Covid pandemic is changing eating behavior and leading to record weight gain

The coronavirus pandemic is not only affecting health, mentally and economically. It also leads to radical changes in everyday life – and thus to changed eating behavior. A study by the University of St. Gallen shows that the pandemic has significantly increased the average weight of the population. On average, the body weight increased by a whopping 3.3 kilograms compared to 2019.

With Corona came the home office. At times around half of the working population worked from home – where chips and nuts can be picked up more quickly than in the company. A smaller radius of movement and the well-stocked refrigerator have apparently changed the eating behavior drastically, like SRF reported in advance from the study.