Study: Winning teams tackle battle of the bulge
College football season is a week away for most fans across the country but as you prepare to cheer on your favorite team, experts say you may want to pay just as much attention to calories.
The Journal, Psychological Science took a closer look at what happens to fans the day after an NFL game.
Researchers from the Insead Business School found that supporters of the winning team tended to eat healthier foods and even ate 10 percent less saturated fat than normal.
Fans on the losing side of the game tended to eat more saturated fats and sugars.
In fact, those fans ate 16 percent more than they usually ate on Mondays.
Researchers believe that when a team wins, it boosts fans’ self-control.
However, when they lose, people are more likely to eat because they are emotional.