Here's an odd one: I've read many comments where alcohol craving is reduced, but none where it's increased. I switched to a low-carb/paleo diet some months ago and have lost about 25-30 lbs and feel much better (with improving blood chemistry too). However my alcohol consumption (red wine) has increased a LOT - typically half a bottle a night now, when I used to average maybe a couple glasses a week. The timing was almost immediately after I changed my diet around.
I suspect this is a 'cheat' mechanism, as a way to consume more sugar, like I used to do with cheese. But why wine? I have zero craving for all my old indulgences such as pasta and pastries and ice cream - but in the evening I'm pouring a glass or three no matter what I promised myself earlier.
It's not a "huge" problem - I'm not falling down or driving drunk, and I don't have weird personality shifts (ok, I do get a little 'happy'). But it definitely impacts my sleep, and what I can accomplish for myself if I'm up late.
Any thoughts, suggestions, different ways to think about this? I feel like a little bit is fine - but for some reason I'm going too far.