Some of the benefits of drinking less alcohol are improved sleep quality, an increase in energy, and overall healthier habits. Here’re 4 practices you can implement in your day-to-day lifestyle that will help you reduce your alcohol intake.
1. No alcohol on weeknights:Have you ever thought about cutting out alcohol during the week? By taking a break on weekdays you might find that you wake up feeling more rested and refreshed, with increased energy throughout the day. This may inspire you to engage in physical activity, cook or pursue hobbies that you enjoy. Challenges are always easier and more fun when done with someone else! Ask a friend or a partner if they’d like to join you for sober weeknights!
2. The mocktails between your cocktails:Pacing yourself by alternating between alcoholic drinks and mocktails is a great way to enjoy the night without overdoing it. For every alcoholic cocktail you have, try having one mocktail as well. As we say, have a Gold Fashioned between your Old Fashioned. This not only helps to reduce your alcohol intake, but it can also be a fun way to try new non-alcoholic drinks! Plus, it can be a great way to stay hydrated and avoid a nasty hangover the next day. So next time you're out with friends, why not give it a try? Your body (and possibly your wallet) will thank you in the morning!
3. The same ritual, but why not add a benefit?Instead of having a glass of wine to relax at night, why not try a mocktail with mood-lifting botanicals? Certain herbs and spices can have calming effects from the aromatics of their essential oils and extracts and their adaptogenic properties, all helping to reduce stress. For example, dandelion root, gentian root, marigold, and ginger are all known for their soothing properties and can be found in Crisp & Crude mocktails. You can even try making your own mocktails with these ingredients or look for them on the menu when you're out. Not only will you avoid alcohol, but you may find that these drinks help you relax and unwind even more than that glass of wine.
4. Swap your pre-game drink for a booze-free one:
We all like sipping on a fun drink while getting ready to go out. This is an easy one you can swap for a mocktail to avoid dehydration from alcohol. And guess what? Mocktails can be fun too. Just because you’re opting out of booze doesn’t mean you need to sit at the kids' table. That’s why we created our low-in-sugar, tasty canned mocktails.
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