We are more susceptible to buying stuff we don’t need when we are hungry. The same goes for a leisurely grocery trip.
Make your shopping trip when you have other errands to do and a limited time to do them. You will be less likely to spend time exploring and picking up items that you did not originally plan to purchase.
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