The calories in alcohol are ’empty’ – that means they don’t contribute to helping you feel full. Also, after a drink or two, you may start to lose your willpower – ‘What the hell’, you may think, as you reach for the peanuts or order a pizza.
But there is a paradox: if you do drink the night before the scales may pleasantly surprise the following morning. Even if you’ve consumed way too many calories yesterday, the scales may actually show a weight loss. For instance, it isn’t unusual to ‘lose’ 2 or 3 pounds in weight the morning after consuming say, a bottle or wine, or a few large whiskies the night before.