Guilty. And yes, healthy drunchies are a thing.
So what is the reason you suddenly want to eat everything in sight?
Well, it turns out that food actually does taste better when you’re drunk — and not just because you can’t really feel your tongue (or your face).
According to the Indiana University School of Medicine’s Departments of Medicine and Neurology, the brain responds more to the smell of food when you’re buzzed. Not surprisingly, the subjects who were dosed with alcohol ate more than those who were given the placebo.
Bottom line — there’s not really any way to prevent the drunchies.
Because even if you’re a generally healthy person, being drunk lowers your inhibitions, making you more likely to indulge. Aka more likely to reach for that extra slice of pizza. And even worse? Being drunk also makes you crave foods you may not normally eat a lot of — foods high in salt and fat.
Solution? Don’t make those foods available. Or maybe just go the f*** to bed.
And if you find yourself hangry drunk at one, two or three A.M?
Well, let’s hope that pizza delivery guy comes quickly.