Another good reason to drink in moderation is because when we're drunk, we're less inhibited and tend to make poorer eating decisions (Or is that just me?).
"If you've been drinking, there's a chance you won't make the same food choices you would've if you weren't drinking alcohol," Matheny says. "To me, eating a really greasy, salty food before going to sleep, or right when you wake up, has more impact than the actual drinking itself."
He recommends getting in a hearty meal, made up of whole foods, before drinking, or having a plan for food before you start drinking, so that you'll be less tempted to get late-night pizza or tacos on your way home from the bar.