If you didn't know Mercury is in retrograde, which basically means it appears to be going backward in it's orbit. As astronomers know, this is a big deal because Mercury is believed to be the planet of communication and rational thinking. This is basically why everyone thinks catastrophes and problems and chaos occurs on Earth because everything is thrown off balance.

I am sure you have heard the old saying, "Don't make any life changing or financial decisions when Mercury is in retrograde." Basically you may regret the choices you make while Mercury is in retrograde. But did you know that when Mercury is in retrograde, people develop interesting food patterns as well? You may find yourself eating some interesting foods during this time period.

Thrillist recently released a study done by DoorDash during 2019 of food trends they noticed people ordered the most during this time period that differed from the rest of the year.

Here are the top foods that they found people ordered the most during the time period:

1. Fries
2. Chicken Nuggets
3. Quesadillas
4. Burrito
5. Cheeseburger
6. Chips & Queso
7. Wings
8. Milkshakes
9. Fried Rice
10. Pad Thai

Apparently we really like comfort food when Mercury is in retrograde. So, if you put on a few pounds during this time, don't be shocked or sad... just blame it on Mercury. By the way for those of you that freak out over these things, Mercury will be out of retrograde on March 9th so hang in there!