Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Alcohol Free Zone

Yes Dear Reader, you heard it here first, I am off the cider!

The Delightful Mrs S and I had a long talk the other week with a little sole searching and we came to realise that I have (with the exception of the odd day or two here and there)  drink at least 2 pints of cider every evening and at the weekend possible an extra gin and tonic.I have done this for nigh on every day of my adult life.....time to stop as I didn't really need it, it was just habit.

Let's look at the facts

1 x 500ml pint of cider
Calories 280 Sodium 0 mg
Total Fat 0 g Potassium 0 mg
Saturated 0 g Total Carbs 0 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fibre             0 g
Monounsaturated           0 g Sugars 0 g
Trans 0 g Protein 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg    
Vitamin A 0% Calcium 0%
Vitamin C 0% Iron 0%

That is an incredible 560 calories a day or 3,920 per week...all empty calories with no benefit apart from making it hard work to break down and adding the odd gin and tonic it puts it well over 4,000 calories.

So last week I stopped the alcohol and immediately I am seeing the benefits, I sleep better, I awake more alert and most of all I AM LOSING WEIGHT! So far over 2 kg which is an added bonus including saving about £30 every week.....I'd call that win-win

PS I am allowed a couple of Friday evening BTW as a "treat" so it is not all abstinence ;-)


  1. I like this! I've been off any alcohol for nine years now. I can't see me ever drinking any alcohol again.

  2. I came off alcohol for 3 years but didn't notice any weight loss advantages. Think I need to give up more than alcohol for those sorts of benefits! Good for you, though Jezza.