Body Changes After You Stop Drinking Alcohol
The perks are better than the drink
Our bodies are amazing vehicles, they are resilient and will regenerate quickly when we stop treating it incorrectly, be it with habits, food or drink.
When we stop drinking (this is based on moderate to heavy drinking - one or more drinks daily), our bodies instantly begin the regeneration process. This manifests in several observable ways and many more unobservable... and in only a matter of hours and the longer you go, the the healthier your body and even skin become.
Here is a rough timeline of the benefits and health improvements over you will see over days, weeks, and months. To be honest there is an initial step down before the benefits kick in... but so worth taking that step.
In just an hour after your last drink, your liver will start working overtime, as your pancreas also will start producing more insulin, this will cause strong cravings for carbohydrates.
In twelve to twenty four hours, your blood sugar will normalize, provided to did not indulge the carb cravings you already experienced. You can help this process by eating fruits and vegetables along with health proteins and fats (no carbs like grains or sugar drinks). Hydrate often with water as alcohol dehydrates the body severely,this will help flush your system and insure the body is refreshed.
Forty Eight Hours
The worst is over at this point and the detoxification process has moved through the rougher phase, now the body will begin to rebuild and rejuvenate. The blood in the brain is flowing more freely as well so any headaches or fatigue that may have occurred will have dissipated.
Seventy Two Hours
At this stage you will feel "Normal" again as the cravings, headaches, fatigue are gone and your body is now in reboot.
Your sleep is getting better, deeper and having greater restorative benefit for you body. This will in turn increase your mental clarity, physical energy and increase body functionality (proper circulation, digestion, assimilation and cell replacement). Your skin is now also re-hydrating which makes you look younger and more vibrant. Many skin issues (if you have them) will also improve, like rosacea, dandruff, eczema, etc... you will not only feel better, you will look better.
Your Liver is now becoming more healthy as it's internal fat will be reduced around 15% (that's huge folks). This enables the liver to function better by filtering out the toxins of your body, this will in turn reduce the damage and wear on all the cells of your skin and body. Your belly fat will also melt away... now that is a perk!
Congratulations, you are thinner, more vibrant and way healthier now. But most importantly you reduce your chances of cancer in the mouth, liver and even the breasts... and you can take all that money you saved for a restful vacation, you deserve it!
- You will sleep better
- You will eat less
- You will loose weight
- You will look better
- You will feel better
- You will save money
- You will reduce chances of cancer
- Reduce risk of heart disease
- Gain mental clarity
- Gain and rebuild muscle
- Boost you immune system
Worth it... only you can decide.
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