I am one week into not drinking.
I know that’s not a lot to some but to me I am super proud, especially that I got through the weekend.
Last year I quit drinking for 6 months. It was hard at first, but it got easier. I felt amazing. Not drinking helped me get through my nutrition exams, helped me focus and get better sleeps. I also lost 3kg without trying.
No tracking calories
No cutting out carbsNo intermittent fasting
All I did was cut out drinking. Those calories add up without you even noticing.
Why am I telling you this?
Because I have been trying to lose a couple of KGs and it’s not been going to plan. I know it’s the booze. After one week my heart rate has dropped, my sleeps are deeper, I feel great, and I am making better choices.
I will try to not drink for 4 weeks but I’m just gonna roll with it and not put a time on it. I won’t be weighing myself either until after the 4 weeks.
I believe in balance; I believe in moderation. I know this contradicts that. We all want both those things, but sometimes we have to eliminate the thing that is bring us down for a while, once we get to where we want to be then moderation can be the next goal. Alcohol is something we do not need.
Tip – if fat loss is the reason, you halt the booze for a while, then do not replace it with anything, for example – alcohol free drinks that are high in calories. Or food.