Are you looking at 2020 and thinking new year, new you? Your first step should be joining up with Dry January and The Alcohol Experiment. Let me explain why –
To Your Health
Incredible health benefits await you when you drink less alcohol or stop drinking. A new year and a new decade is a great time to take a break from alcohol. Dry January and The Alcohol Experiment have become worldwide movements – you won’t be alone and you’ll discover how much better you will feel. What can a changed relationship with alcohol do for you?
It’s In The Numbers
Drinking alcohol can put you at risk of developing Type II diabetes. The empty calories and sugars in alcohol turn into glucose very quickly. In response, your body releases insulin to take care of it. Releasing more and more insulin raises your risk of developing Type II diabetes. Taking part in Dry January and The Alcohol Experiment can reverse that – glucose levels can drop by up to 16% in the first month. Blood sugars will stabilize within 24 hours of not drinking, so you’ll feel better almost instantly.
At The Heart Of It
Alcohol also increases bad cholesterol levels. This cholesterol builds up in your blood vessels leading to blockages, clots and other related medical issues. High blood pressure, heart attacks and even strokes are all possible due to the higher cholesterol levels. Stopping drinking can drop your cholesterol levels by around 5% initially. Eliminate alcohol longer and your levels will drop even further.
Drinking really beats up your liver. A liver that isn’t functioning properly fails to release enzymes that allow you to burn fats. Thirty days off booze gives your liver a chance to repair itself. In fact, you could see a drop in liver fats of 15% during Dry January alone.
Was Santa not the only one having trouble getting in his suit? You’ll want to ditch the beer, wine and mixed drinks then. All those empty calories and sugars create an unwanted gift in our bodies – fat! In addition, poor sleep, lack of exercise and questionable eating habits from drinking also pack on the pounds. It’s no surprise that removing alcohol from your diet leads to a 2% weight loss. Stop drinking for a month and you’ll get better sleep, more exercise and better eating habits.
Alcohol is an irritant. It strips away the protective lining of your stomach and therefore food isn’t broken down as it should be. Not to mention, alcohol also slows down the whole digestion process. You’ve probably also experienced the burn of acid reflux. A few drinks can cause the valve between your stomach and esophagus to not close completely, allowing stomach acid to enter your esophagus. Your insides will thank you for eliminating the irritation brought on by alcohol. Less gas, bloating, IBS and other ailments.
Can you believe that we often drink to de-stress when alcohol increases the very feelings that were stressing us out? Alcohol disrupts endorphins, serotonin, and other chemicals that your brain puts out to help you deal with stressful situations naturally. Alcohol increases the cortisol and other negative hormones your brain produces. It can be hard to determine after a while, if you’re drinking because you’re depressed or if the drinking is what is depressing you! A survey from One Year, No Beer revealed that those taking a four-week break from alcohol reported feeling 92% happier.
Dry January and The Alcohol Experiment
Is it time for you to see what your relationship with alcohol and what you life can look like after a 30-day break? Join The Live Alcohol Experiment and begin 2020 the happiest and healthiest you’ve ever been! Let’s get started! Join us!