water weight gain/loss

Old 05-14-2015, 10:23 PM
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water weight gain/loss

did anyone of you experience weight gain or loss do to qutting drinking alcohol?
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Old 05-14-2015, 11:17 PM
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Yes, drinking always makes me really bloated. Plus I know all that sugar in large quantities is really bad for my waist line
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Old 05-29-2015, 01:02 PM
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i know i got weight GAIN from drinking alcohol.. it's only logical that i'll experience weight loss now that i dont drink.
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Old 05-31-2015, 09:22 AM
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When I stopped drinking 12-18 beers each day, I lost 60 pounds very quickly. I also walked 2-4 miles/day to help deal with urges, but I think it was the 2000 fewer calories each day that resulted in the weight loss.
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With abstinence and exercise I lost weight, but it was a conscious effort on my part. I don't know if abstinence alone would have caused me to lose weight.
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I weighed 128 lbs when I stopped drinking. I now weigh a very healthy 155 lbs. I needed to gain weight, and I did.

I think a really important part of getting sober that's not talked about enough is learning to eat healthfully, and exercising. And not all at once, but as part of the recovery process. Tiny little changes over time, that add up. Most people know what's good and bad for them - more water, less coffee, more plant based foods, less meat and dairy, more leafy green vegetables, more whole grains, less processed food, and of course less salt and sugar (especially processed sugar). With that as guidelines it's not difficult to start incorporating changes, a little at a time. Add even just a tiny bit of exercise and things start completely falling into place. When we start feeling better, we start wanting to do even more.

It took me 30 years to get into the best shape of my life. But I kept slowly getting healthier and healthier.
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