Study: How Your Reusable Grocery Bag Is Making You Fat

What’s good for the environment isn’t necessarily what’s best for your waistline. A Harvard study reveals that shopping with a reusable grocery bag may make you buy more junk foods. In the study, people who brought reusable grocery bags with them to the supermarket were seven percent more likely to buy foods high in fat, sugar, or sodium than shoppers who just used regular plastic bags at checkout. Researchers think that since you know you’re helping the environment by choosing to use a reusable bag, you feel the need to treat yourself with some junk food. Resist the urge by finding another way to indulge, such as buying a better brand of coffee than you normally would. (Men’s Health