So you want to take a month off drinking? Prepare to take a month off drinking? Not this month, maybe next month? Half a month off drinking? It's ok – we get it. Deciding to take a month off drinking can seem like a daunting task doomed to failure and best kept to colourless Januarys following bo...
For many die-hard gym bunnies and the body 'beautiful', the odd drink is exactly that – an odd drink. In the world of bodybuilding and muscle growth, when it comes to alcohol, pretty much all signs point to no. So what's the science behind it – and how do a few pints after a workout really affect your gains?
So you want to cut down on drinking? Breaking up with booze? The very notion can be daunting, overwhelming and exhausting... The kind of thought best left for our most extreme hangovers, where we vow to never get in this state again and will "learn" to moderate, only to find ourselves back in the same position just a few weeks later – anxious, sweating, praying for forgiveness.So you've decided you're going to swerve the booze, you pick your non-alcoholic drink, feeling good – you got this... But then, curveball, the waiter/bar guy starts joining in the not so sly digs with your friends. Now the spotlight is on you and why you can't just get sloshed on a Friday night ...Nearly all of us at some point have spent the evening dialling the porcelain telephone, more often than not – a result of (sigh) another alcohol–fuelled evening. We may have even lauded throwing up as a 'tactical', a go-to last move to try to feel better and carry on while the night is 'still you...
Losing a friend to sobriety can be hard, like really hard. No more catastrophic bottomless brunches, no more boozy weekends away, no more DMC's until the birds start tweeting and bidding us adieu.
If like us you work pretty damn hard through the week, then there is (or was) nothing quite as appealing as the ever elusive ‘one after work’ on a Friday. Nothing caps off the week quite as perfectly as 6 pints on an empty stomach, while you set the world to rights with colleagues you normally abhor.