Beer, wine, whiskey, margaritas… regardless of your drink of choice, too much is sure to make you regret it in the morning. If you drink alcohol, you’re probably familiar with the next day symptoms.
A headache, nausea, dizziness, dehydration, exhaustion, even aches and pains can result from a night of boozing. It’s pretty common knowledge that too much alcohol can make you sick. But did you know that even those two glasses of wine you have before bed can effect you the next day? Alcohol has the ability to drastically alter both your mind and your body.
Here’s what would happen if you ditched the drinks for two weeks:
1. You’ll Lose Weight
A 2012 study found that the average American adult consumes 100 calories a day from beer, wine or other alcoholic beverages. The same study revealed that close to 20% of men and 6% of women consume more than 300 calories a day from alcohol. That glass of wine or bottle of beer might look innocent, but those extra calories are sure to add up. Consuming 100 calories more than you burn each day can end up leading to a weight gain of 10 pounds over a year!
Fruity drinks and cocktails range from anywhere between 200-700 calories each! They’re also loaded with sugar, which can cause weight gain, make you sick and affect your mood. Then there’s the greasy food you reach for when you realize you may have had too much to drink. Giving up alcohol will allow you to skip all of those extra calories, and you’ll most likely lose a few pounds in the process.