If you're New year's resolution is to eliminate alcohol from your life or to at least scale it back, there are a few changes that your body will have to go through. According to Byrdie.com:

A year after you take your last drink, you’ll have a lot less belly fat, about 13 pounds on average. And your risk of mouth, liver, and breast cancer is lower. Plus, Champion points out that if you’ve been spending $30 at happy hour three times a week, after a year you will have saved close to $5,000. No wonder you’ll be feeling so good!

There are a few short term benefits as well. Your mood will change for the better and sleep will definitely improve after you kick the sauce. The risk of cancer decreases and your ability to focus will also come back around!


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