It's easy to get used to having a drink to unwind every day, so why not try to break the habit by staying off the booze once or twice a week?
You may notice certain things like headaches or indigestion easing on the days you don't drink. On top of that, you may wake up feeling more refreshed, because despite what you may think, alcohol can actually disrupt your sleep.
Go on give it a go, set a note in your DrinkCoach app to remind you to take a day off.
You don’t have to join a gym to ‘workout’, here are some alternatives:
Here are some ideas
Use time the you’d usually spend drinking to try something new. Here are some ideas:
Thirst can make you drink more alcohol than you need, so quench it with a soft drink rather than guzzling down another pint!
There are lots of non-alcoholic options available, here’s you chance to try something new - have a look online for recipes or see what's new at your local supermarket or deli:
We all know drinking on an empty stomach is a bad idea, but missing dinner because we’ve gone straight to the pub after work is a classic scenario. If you do have to go out after work, try and have something to eat first or stick to soft drinks.
Drinking at the pace of the fastest drinker, or wondering if you're ‘getting your money’s worth’, is not a helpful tactic to drinking healthily. Avoid rounds and not only could you drink less, but spend less too.
Decide ahead of time how much you want to drink. Be realistic and set a reminder in your DrinkCoach app to help you stick to your goal. Share this goal with a friend so they can help you stick to it too!
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