4. Track your progress
It can be really helpful to download a diet tracking app to help log your progress. From recording your weigh-in results to tracking what you have eaten and drank that day, seeing the numbers can be really motivational and give you that kick to keep going. Try it out during October and see the difference reducing alcohol consumption can make to your weight loss.
5. Look out for alcohol-free options
More and more brands are bringing out alcohol-free alternatives to your favourite tipple. Why not give these a try? They’re likely to be lower in calories and will leaving you feeling lighter and refreshed. Beers, wine, cider and prosecco are now all available as alcohol-free or low-alcohol alternatives.
6. Stay hydrated
Drink plenty of water before consuming alcohol to ensure you don’t drink it quicker because you feel thirsty. Try alternating an alcoholic drink with a soft drink each round to slow down how much alcohol you’re drinking!
7. Use a mixer
Try diluting your alcoholic drink with more mixer to make it last longer and lower the alcohol quantity. Wine works well with a low–calorie lemonade to thin it down whilst still satisfying that craving. Remember to choose ‘light’ or ‘low-calorie’ mixers to save on extra calories!
8. Remind yourself of the benefits
There will be times when you’re really tempted to have just one little drink- but is it ever really just one? Keep focused by reminding yourself why you are cutting your alcohol consumption in the first place. Make sure your goal is at the forefront of your mind and you’ll find it much easier to keep on plan and avoid the drink.
Why not try create your own mocktail with an exante shake? Maybe you could make a Pina Colada mocktail with the Coconut Shake? Or you could create your own Espresso Martini shake with fresh coffee and an unflavoured shake? Or maybe your could create your own Mango Daiquiri with the Mango & Passion Fruit Shake? If you are cutting down your alcohol in October, this could be the perfect time to get creative!