5 Great Reasons To Do Dry January

5 Great Reasons To Do Dry January

Since it’s launch in 2013 Dry January has gained increasing popularity. Are you thinking about taking a month off drinking? Here are five reasons why January is a really good idea.

 

Read more: Alcohol Alternatives: What To Drink When You’re Not Drinking

 

BETTER ENERGY LEVELS

One of the biggest impacts alcohol has on us is to deplete our energy levels. From hangover exhaustion to the general lethargy common after just a couple of glasses. Give your body a break from drinking and you’ll be surprised at just how much more energy you have.

 

WEIGHT LOSS

If you’re trying to lose weight, drinking alcohol won’t do you any favours. Here’s an article I put together on the truth about alcohol and your weight which explains how alcohol can promote weight gain and prevent weight loss. According to Alcohol Change UK’s website, 58% of people who did Dry January last year lost weight.

 

IMPROVED SLEEP

Alcohol may help to knock you out initially, but the reality is your sleep is compromised by drinking. Many regular drinkers who take a break from drinking notice significant improvements in how well they sleep.

 

BRIGHTER, CLEARER SKIN

Alcohol is not your skin’s friend. It promotes oxidation, inflammation, dehydration and a number of other processes that compromise skin health and speed up ageing processes. Here’s an article I wrote for the medical aesthetics industry’s magazine Aesthetic Medicine explaining the impacts of alcohol on skin health.

 

RESET YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH ALCOHOL

Alcohol is so ingrained in our society and often in our day to day lives too. It’s rare that we really take time out to consider whether our relationship with alcohol is healthy. When you give yourself a break, notice what triggers you to want a drink. Do certain people, places or emotions dive a desire for a glass of wine, a beer or a G&T? One of the best questions you can ask yourself is whether drinking alcohol is giving you more than it’s taking.


While the five reasons listed here are all health related, Dry January can also save you money! If you’re thinking of giving Dry January a go, Alcohol Change UK’s website has lots of useful resources to help keep you motivated. I can also highly recommend reading (or listening to) Craig Beck’s book, Alcohol Lied To Me. It gives a fascinating insight into our relationships with drinking and prompts you to look at alcohol with fresh eyes. It makes for a very enlightening read.

 



AILSA HICHENS

 

Ailsa is one of our most experienced practitioners. She specialises in helping clients to lose weight, develop a healthy relationship with food and finally feel comfortable in their skin. Ailsa’s mission is for everyone she works with to enjoy the journey and that working with a nutritionist should not be a punishment, but your access to a new possibility.

 

Ailsa is not only an experienced weight loss nutritionist, she is also a skilled coach. She helps our clients overcome emotional eating, destructive habits and self-sabotaging behaviours that have prevented successful weight loss in the past. Ailsa has spent years in clinic working with clients who have experienced yo-yo dieting and have discovered that long term weight loss is not just about eating less until you can stand it no longer.

 

Working with Ailsa you will be comprehensively supported, not only in improving your nutrition and lifestyle, but also your eating habits and your relationship with food. When you work on all these elements together, the results can be truly astonishing.

 

To enquire about working with Ailsa, please contact us.

Test Nikki is our Practice Manager, managing our team of practitioners and heading up the day-to-day running of the business. Nikki is involved in the strategic development of our practice, coming from a strong business background in town planning. A Florida girl, Nikki relocated to the UK in 2014 with her husband and two children.

NIKKI ANDRIANI

 

Nikki is our Practice Manager, managing our team of practitioners and heading up the day-to-day running of th clinic.

 

Nikki is involved in the strategic development of our practice, coming from a strong business background in town planning.

 

A Florida girl, Nikki relocated to the UK in 2014 with her husband and two children.

STÉPHANIE ACHAR

Stéphanie is a skilled nutritional therapist and functional medicine practitioner with additional training in eating disorders, disordered eating and obesity. She believes that working towards both physiological and mental health is key in achieving optimum wellbeing.

 

Stéphanie’s personal experience of emotional eating and the ongoing struggle to find the right support led her to combine the science of nutrition with behavioural coaching to motivate and empower her clients. She specialises in helping people who struggle with their weight and their relationship with food. She helps them develop a healthier and more peaceful relationship with food and their bodies.

 

To enquire about working with Stéphanie, please contact us.

INNA WEARN

Inna is passionate about supporting women on their journey to improved health and wellbeing. She believes that the solution to effective weight loss does not lie in ever more restrictive diets, but a more sophisticated approach that optimises health and vitality, as well as promoting effective weight loss.

 

Working with Inna you will benefit from her in-depth knowledge of female health and hormones. She will support you in developing a healthy diet, lifestyle and mindset that ensures you reach your ideal weight and maintain it in the years to come.

 

Inna is passionate about food with a wide repertoire of delicious healthy recipes and meal ideas to ensure your weight loss journey is as enjoyable as possible!

 

To enquire about working with Inna, please contact us.

ANIA MASON

 

Ania is a firm believer that improving your health and losing weight should be a positive, empowering journey, not one centred around deprivation.

 

After being diagnosed with two autoimmune conditions in her twenties, Ania spent several years educating herself on the power of food and nutrition. She put it all into practise and changed her diet and lifestyle, reversing her endometriosis and thyroid disease. After experiencing such a significant improvement in her health, Ania had a big desire to help others. She embarked on a four year journey to study nutrition, graduating from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition with distinction.

 

Ania specialises in autoimmunity and works with clients who have underlying health issues preventing successful weight loss. Her expertise enables her to successfully support our clients with conditions such as hypothyroidsm (underactive thyroid), PCOS and diabetes. 

 

To enquire about working with Ania, please contact us.