If you’re focusing on your eating habits in 2019 then be mindful of the clock striking 2:41 pm.A survey of 2,000 Americans found that that is the specific time of day where willpower is most tested and cravings strike hardest.
And while the mid-afternoon lull sees food temptation most commonly strike, Americans think about food an average of four times a day and spend 40 minutes per day purely thinking about food, according to the study.
That adds up to more than 240 hours per year or the equivalent of over 10 solid 24-hour days.The new study conducted by One Poll, on behalf of Blue Diamond Almonds, unearths the details surrounding American food cravings and discovered that people tend to succumb to their cravings an average of four times a week.
Over two-thirds of people admit to feeling a pesky urge for a snack at the same time during most days.Urges for something sweet are the most commonly occurring craving, with salty, spicy, savory and smoky rounded out the top five flavor cravings.
Sometimes one flavor just isn’t enough and people need to create a delicious combination to truly satisfy what they’re after; 58 percent would go for the always-classic salty and sweet combo, while 35 percent go for salty and spicy.