We’ve all been there. Summer is a wonderful time of year when we all get to hang out and cut loose. For many Australians, this means a great barbecue and a beer or wine while socializing at that BBQ. But here’s the thing. Many people do like to overindulge (don’t worry I’m guilty!) and this means putting on extra kilos and fast. Others don’t know when to stop and when drinking becomes habits (a regular daily habit) people can, without really noticing, that addiction sets in. If you are after a little detox advice and some awesome ways to reduce the holiday addiction to wine, beer, or your favourite beverage of choice, read on to discover my six quick quit drinking tips.
Quit drinking during winter
It takes 21 days to break a habit. Therefore, it is logical that summer is not the best time to consider giving up drinking. This is simply because it is very difficult over the Christmas and holiday period to find a good three week stretch-of-time where you are not getting invited to a zillion events. So consider quitting drinking during winter. You’ll have endless weeks of no events, and you’ll get the opportunity to have a reprieve from socialising and drinking.
Exercising is by far one of the best ways to give up drinking. This is because exercise puts you in a fantastic frame of mind and shifts your focus. If you start to exercise, you will naturally want to drink less (especially in the evenings mid-week) because exercising is hard if you have a hangover. You will not want to have a hangover because you know this. Overtime your body will crave exercising over alcohol.
Just quit midweek drinking
You don’t have to give up drinking altogether. Drinking is a social lubricant that many people enjoy and used to de-stress. If you simply want to reduce your drinking rather than quitting drinking altogether, consider just cutting down on drinking during the week. That way when you have a nice beverage on a Friday or Saturday night, you will really enjoy it and appreciate it. Plus using this method, if you love a drink, you will have something to look forward to every night of the week.
Replace midweek drinks with mineral water
Consider replacing your evening drink (usually the one you might have while cooking) with a lime soda or diet Ginger Ale. Alcohol addiction is both a sugar addiction and a ‘hold a glass in your hand’ habit. This way you will greatly reduced your craving for alcohol.
Read everything you can about alcohol
Learn as much as you can about alcohol generally. You will be quite shocked by some of statistics and health benefits associated with reducing or quitting drinking. Get a full knowledge on the topic so that you can make informed choices as life goes on.
Watch YouTube videos on how to quit
There are plenty of people who have successfully reduced drinking or quit drinking altogether. Many of these people post their success stories on YouTube. Spend some time watching these videos and you will find instant inspiration on the topic of quitting drinking, as well as valuable tips for making sure you succeed.