Safe levels of alcohol is quite high — up to two glasses of wine or beer daily. However, it costs you just a couple of weeks to refrain from intoxicating drinks, as changes (for the better, of course) will not keep itself waiting long. About how your life will change after giving up alcohol, read below.
You will sleep better
A recent study published in the American journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, confirmed the already existing first hypothesis that drinking alcohol before going to sleep, we activate brain activity. In other words, when we sleep, our brain works as if we were already awake and trying to find the strength to get out of bed. That is why in the morning even after a small dose of alcohol we don’t feel cheerful and full of energy.
But that’s not all. Scientists analyzed 25 studies and found that alcohol, taken before bedtime, helps you fall asleep faster, but has a negative impact on a deeper phases of sleep. So if you have trouble falling asleep, try to find other ways of evening relaxation. After giving up alcohol, you can not only improve sleep quality, but also to stay more focused throughout the working day.
You’ll eat less
According to a study published in the American journal of Clinical Nutrition, because of its features to enhance and sharpen the perception of alcohol is a major cause of overeating. In another experiment, the scientists found that people who drank two glasses of alcohol during a meal, ate an average of 30% more than those who before meals drink two glasses of salt solution. Thus, even small amounts of alcohol can make you more sensitive to the smell of food, thereby encouraging you to eat more.
You will lose weight
Each glass of alcohol is extra calories. Studies show that if you drink alcohol daily, you consume an average of 430 calories more than usual. Refusing from alcohol and not replacing it with this dessert, you will gradually begin to lose weight.
You will look better
By excluding from their lives the alcohol, at the same time you get rid of unnatural blush, and from unsightly lumps. In other words, it will look fresher and younger. In addition, your skin will not peel and dry. This is because alcohol has a diuretic property, which, in turn, can lead to dehydration.
You will save a lot of money
High quality alcoholic drinks are expensive, especially if you drink at the bar or in the restaurant. Add to this tip waiters and bartenders and you will get quite a large sum that could be spent on new shoes or save for a vacation.
However, there are two “but” that you want to be prepared if you decide to eliminate alcohol from his life.
You may want to eat more sweet
Due to the aggravation of all feelings and production of endorphins alcohol is perceived by the body as a reward. And if you stop drinking, your brain will still demand their share of fun. However, in a different form you, for example, may want some junk food, like burgers and fries. However to go on about the temptations not worth the risk to acquire a couple of extra inches at the waist.
You might become more irritable
It is important to understand as well as to get rid of any other bad habits, abstinence from alcohol requires a lot of effort. So be prepared that you will become irritable and short-tempered. And not to turn your life and everyone around me, pay more attention to the relaxation and activities that bring you pleasure.