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Why do I get so f*cking hungry when I drink booze?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created November 08, 2012 at 1:11 AM

Hello all,

Is there a scientific explanation for this, or Am I just weird? Each time I drink a couple of Scotches or Vodkas, or any hard liquor or even wine, I get ravenous. What's up?

Thank you,

Love to all.

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on November 08, 2012
at 08:52 PM

I'm somewhat restricting calories

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on November 08, 2012
at 01:55 AM

does it (alcohol) lower blood sugar?....& it's the low blood sugar that's making you hungry? or may be the alcohol has killed off some good gut flora and the bad ones start running wild & need more food! or both

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on November 08, 2012
at 01:54 AM

does it (alcohol) lower blood sugar?....& it's the low blood sugar that's making you hungry? or may be the alcohol has killed off some good gut flora and the bad ones start running wild & need more food!

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on November 08, 2012
at 01:54 AM

does it (alcohol) lower blood sugar?....& the it's the low blood sugar that's making you hungry? or may be the alcohol has killed off some good gut flora and the bad ones start running wild & need more food!

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are you restricting calories?

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on November 08, 2012
at 01:35 AM

Alcohol can drop leptin. That can = hunger.

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on November 08, 2012
at 01:25 AM

Alcohol does not promote satiety. While you get calories, and to an extent, energy, you don't feel "full" after consumption. It goes through the stomach into the bloodstream very quickly and the liver is the primary detoxifying agent. You're also going to expend some energy to metabolize alcohol, so the 100 calories you ingest isn't actually providing that energy for usage after things are metabolized.

I've done some experiments with alcohol consumption and have found that regardless of what type of alcohol I consume, it's almost impossible to put on fat by just drinking alcohol alone. This is mostly in clear liquor and what not, as I do not drink beer (due to wheat byproducts) and do not enjoy wine. With that said, it's pretty safe to say that the "fat gain" with alcohol has to do with A) excess sugary additives (soda, juice, etc) or B) the food consumed right before, during or 2 hours or so after consumption.

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on November 08, 2012
at 01:17 AM

As you drink the alcohol can act as a diuretic which makes you urinate more often. Doing this more than is really necessary can obviously deplete hydration levels as well as mineral stores. Your body, in an effort to maintain homeostasis, will tell you to eat something salty to replenish sodium stores which also retain water.

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