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How Not Drinking Alcohol For 28 Days Changes Your Body

How Not Drinking Alcohol For 28 Days Changes Your Body

It's no surprise that drinking alcohol is bad for your health. As much as most of us love a bevvy, taking a break from the stuff for 28 days can seem like a bit of a stretch. But if you knew how much your body would thank you, even just for a month, would it make you want to stop?

It does look good though, doesn't it? Credit: Pixabay
It does look good though, doesn't it? Credit: Pixabay
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And it's not just heavy drinkers who will benefit from giving it a rest - even just drinking one day a week can be detrimental to how you feel. If you were to have six pints or six glasses of wine over the course of a week, which I think it's fair to say is on the lower end of what most people drink, you would save yourself around £80 a month (you can x that by 100 if you live in London).

But that's the least of your worries according to information from the Priory Group...

Week 1

On the first week without boozing, you will be most likely to give in if you're a habitual drinker - but if you stick it out, you'll notice your sleep starts to regulate. This might mean it's harder to sleep to start with, because alcohol makes you fall asleep quicker, but your quality of sleep suffers. Without a drink though, you'll also make better choices with food, most likely eating less junk food too.

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You'll also be loads more hydrated - six glasses of wine makes you lose 19-24 glasses of water, meaning all the water you aim to drink through the day has been in vain. Cut out the bevvies though, and you'll notice you can concentrate easier and will feel less tired.

Week 2

After two weeks you'll start to feel all the benefits of better sleep and hydration, feeling more motivated and your skin will improve, as well as looking less puffy and more healthy.

If you're one of those unlucky people that suffers with reflux or heartburn, you'll see a reduction in these symptoms too - as alcohol is an irritant to the stomach lining.

Week 3

By this stage, you will have actually lowered your blood pressure, as well as saved an absolute load of calories. On the basis that a person drinks six pints per week, you'd have saved 3,240 calories, and for six glasses of wine, you'd have saved almost 3,000.

Add to that all the kebabs you've not used to soak it up and the hangover breakfasts, and you're well on your way to a naturally slimmer you.

It's always a good idea at the time. Credit: PA
It's always a good idea at the time. Credit: PA

Week 4

At this point, not only can you give yourself a massive pat on the back, but you'll probably also be feeling on top of the word.

Your skin will be looking loads better, acne is known to clear up and any dryness will too. You'll also have saved a load of money, be looking all lean and most likely have an improved mood.

TL;DR: not drinking is loads better for your health, so you might as well give it a try.

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Topics: News, Interesting, Alcohol, Drinking

Amelia Ward

Amelia is a journalist at LADbible. After studying journalism at Liverpool John Moores and Salford Uni (don't ask), she went into the world of music. Quickly realising that you can't pay your bills with guestlist, she went back to her roots. In her spare time, Amelia likes music, Liverpool FC, and spending good, quality time with her cat, Paul. You can contact Amelia at [email protected]

 

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