Here's How to Drink Less Alcohol—but Enjoy It Even More
Whatever your reasons, if you've decided it's time to adjust your drinking habits and approach alcohol with a newfound quality-over-quantity mindset, you're in for a healthy challenge that will definitely be worth your while. Because here's the thing: You don't need another stiff drink to be happy, relaxed, and fun—but you also don't need to give up delicious cocktails and yummy wine forever in order to be happy and healthy. There's a huge expanse of middle ground in there, and finding your sweet spot comes down to mindful choices and realistic moderation.
"Being more thoughtful about alcohol consumption is one of the best investments you can make for your health," says Nick Allen, CEO of Sunnyside, a mindful drinking platform (formerly called Cutback Coach). "The fact is, if your drinking [habits are] out of balance, or you're over consuming, it can be a big barrier to achieving wellness improvements in other areas." Thankfully, "there are some really low-hanging-fruit actions you can take to help you achieve those goals—and stick with them for the long term," he says.
Here's how to drink less alcohol, but get even more enjoyment and satisfaction out of what you do drink, thanks to some practical hacks and psychology-backed tips.
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