Cut Out Alcohol for a Healthy Summer + 5 Benefits.

Chances are, you already understand that the latest alcohol trend is … having none! What you might not fully know is exactly why people are choosing to put down their drinks. 

We are here to guide you through the reasoning. 

Cutting out alcohol not only has health benefits, but also mental health and spiritual benefits as well. To help you understand this trend, here are some quick facts: 

  1. The non-alc beverage industry is expected to grow 5.21%. This is because consumers are demanding more non-alc options! 
  2. Drinking increased during the pandemic (especially for women), leaving people wanting to give it up after quarantine. Likely because it’s not an effective coping mechanism. 
  3. The 2020 Cocktail Trends Report by spirits brand Bacardi found that lower alcohol content in drinks was the No. 1 trend and Google searches for the term “mocktailincreased by 42% last year.

So, you get the point right? For those of us in the sober community, this news is very exciting. Today, we’re going to drop some truth bombs on you that you won’t be able to ignore. 

Below are five major benefits of cutting out alcohol for the summer (or forever). 

  1. Sleep better

If you’re drinking excessively, you’re likely not sleeping too well. Alcohol messes with your sleep-wake cycles. This makes it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep. Poor sleep can lead to a lack of focus, daily fatigue, and even anxiety. 

Cutting out alcohol can improve your sleep cycle and have you feeling rested! You’ll need all the sleep you can get for summer adventures. 

  1. Weight loss

People who cut out alcohol often report weight loss. Now, this is not always the case for everyone. Alcohol is filled with sugars and empty calories - this is the reason people often lose weight when quitting. 

If you’re hoping for weight loss, consider investing in an overall healthier lifestyle while you cut out booze. With so many fruits and veggies in season during the summer, a healthy lifestyle can be pretty tasty!

  1. Glowing, healthy skin

Alcohol causes dehydration and inflammation, both of which can do major damage to your skin. When you stop drinking, your skin can efficiently repair itself and be restored to a natural glowy state! 

  1. Feel more aligned with yourself

Alcohol can cause periods of anxiety, depression, paranoia, and more. With all of that going on, it’s hard to feel connected with your truest self. 

Cutting out alcohol will allow you to reconnect with yourself, your goals, and your deepest desires! Booze could be the one thing holding you back from having the life you’re searching for. 

  1. Better mental health

You don’t need us to tell you that alcohol is bad for your mental health. Many people turn to alcohol to cope with real mental health issues, but end up feeling worse because alcohol is … well … a poison. 

You may feel temporary relief, but the long-term impacts can be devastating. Alcohol is a depressant, so if it makes you feel depressed then it’s doing its job. 

But guess what? You don’t have to put up with that! You have the power to say no and to put yourself and your health at priority number one. 

We believe in you. 

Who can say no to all of that!? 

We definitely couldn’t. As an alcohol-free beverage brand, NOPE is happy to be just one of many advocates fighting for alcohol abuse change and awareness. 

Even if you take a break for a few months and then reevaluate your relationship with alcohol, you’ll still see those major benefits. 

If you need a little somethin’ to get you through a break from booze, you’re in the right place! Our drinks are designed for people just like you. 

We know you want tasty options that are easy to grab on the go or at home. Shop our flavor-packed mocktails and set yourself up to succeed on your break from alcohol. 

Shop here today!

This post was written by Nicole Nettell. Nicole is a sobriety advocate and the writer behind Everseeking Copy. To work with her, visit www.nicolewritesit.com.