I don’t know about you, but I’m hungrier than usual these days, to the point where Trader Joe’s snacks are an actual godsend. And no, I’m not saving lives on the front lines of the pandemic (though I’m grateful for everyone who is). I’m in my pajamas on Zoom.
How can I be so hungry even though I’m sitting around more than ever? Some research suggests that being more sedentary doesn’t necessarily result in a reduced appetite. After all, especially when you’re doing work, “sitting around” still requires thinking, concentration, focus, and just brain power in general, all of which require energy.