Alcohol and menopause
Definitely not a good combo. Although you want it to be.
Drinking alcohol during menopause is definitely not a good thing to do. Although you think you need it.
You may think that alcohol helps you to fall asleep, but know that during the night it backfires.
Probably you already have a hard time getting a good night’s sleep.
Having hot flashes or night sweats, so don’t fall into the trap of consuming alcohol.
Your liver has to process the alcohol and your body puts the rest on hold. Your immune system gets suppressed, your body produces endotoxins and gets inflamed.
Constant inflammation will lead to holding on to your fat, and you are already struggling with that, don’t you?
Although dietary guidelines say that women can have 1 drink per day, I definitely would recommend to have none….
Tough, I know, but it all depends on what you want, how well you want to live and how energetic you want to feel.
There are a lot of things you can’t control but this at least is one thing that’s in your hands.
You want to change and to get your body back so this is something you can take to your advantage.
Does it suck? Maybe. All depends on how bad your menopause symptoms are.
Why don’t we focus on the good things coming out of setting alcohol aside?
I have swapped alcohol for good sleep. I get up early in the morning with a lot of energy and happy to live another day.
Does this mean I never drink? No, it doesn’t.
Although I can count the glasses of wine which I have had during the last five months on one hand.
I only drink on very, very special occasions.
Because I know that when I drink I won’t sleep well.
I will feel lousy the next morning.
I won’t have energy for all the things I want to accomplish.
I might beat myself up for it.
So as said, I only drink on very occasional days. Preferably I drink at lunch time, trying to avoid the evening drinks. For me it’s not worth feeling that lousy as described above, just for the sake of having some glasses of wine.
It might not be something you want to think about but I would really suggest to give it a try and see how you/your body reacts. Nobody has died of a month of not drinking 😉
Your body will be grateful and if you can change your mindset, you will be grateful too.
Remember, your health and your wellbeing are always in your hands, the choice is yours!
If you want to change this habit but you know you’re going to struggle, let’s team up.
I will hold you accountable and give you all the support you’re going to need.
Cheers to your new life! Start now, and book a session here.
With love and health,