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This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Stop Drinking Alcohol

The pounds melt off.

Cutting back on your evening beers can reduce your daily intake of calories anywhere from 150 to 1,000, depending on how many you drink.

This can help melt off the pounds.

Your skin heals.

When you drink, you become dehydrated. Your skin tightens and becomes irritated. When you stop drinking, you're more likely to stay hydrated and have healthier skin.

You sleep better.

When you don't drink, you sleep better. Seems counter-intuitive, right? Falling asleep is so easy when you've had a nightcap. Staying asleep is the problem.

Alcohol disrupts our stages of deep sleep, making us feel tired the next day no matter how much sleep we get.

You save money too.

This isn't really a health impact, but according to NPR's Planet Money, one out of every hundred dollars we spend goes to alcohol. Giving up the drink saves us some cash in the long run!

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