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If You're Single, You're Probably Eating Way More Food That's Bad For You

If you live alone, science has some bad news for you: You're probably eating a lot of crap.

This sad conclusion comes from an analysis done by researchers at the Queensland University of Technology who looked at 41 studies to examine the dietary habits of people who lived on their own and people who lived with others.

The consensus? Living on your own rather than with a significant other or roommates means you're probably eating less fruit, veggies and lean protein.

Yep, you're subsisting on Trader Joe's frozen Indian food (that stuff is good, though) and Seamless deliveries.

Researcher Dr. Hanna said,

The psychological impacts of living alone can also influence diet. Previous research has found loneliness, for example, is a significant predictor of malnutrition in the elderly.

With so many people around the globe living alone, this is a bit of a problem — especially because isolation can actually kill you.

Feeling lonely leads to a weakened immune system, difficulty coping with stress (which leads to high blood pressure!) and is a more likely cause of death than obesity.

Everyone go out and find a roommate, please.

Citations: Study Confirms That Cooking for One Means Heating Pizza for One (New York magazine), Relationship between living alone and food and nutrient intake (Nutrition Reviews), Living alone can dent healthy diets (ScienceDaily)

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Leigh is obsessed with all things health, fitness and wellness. When she's not writing about healthy ways to cook with pumpkin and the latest fitness trends, you can probably find her running along the East River or blending up a green smoothie ...
Leigh is obsessed with all things health, fitness and wellness. When she's not writing about healthy ways to cook with pumpkin and the latest fitness trends, you can probably find her running along the East River or blending up a green smoothie ...

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