Most of us eat three meals a day, every day for the entirety of our lives but somehow all that practice doesn't speed things up.
Even though the stakes aren't that high, choosing what to eat can end up eating a whole chunk of our daily lives.
On average Brits spend 35 minutes a day thinking about what they're going to eat. That equates to 18 months over your lifetime.
Just over three quarters of Brits admit to having difficulty about deciding what to eat, while just under half of us blame that on how much we love our food.
Thats not all the time we spend though. With online delivery websites taking over the takeaway market, we spend an average of 48 minutes every month browsing online menus and deciding what to eat.
We also eat out an average of three times a month. Despite many of us spending six minutes and 30 seconds perusing the restaurant's menus before we go, we still take just shy of 9 minutes to decide what to eat when we step in.
The figures are based on a survey of 2,000 adults commissioned by Giraffe World Kitchen.
They found how much time we spend on average deciding what to eat at each mealtime:
Breakfast – 2 minutes 56 seconds
Lunch – 5 minutes 48 seconds
Dinner – 10 minutes 22 seconds
Snacks – 3 minutes 48 seconds
Drinks – 3 minutes 31 seconds
Discussing food choices with family/friends work colleagues – 8 minutes 26 seconds
As you can see, for many people discussing what they're having is a big part of the process, with 70% of us admitting to thinking or talking about or food options at length. In facet, 67% of us even have trouble picking a cuisine to go with.
Giraffe World Kitchen has restaurants in Heathrow terminals 3 and 5 as well as outlets in Holland Park, James Street and Victoria.
During July if you visit the restaurant but are struggling to figure out what to order, you can ask your waiter to 'surprise me' and even get 10% off the dish.