This month is Dry July. Dry July is a promotion to help those living with cancer, via an online social community who give up drinking alcohol for the entire month of July. Dry July allows for personal challenges, awareness of personal drinking habits, promotes a healthier lifestyle and encourages awareness to what healthy alcohol consumption should be. At The Yummy Mummy Club we love a glass of wine. Here are our healthy drinking tips:
Have alcohol-free days
Just like with anything else, moderation is key. We recommend having a day or two at least without having any alcohol. Taking a break from alcohol, even just a few days a week, can result in physical and emotional benefits.
Eat before you drink
It’s important to eat before you drink alcohol. Alcohol is absorbed directly into our blood streams, through our stomachs and intestines. Foods slows the absorption of alcohol into our bloodstreams.
Sip on your drink rather than sculling the entire drink in one gulp. This way you get to enjoy the taste of your drink and it will last longer. Drinking a non-alcoholic beverage in between your alcoholic beverages (if having more than one) can also help you savour that glass of wine.
Stay hydrated with water
Always drink water before you have an alcoholic drink. Doing this can help you pace your drinks. Drinking water before every alcoholic drink you have will also fill your stomach quicker, thus you are less likely to drink too much.
Alcohol can be part of a healthy lifestyle and diet. It has been and will continue to be a major part of our culture. Alcohol is something we glamorise. It is a tool we use for catch ups with our friends, to help us unwind after a long day and is usually involved at any celebration we attend. However, too much of this good thing can be quite detrimental. Alcohol should be consumed in moderation. We should not let it interfere or overtake aspects of our daily routines. We hope our healthy drinking tips will help encourage healthy drinking.
Disclaimer: Results may vary. Exercise and proper diet are necessary to achieve and maintain weight loss. Consult with your health care processional before beginning any diet or exercise regime.