I Took A Break From Alcohol For 9 Months, This Is What Happened To My Body!
It is ironic that I am talking about this topic right now. According to my Instagram stories, there seems to be no break at all. Suppose you have seen my stories or my profile highlights. In that case, you know that I was going out like crazy when I was living in New York City and was celebrating the German Oktoberfest in Munich recently. On the other hand, through all the parties and festivals, it is the right time to talk about this topic. So here’s what happened to my body after taking a break from alcohol for 9 months!
THE REASON WHY
A year ago, I went to Ibiza, to be exact, to Ushuaïa Ibiza for seven days. (Ushuaïa; is a party hotel, and you literally don’t have any quiet minutes because there is always a party going on with the most famous DJs on earth.) Thinking back about it, it was such madness and kind of insane. Also, because I was sober the whole time when I was there.
I have always been someone who loves to go dancing and singing. Due to that, I don’t think it is terrible to go out very often. Especially when you still take all your responsibilities seriously and handle everything well.
One of the reasons I took a break from alcohol for 9 months was because my skin started to break out very often. My breakouts weren’t just usual and simple pimples but rather substantial cystic bumps. While in Ibiza, I got such good skin that I thought alcohol was why I had skin issues. Well, as I told you in my 10-step Korean Skincare Routine article, my acne got even worse. However, I wasn’t drinking any alcohol. Due to that, I decided to take a long break from it. (By the way, I also made a break from partying for six months.)
I never intended not to drink alcohol for such a long time like that, but I simply don’t need alcohol to have fun. Therefore, I could abstain from it quickly. Moreover, I realised how many advantages I got out of it as well. So here is what happened to my body after taking a break from alcohol for 9 months.
1. FEELING TIRED & SLEEP DEPRIVED
Even though I have a lot of energy, and sometimes I would say even too much of it, I always felt tired during some specific hours. Whether it was a night of only four or eight hours, I still had to seem like a lack of sleep.
When I stopped drinking alcohol, I definitely had a better night’s sleep. I didn’t wake up in the middle of the night any more. Furthermore, I finally got my energy back thanks to no sleep deprivation and a better night’s sleep. Additionally, without alcohol, you won’t get hungover. So you can party all night and will still be able to make out the most of your next day!
2. HEALTH / SKIN
It is no secret that drinking alcohol has an impact on your liver and also your immune system. Adding those two aspects up with sleep deprivation makes it easier to get sick and catch a cold or flu.
If your liver is overstrained, you can get inflammatory, which leads to cystic acne, like what I had. If you deal with acne, too, here are the secrets to treating your acne scars and hyperpigmentation.
By taking a break from alcohol, I gave my body the chance and time to bring my immune system and liver back to standard patterns since liquor weakens both of them. Besides, I could also maintain a healthier lifestyle again.
3. LOSING WEIGHT
Losing weight is actually something that I never wanted to do because I would instead gain a few pounds more, to be honest. However, when you stop drinking alcohol, what also happens to your body is that you are not feeling bloated anymore. I really noticed how my belly got flatter, and this was something I do appreciate! Especially when I was wearing tight tops.
With everything that happened to my body and the results I saw, I still do not drink so much alcohol nowadays. I have gone out a lot lately but often only drink water. Sometimes there are a few drinks to cheer my beloved family and friends, but I could maintain the balance.
Because, like I already said, it is also possible to have fun without alcohol when you have good music and are with the right people. Moreover, I prefer it more to not feeling exhausted the following day.
Have you ever taken a break from alcohol? Or do you not even drink alcohol in general?