Everyone knows that alcohol isn’t the healthiest thing for your body. Drinking is a vice, and a plenty good one for a lot of people, and like most vices it comes with direct consequences. Besides hazy mornings and oh-no-why-did-I-send-that texts, it has very real physical effects. So whether you’re thinking about taking a detox for a bit or you want to quit altogether, here’s how your body fares after you go off the booze train for a bit.
After 2 Days of No Alcohol
After One Week of No Alcohol
After One Month of No Alcohol
“Alcohol is also a diuretic, meaning it causes water to exit the body,” she continues. “One of the things it does is it decreases the production of a hormone that helps the body absorb and hold water. As time goes by, being dehydrated has noticeable effects, such as dry-looking skin, dandruff, and eczema. Once you quit alcohol, your skin will thank you.”
After One Year of No Alcohol
Furthermore, if you’re trying to get pregnant in the following months or years, you’ll reap the rewards. “You will increase your chances of conceiving,” says Ben Adoni-David. “If you’re trying to have kids, your chances will be better once you stop drinking because alcohol reduces fertility. Even moderate drinking affects fertility.”
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