Hungry After Drinking on Varick Street? Here’s Why!
I know this happens to me. Any time I go out drinking, whether it be at Saranac Thursday, or out on Varick Street in general, I get so hungry right before bed!
Well, it turns out I'm not alone. A new study authored by Dr. Jessica Kruger, clinical assistant professor of community health and health behavior in the University at Buffalo’s School of Public Health and Health Professions, takes a deeper look into the connection of alcohol and unhealthy snacking.
According to a press release from the University at Buffalo, study participants were asked to complete an anonymous online survey which included general questions about diet, including what students eat for their first meal and how often they eat before bed, as well as the same questions about how they ate after a night of drinking. Kruger said:
All alcohol drinkers were more likely to eat something before they went to bed after drinking alcohol than in general before they go to bed. Specifically, they were more likely to opt for salty snack foods and pizza. Healthy foods, such as dark green vegetables and other veggies they would ordinarily eat, weren’t as appealing.
They also said that drinking causes the blood glucose levels to rise and then fall, causing the feeling of hunger.
Definitely not surprised here...I think this is why my keto diet is failing at the current moment.