Feeling and looking healthier is far better than boozing
We all know that drinking is not really good for you if you have too much at one time, over long periods of time, or if you constantly get blackout drunk. But the long-term effects of alcohol can change your body in ways that you don’t notice until it’s too late. Your liver can be irreparably damaged from years of drinking. Your body will bloat due to water retention. Your skin can become lackluster due to the high amounts of sugar and carbs in booze. Not to mention the serious immediate effects of blacking out and engaging in dangerous activities.
But there is hope for your body if you make the difficult, life-saving decision to get sober. You’ll probably lose weight, and you’ll feel healthier, think clearer, and have more energy.
In the first photograph, I found myself alone, nearly 300 lbs, in an extraordinary amount of credit card debt (nearly $20,000) and without a job, and, thankfully, at the tail end of a six-year-long bender of drinking a fifth every day while often contemplating suicide, supporting my fellow alcoholic and abusive partner with just my below-poverty-line income, and fighting to complete my PhD. (dr_dan_is_sober)
Fat to Fit
I would like to give a shout out to FAVOR which has provided me with invaluable guidance on my journey. FAVOR is a national movement that supports multiple pathways to recovery. (size16french)
Just one of the many positive benefits of sobriety! Working out and fueling my body correctly have been a great way to see and feel results and reward myself for my sobriety. My changed body is a perk I have really enjoyed. (galaxyhigh)