Dr Michael said: “Disinhibition removes your willpower however, there’s more to it than that.
“It’s likely that you’ve experienced the common desire for more food after a night of drinking and there’s a good reason for this.
“Two hormones that play a large role are leptin and ghrelin; leptin reduces hunger while ghrelin increases it. When you drink alcohol, your leptin levels are obstructed, while ghrelin levels are elevated, increasing your appetite as a result.
“This is part of the reason people reach for the chocolate, crisps or the takeaway shop after a few drinks – these levels remain imbalanced the following day too.”