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Drink LESS

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Drinking a bit too much can sneak up on you. Check out ReThink Your Drink and see just how much you might be drinking

Easy ways to drink less

Making changes to how much you drink can have a big impact on your health. Here are some ways you can cut down:

  • Know your units - don’t drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week! Calculate your units here
  • Have 2-3 drink free days a week
  • Try hobbies or social options that don’t involve alcohol
  • Keep your bottle of wine off the table. Pour a glass and put it away!

Lose weight

If you're thinking about losing weight, you may also want to look at the amount you drink. Here are some ways you can start thinking about your waistline:

  • Be aware that alcohol is high in calories and sugar which do not add nutrients to your body.
  • Try a low strength beer, around 3-4% abv (these also tend to be lower in sugar)
  • Try making your wine a spritzer
  • Alternate every alcoholic drink with a glass of water or low calorie soft drink. This will keep you hydrated and slow your rate of drinking

Take action:

Medical warning:

Please get  medical advice before you stop drinking if you have physical withdrawal symptoms (like shaking, sweating or feeling anxious until you have your first drink of the day). It can be dangerous to stop drinking too quickly without proper support

Apps

Take matters into your own hands and start keeping track of how much you drink.

Drink Free Days

Drink Free Days is a simple and easy way to track the days you drink alcohol and the days you don't. Feel healthier, lose weight and save money – simply nominate days to take off drinking and get practical, daily support to help you stick to it. Search ‘drink free days’ or ‘drinks tracker’ in the Apple Store or Get it on Google Play.

Get support around alcohol use

If you’re struggling to cut down or you think your drinking might be out of control, there is help available in Sutton. Speak to your GP or get in contact with Inspire Sutton - a community alcohol service available to anyone living in Sutton.