Tackling some health goals and weight-related resolutions? Read On!
If you have ever wondered why we tend to binge eat when we binge drink, science now officially has the answer.
Drinking booze has always been associated with overeating, but the WHY of this fact has always remained unclear. Some people say a pint of beer can be like drinking a loaf of white bread (editor’s note** the best loaf of white bread EVER!!). However, despite the high calories of alcohol we also tend develop large appetites while raising a glass or two
Here’s Why We Binge Eat When We Binge Drink
Recent studies found specific hunger-promoting brain cells known as “Agrp” neurons are activated by alcohol. When the booze is consumed the neurons are switched on and we suddenly find ourselves reaching for the take out menus. When these neurons are blocked the alcohol induced overeating stops.
3 (sort of) Easy Solutions!
- Reduce the booze consumption to just once or twice per week
- Exercise More
- Use a calorie counter and online help such as the website creatively called Get Drunk Not Fat