Survey Suggests Link between Binge Drinking and Overeating

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2nd June 2014 10:50 - Health

Slimming World, which commissioned the survey, has found that the extra calories involved with drinking more than three large glasses of wine can push people over a ‘tipping point’, meaning they consume about 6,300 extra calories in the following twenty four hours.

These extra calories could lead to gaining 2lb per week (900g), the survey of 2,042 people suggested.

Findings suggest that half (50%) of the people who said drinking impacted their food choices had also cancelled physical activities the day after drinking more than 9.3 units, equivalent to slightly less than four pints of beer.

They had opted for bed, TV and using social media to stave off the hangover – along with another extra 2,051 calories on top of their usual diet, the next day.

Dr Jacquie Lavin, Head of Nutrition and Research at Slimming World, Said:

“Alcohol makes the food even more rewarding. It tastes good and feels even better than it would do normally.”

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