ate food that was thrown in the trash, while 27% reported expired Had meal.
Meghan Ozamis, marketing director for Farm Rich, says that when you feel “hungry,” snacks are a great option to satiate your hunger.
“There are many reasons why food can affect our mood, and this survey shows us many of them,” Ozmiz said. “Furthermore, we found that snacking remains important, with over half of respondents (56%) saying they try to snack more or fuel up with smaller meals throughout the day (55%).”