The 7 Best Reasons To Give Up Alcohol

Here is a sparkling wine for a toast, and they’re is a wine spritzer for dinner: In the first months of the new year, we sometimes feel the desire to give up alcohol. We reveal what it brings you, and how to do it.

Whether it was the Christmas holidays, the New Year’s Eve hangover or the carnival season, sometimes you get to the point where you critically question some things.

So it’s a good time to swear off alcohol, at least for a while. We give you seven reasons why abstaining from alcohol will do you so much good.

7 good reasons for abstaining from alcohol

The parties are over and one or the other evening certainly ended on a damp note. Here are a few valid reasons to stay sober, at least for a while:

You don’t have to regret senseless abandon

The more alcohol you drink, the more likely you are to do or say things you would never even think about when sober.

Who hasn’t made out with someone they don’t find attractive at all while drunk?

If you regularly feel remorse after a night of drinking, then you should definitely limit your alcohol consumption.

You save money

If you drink less or nothing at all, you will have a better bank balance at the end of the month – and you can invest the money you save in other ways.

One has more energy available

The body will thank you if you take it easy on it and reach for the beer, wine, or cocktail glass less often.

Hungover days can also take their toll on your strength in the long run and impair your performance at work. If you stay sober, you’ll achieve more in everyday life and be able to step on the gas more during sports.

The complexion improves

Alcohol has a negative effect on the skin and causes unsightly wrinkles, dark circles, and blemishes. If you draw a line under it now and then look in the mirror more often, you will see: The complexion becomes visibly more radiant!

Self-esteem increases

Since you tend to let yourself go when you’re drunk, your own dignity often suffers afterward.

The hangover afterward also makes for a bad mood, which can also eat away at your self-esteem. Those who consciously decide to renounce alcohol take control of their lives – and can consciously enjoy the benefits.

You learn again to enjoy consciously

The alcohol-free phase does not have to last forever, which is why you can look forward to your first glass of wine or beer after abstinence.

The important thing is to enjoy it again slowly – and in fact to leave it in one glass much more often in the future!

The ravenous appetite decreases

If you drink a lot, you tend to stop at the snack bar or kebab stand at the end of the evening – and eat a lot of calories due to a ravenous appetite.

The body is then harmed not only by the excessive consumption of alcohol but also by the often greasy choice of food. So you should try to eat more consciously – without letting yourself get drunk on alcohol.

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Written by Bella Adams

I'm a professionally-trained, executive chef with over ten years in Restaurant Culinary and hospitality management. Experienced in specialized diets, including Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw foods, whole food, plant-based, allergy-friendly, farm-to-table, and more. Outside of the kitchen, I write about lifestyle factors that impact well-being.

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