Yikes: This Is What Casual Drinking Actually Does to Your Body

Yikes: This Is What Casual Drinking Actually Does to Your Body

The effects of alcohol on your physical, mental and emotional health is significant even when consumed only in social environments.  More people than you think have stopped drinking alcohol for one month.  These are social drinkers, who thought let’s just see what happens.

Here are some results:

Better sleep

More energy

Fewer sugar cravings

Emotionally stable

Weight loss

Less illness

Your body will quickly adjust and heal when you give it a rest from alcohol consumption.  The first day you don’t drink your body starts to detoxify.  After one week you will have more energy.  Week two less sugar cravings.  Week three you might just lose some weight.  Week four more emotional stability.

Here is an article on how long does alcohol stay in your system, you might find it useful.

Key Points:

  • 1Substitute your nightly glass of wine with a healthier drink.
  • 2Don’t use alcohol to de-stress.
  • 3Alcohol disrupts a good night’s sleep.


Drinking alcohol in excessive amounts can do quite a number on our blood sugar levels, creating symptoms such as intense cravings for refined carbohydrates (bread, cereals, cakes, cookies) and sugar, fatigue, headaches, amongst a slew of others, Baron says.
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