Those beer goggles you strap on don’t just transform every woman in the bar into a 10. Turns out they’re also bad news for your belly.
Research from Indiana University School of Medicine has found alcohol can trick your brain into eating more.
“Alcohol exposure can both increase the brain’s sensitivity to external food cues, like aromas, and result in greater food consumption,” says study author Dr William Eiler.
Eating a well-balanced meal before you start boozing will help counteract these brain changes but not, alas, make you a more discerning dater.