I wouldn’t consider myself a big drinker. At best I would say social drink suits, but honestly, I’m not sure if that term can be defined today. Many of the pandemics were safe at home and taking us out of the box. * Enter the views of the box wine here. Boozy delivery services were plentiful, the lack of structure made life more tolerant of certain behaviors, and it could become any hour. Happy hour with the post-Zoom pop of a cork. Returning to a slightly more normal (new normal?) Life, I’ve calmed down in the cocktail-cocktail-hour category, but lately I’ve been thinking about myself. homemade wine regido it is always piled up, and my being bar cart Ready for guests to remember before ever. So I started looking at ways to reduce alcohol consumption.
I wonder if alcohol is too often for my personal comfort. I ask my friends to go to dinner, but really, are we waiting for drinks most of the time? I was looking forward to the start of this new year with goals that go beyond my usual clean up and detoxification standards. I started exploring all the “Dry January” goals, memes, gifs, and hashtags on a more personal level. Were these social media initiatives or an invitation to look inside?
All this aroused my curiosity …ish. Now, can this be the reaction of a happy month ‘tennis and taking enough vacation in December to milk-point-drink until July? Of course. But the thought of starting to migrate in my head also made me think cleansing my action. To support my “libation down, level up” resolution, I spoke with the health coach and the founder of the organization. Healthy + Happy Method, Lauren Sandoval FNTP, to really talk about how much alcohol we need to drink and why we need to balance it curiosity is one of the keys to success.
Take it off, Lauren …
Let’s face it: how much alcohol do we need to drink (maximum!) Per week?
Males drink 14 drinks a week, and females 7 drinks a week. Ideally, no more than 2 a day. Make sure you compare the emissions to a standard discharge to ensure that you are receiving accurate numbers.
What are the potential health benefits of alcohol removal?
Drinking alcohol can lead to weight loss, improved liver function, reduced anxiety and depression, more stable energy, better digestion, easy periods and fertility, improved immunity, and improved food and lifestyle choices. Cutting it slightly can reduce the stress on the body, helping it to heal on its own.
Reflections on developing healthy relationships with alcohol?
I think the first step is to raise awareness. Pay attention to your thoughts and conversations about alcohol. Consider the best when you feel and the worst when you feel. Create fairy limits on how much you can consume without compromising your health and life goals. With my clients, we also do food magazines and this record clearly shows the correlation between their consumption and feeling worse.
What does it mean to be curious?
For me, looking at your relationship with alcohol means looking at everything or nothing instead of the view. Just being curious means you have the opportunity to find a balance that works for you; there are no hard and fast rules.
Do you have any advice for people to reduce their alcohol consumption?
There are usually two ways to approach change: immersing yourself directly or stepping on your baby. I would recommend knowing who you are and what best suits your personality and lifestyle. To immerse yourself in people, a dry January may help you realize how good you feel without it and give you some tips on how to do it. Maybe the baby’s footsteps need to drink more water between drinks and not have more than two at night. In addition, I would recommend finding a community to talk to. Search for simplicity agents on Instagram or search for a group to join, and take it easy. You don’t have to do it perfectly to see the benefits, just be consistent. And don’t self-sabotage when you don’t follow it exactly.
I would start by knowing how your brain works around alcohol. Most people are quite disconnected from the body, so paying attention to how you think and feel before and after consuming can be quite eye-opening. Commit one glass to each alcoholic beverage. Take small drinks and try to drink slowly. You can also find great non-alcoholic alternatives. (More on that below!)
Why is it so beneficial to take a break from alcohol?
A little alcohol can be very beneficial in reducing the stress in our lives, antioxidants, relieving pain, and so on. But too much speed can cause a lot of problems. Alcohol can cause your weight and hormones to affect your mood and intestinal health. Excessive consumption can lead to blood sugar imbalance, hormonal breakdown, cortisol and stress hormone lumps, liver disease, as well as an impact on the intestinal brain connection.
How long does it take to start seeing results without alcohol?
Most of my clients feel better in a week. It’s pretty wild how quickly you can feel the difference. The problem is that consistency is maintained. But changing some habits with alcohol can have immediate results.
How to stay consistent?
Have a waiver plan when people ask you to. You can say “I already have one,” “I have to drive,” or just “No, thank you.” I would also recommend holding a glass in hand so as not to attract attention; it makes me sparkling water with lime in a bowl. After all, it’s up to you to share how much you care. Alcohol is a big part of our culture, so it’s natural to think that there will be comments. Feeling ready to respond makes things less uncomfortable. If you get social anxiety, try a guided meditation or breathing technique Help calm your nerves before you go to your event on YouTube.
What do you think about taking a “smart drink” from time to time?
I certainly think you can get to this point if you are aware that the slope can be slippery. I don’t think it has to be all or nothing, you just have to be aware of your limitations and goals. When you realize the benefits of drinking less, it’s easier to question your habits. With this knowledge, you can make smarter choices about how and when to get involved.
Favorite mocktail recipes and alcohol substitutes?
My favorite mocktail is right now adrenal kremsicle cocktail OJ, half and half, with tartar cream and sea salt. I also like to make virgin white whites by shaking them with coconut milk and decaffeinated coffee, then add cinnamon.
For alcohol substitutes, I love kombucha, sparkling water with fruits and herbs, and basically anything from an elegant glass of wine.
Speaking of which, we turned to the editor of Camille Styles for a list of tried and true non-alcoholic substitutes. Read on to see our favorites and tell us what your drink substitutes are.