If you notice, there are times you would easily get tipsy even after taking just a few drinks. There are different things that are responsible for this. These researches below show the effect of alcohol on the brain and body that could make you tipsy quickly.
The older you get, the quicker you get intoxicated because of various physical changes that has occurred in your body. A decrease in body water and metabolism can cause you to get tipsy easily as you get older.
2. YOU EAT FOODS WITH LOW-FAT
Just as drinking alcohol on an empty stomach can cause you to easily get tipsy, eating low-fat foods can also cause similar effect. Foods that contain high fat content slow down the digestion process, and this would also slow down the rate at which your body absorbs alcohol from your digestive tract.
3. YOU MIXED ALCOHOL AND DIET SODA
A lot of people love to mix alcohol and diet soda in order to alter the taste; but do you know that this would make you get tipsy quickly?
According to a study published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, your blood alcohol level would spike faster if your cocktail contains diet soda compared to regular soda.
In two different sessions of the study, when study participants drank vodka mixed with regular soda, their blood alcohol level measured at 0.077, while it spiked to 0.091 when they drank vodka mixed with diet soda.
4. YOU USED A CURVY GLASS
According to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Bristol, study participants drank twice as slowly when their lager was in a straight glass compared to when it was in a curved glass.
Just as in many other things in life, perception plays a huge role in how drunk you feel, not really how drunk you are according to ABC News. This is why you might feel tipsy quickly when you have been itching for a fun night out and finally have it.
In their findings, people had begun to act drunk when they were told there was alcohol in their glass, even if there wasn’t, and won’t act drunk if they were told there wasn’t alcohol in their drink, even if there was.
Perception plays a huge role in how drunk you feel.
Body size also plays a determining role in how quickly you get tipsy. Alcohol is more soluble in fat than in water, this would make a person with more body fat get tipsy quickly when compared to a person with more muscle and less fat, even though they are both of the same weight.
Now you know why you could possibly get tipsy sooner than anticipated.