Brits spend an average of two hours a day thinking, talking and texting about what to eat and when to eat it, the equivalent of 30 days every year.
In addition, 70% of those polled by Subway, which commissioned the study to mark 25 years of Footlong Subs, said they regularly get ‘hangry’ during the day, which can result in them losing concentration and getting irritable at work.
According to the data, 11am is the moment when the average Brit hits the “hangry” wall with almost three quarters of the adults surveyed saying they have two lunches, because they simply can’t wait until midday to eat.
With the typical Brit ravenous as many as four times a day, they send seven texts or pictures to their friends each week, either discussing new restaurants, recipe ideas or pictures of their culinary masterpieces.
On top of that an additional six phone calls are had which are purely dedicated to ‘what do you fancy to eat?’ conversations.
Seven in ten adults said that talking about food and ingredients to their friends and family is one of their favourite things to do.