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How much weight have people lost by just cutting out alcohol?

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Mojitomogul Mon 13-Jul-20 23:54:18

I have come to the realisation that it is definitely my wine intake that has taken me to 12.5 stone over lockdown. I eat well, loads of vegetables. However I do need to cut down on my carb intake, the size of pasta portions etc. Dog walk daily, power walks and some yoga, so not inactive but should really try to do more cardio or weights. But I really think its giving up my 2/3 glasses of red daily that may help to make a difference. Anyone got any experience of just how much weight can be lost by just giving up Alc? I'm on a sober day 2 grin

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HopeClearwater Tue 14-Jul-20 00:07:20

It’s got to, hasn’t it. And you’ll be a lot healthier without all that booze.

livefornaps Tue 14-Jul-20 00:28:18

Two to three glasses day in day out isn't european and chic, it's just sugar and health problems staring you down

Destroyedpeople Tue 14-Jul-20 00:31:18

Yes I definitely lost weight by not drinking.
You can lose weight without really trying if you cut out sugar and alcohol.

TimeWastingButFun Tue 14-Jul-20 00:33:16

Interested in the replies too. I had a week off the booze this week and lost half a pound 😬

Nikhedonia Tue 14-Jul-20 01:51:22

About 6kg in 5 weeks.

Mojitomogul Tue 14-Jul-20 12:33:26

@Nikhedonia thats amazing!
@livefornaps yes I definitely do not feel European or chic when I'm in my clothes at the moment. It's not every night I drink but over lockdown it basically is. I really am going to try to stop completely as really need to lose the weight.

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TinyTickler Tue 14-Jul-20 13:56:28

Day 50 sober here. I've lost nearly a stone, but that's mainly due to keeping on calories around 1200 and doing a lot of exercise. Sadly I don't thinking cutting the booze does it alone, but it certainly helps.

livefornaps Tue 14-Jul-20 15:34:10

You can do it OP, though, don't worry. smile

Cyllie33 Tue 14-Jul-20 18:46:59

I quit drinking six weeks ago and have lost 6lbs (which I needed to lose - I’ve still been eating pizza/not watching what I eat which will be the next step!)

Mojitomogul Thu 16-Jul-20 07:51:10

Thanks all, definitely encouraging replies! Just starting day 5 no alcohol, feeling fresh in the mornings already smile @Cyllie33 me too, I feel like once I have the alc intake under control then I can really concentrate on eating well and exercise.

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