NEW YORK, NY – It’s no secret that football fans love to chow down while watching a game. But a study out now in Psychological Science shows that the outcome of a game could have an impact on the circumference of some fan’s guts.
The numbers show that fans of a losing team tend to eat more saturated fats and sugars the day after their losing team’s loss. Fans of the winning team supposedly tend to make healthier choices in the kitchen.
INSEAD Business School looked at fans in more than two dozen cities over two NFL seasons and on average, the losing team’s fans ate about 16% more saturated fats while the winners are “winning”, eating about 9% less saturated fat than normal.
See what’s happening here?
When a team wins it’s boosting a fan’s self-control, and when the team loses, fans are more likely to partake in emotional eating because they feel a threat to their identity and they’re insecure.
Wonder if that’s why Dallas fans are so chubby?!