When you quit drinking alcohol and stay sober for several months, what could you expect? I haven’t had any alcohol for 306 days. Based on my experience you can expect to:
Save Money Sober
We used to buy dinner wine in a three-liter box that would last us about a week. We bought about four or five boxes per month at $20 a pop. That adds up to about $100 a month for table wine. When we went out for dinner or visited friends or relatives, we would bring a good, $25 bottle with us. Figure another $50 or $75 a month for good wine. Total cost per month–about $150 to $175 per month. That’s about what we’re paying in monthly payments for my wife’s new car.
How much money could you save when you quit drinking?
The Hidden Cost of Your Drinking Habit, Christopher Ingraham, Washington Post
Sleep Better Sober
When you have a bit too much wine to drink you may fall asleep faster (or pass out), but you don’t sleep as well. Your sleep may not be as restorative as when you sleep sober. And then there’s the next morning. If you drink too much, you may wake up with a hangover and spend several hours in discomfort. For those of us who wake up in the middle of the night for a trip to the bathroom, falling asleep again can be more difficult and may include worry or anxiety.
When you don’t drink, do you sleep better and enjoy the next morning more?
Alcohol and Sleep, Sleepdex.com
Lose Weight Sober
A five-ounce glass of wine contains 125 calories. Two or three glasses of wine a day equals 250 to 375 calories per day. On a 2,000-calorie per day diet that means that you’re consuming 12.5% to 18.75% of your daily calories from the alcohol in wine. Instead of drinking wine, I’ve started drinking diet Pepsi or San Pelegrino sparkling water. I can drink as much as I want with only zero calories per day.
Do you really need extra 250 to 375 cal per day?
Five Ways Alcohol Hinders Fat Loss, Bodybuilding.com