We eat what our friends eat, according to a study from the Agricultural and Applied Economic Association at 2013’s annual meeting. The study provided new information of how much our environment influences our eating habits.
Within the study, it was found that people are happier if they were making similar choices to those sitting around them. If many peers are ordering higher-calories items or spending more money, then he or she is also happier, or at least less unhappy, if he or she is ordering higher-calories foods and spends more money. So if you are hoping to eat better, try dining with friends who are hoping to do so too.