You Might Be Thinking…Dry July, Here We Go Again!

And hey, what's not to like about a few wines with friends or a whisky to take the edge off after a hard day of work. A drink and a moment of reprieve from the choas of everyday life isn't the thing we want to give up.

Alcohol has a nice relaxing effect that many of us enjoy whether it be in beer, wines, champagne or good old fashioned UDLs.


So why give alcohol a break during Dry July?

Despite alcohol's prominence in Aussie culture, the downsides are often forgotten or sometimes not even realised by regular drinkers.

 

Taking a break allows us to review our drinking habits and often times realise the physical impact consistent drinking can have on us.


After One Week Of No Alcohol You'll Notice…

  • You're feeling a bit average (or under the weather let's say) as dopamine, your brain's feel good hormone is depleted. If you're feeling grumpy, understand your mood will improve over the next few days as your brain recovers

  • Slower to get to sleep. If you're someone who enjoys a night cap, you'll notice it takes a little longer without booze's nodding off benefits.

Wait hang on you say! Isn't stopping drinking supposed to make me feel good?

 

These Initial Downsides Come Before Some Serious Benefits..

  • No hangovers (the benefits of this don't need any explaining)

  • More energy
    • You'll feel less weighed down by the hangover side effects and impact on your
       
  • Brighter skin
    • We're talking about slowing down premature aging!

  • Better hydration
    • Drinking six glasses of wine equates to losing 19-24 glasses of water. No alcohol consumption means less fluid loss

  • You might even notice the weight scales start to shift
    • If you were to give up drinking 6 x 175ml glasses of wine a week, you would save approximately 960 calories
    • That's the equivalent of an entire Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate block!


Then After 1 Month Of No Alcohol You'll Notice...

  • Increased mental clarity
  • Reduced anxiety
  • Even money saved as you'll be spending a little less at the bar or booze at home
  • Weight loss
  • Your mood and concentration levels will improve

Your insides wil be loving it too...

  • You liver function will be back to its best performing its 500+ critical processes in your body including:
    • removing contaminants from the body
    • converting food into and processing nutrients
    • maintaining hormone balance
    • fighting infection and removing bacteria from blood

Plus Decreased Risk Of Developing Fatty Liver You Say?..

During your 30 days of no alcohol, liver fat levels can fall by an average of 15%!

Fatty Liver is when the liver becomes inflamed through Alcoholic, Non Alcoholic or Pregnancy causes. The main risk factor for Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease is drinking heavy amounts of alcohol as defined by the CDC as:

  • 15 or more drinks per week for men
  • 8 or more drinks per week for women

    You can learn more about Fatty Liver Disease
    here

So why not give Dry July a try?

 

Even just decreasing your regular alcohol consumption can help you feel better and and do wonders for your health.

 

If you're looking for delicious non alcoholic alternatives, Hits Different is your go to online drinks store.

 

Check out the Entire Cooler for refreshing drinks to try!


This information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any medical condition. It is not medical advice and is general in nature. Consult your doctor before commencing any new exercise or diet program.

Written By
Dylan, Founder @ Hits Different
PN Level 1 Certified

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