Once you have made the decision to quit drinking, you have started on a road of changed habits which all create a more healthy live style. We are different than other alcohol rehab centers in Denver, as we focus directly on giving you tools and coaches so you can learn to live your life stress and alcohol-free. What do these changes mean? These changes mean you will become more fit, you will eat better, and you will be able to navigate your life in a way that truly lets you do the things you love once again.
Alcohol, like Cheetos and donuts, is a major source of empty calories. The body simply stores its sugars as excess fat. Not only does booze contribute no vitamins or minerals, it also inhibits the absorption of nutrients from other sources. When you stop drinking, your body can actually absorb vitamin C, thiamin, vitamin B12, folic acid, and zinc.
Binge drinking in particular has proven a problem for individuals with weight issues. If you have weight goals to maintain, you will find it is much easier to stay on track when sober. Exercise can help, but the effectiveness of working out diminishes as consumption rises. Alcohol deeply depresses your metabolism and muscle recovery, putting a major dent in your endurance and ability to convert carbs to usable energy.
Because it accelerates the shrinkage of your brain, long-term alcohol use is linked to the development of dementia later in life. Its typically rude disruption of the central nervous system makes it a risk factor for high blood pressure, and thus for kidney disease, heart disease, and stroke. It also increases vulnerability to infectious diseases and Type II diabetes, and can cause nerve damage in large quantities.