Oh what a feeling! How not drinking can save your life
If you’re looking to lose some weight and find a little bounce in your day, think about not drinking alcohol for one month. That's all it takes.
It is the first of March and FebFast is now officially over. 28 days sans alcohol. Thanks to everyone who made a contribution via Red Hill Publishing to the important charities supported by FebFast. Our fundraising page is still open and I’m still on the wagon so please make a donation to the cause!
I learnt several important things about alcohol during my FebFast experience. Here goes:
- I lost 4+ kilos (nearly 10 pounds) in 28 days simply by not drinking booze. An after work beer that becomes a glass of wine (or two) over dinner during what is usually a sedentary part of the day is a recipe for weight gain and I imagine cardiovascular disease and other nasties.
- At the end of the day when I felt like I needed ‘a drink’, that didn’t mean I felt like I needed alcohol, it meant I was thirsty. You know, the dehydrated kind of thirsty from not drinking enough water during the day.
- My new-found clarity of mind is quite something. I look forward to using this sparkle to my business’ and our authors’ advantage. Deals to do …!
- My biggest discovery though is that I now know I don’t need alcohol to unwind.
So if you’re looking to lose some weight and find a little bounce in your day, think about spending some time on the wagon.