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Australian gives up one thing and loses six kilos in a month

2024-03-02T04:24:35.590Z

Highlights: Australian gives up one thing and loses six kilos in a month. Excessive belly fat is bad for your health. Reducing it is usually difficult. An Australian achieved quick results by giving up a popular drink. One in three adults in Germany has a noticeably large abdominal circumference (as of 2019/2020) This is particularly stubborn and difficult to remove. In addition to exercise, a healthy diet is also important for weight loss success. Alcohol is an integral part of everyday life for many people. But an occasional drinking break can be healthy.



As of: March 2, 2024, 5:15 a.m

By: Vivian Werg, Sandra Sporer

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Excessive belly fat is bad for your health.

Reducing it is usually difficult.

An Australian achieved quick results by giving up a popular drink.

Munich – Having a few extra kilos on your ribs happens quite quickly for most people.

However, getting rid of the extra pounds is not that easy.

According to the Robert Koch Institute

(RKI), one in three adults in Germany has a noticeably large abdominal circumference (as of 2019/2020), which indicates excess visceral fat.

This is particularly stubborn and difficult to remove.

In addition to exercise, a healthy diet is also important for weight loss success.

One aspect that is often forgotten is the topic of drinks.

These also contain calories – and often not too few.

An Australian experienced first-hand what effects even a small change can have.

As a self-experiment, he gave up alcohol for a month and could hardly believe how much weight he lost and the positive effects he had.

A man's self-experiment resulted in unexpected weight loss.

He gave up alcohol for a month and lost six kilos.

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As a self-experiment, Australians abstain from alcohol for a month - and the pounds fall off

In his mid-30s, James Swanwick noticed that he was feeling lethargic and easily irritable.

His face was puffy and his sleep was disturbed.

As he explained to the British daily

Mirror

, Australian drinking culture means drinking a "socially acceptable" amount: a few glasses of wine with dinner during the week and several cold beers on the weekend.

However, after a night of drinking, he decided to give up his daily drinking habits and abstain from alcohol for 30 days as a test of his self-discipline.

The results and the amount of weight he lost “shocked” him.

“I lost six kilograms of belly fat in just 30 days,” says Swanwick.

Life without alcohol: Australians amazed by the positive effects of a dry lifestyle

He further reported that his general well-being and his sleep had improved.

His skin looked better and he found joy in getting up early and exercising again, he said.

His mental clarity has also increased.

Abstaining from alcohol also had a positive impact on his finances.

The improvement in his health was so impressive that the now 46-year-old continued and after a year had lost over eleven kilos.

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Measure weight loss success correctly with the body fat scale

You do sports and have an exemplary diet - but the weight on the scales is stagnating?

Then it's time to take a closer look.

Body fat scales

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They can do much more than just reveal weight.

Among other things, they measure numerous body-related data and show you exactly your progress in losing weight via app or display - even if it cannot yet be read on the scales.

Avoiding alcohol has these positive effects on the body

Alcohol is an integral part of everyday life for many people.

But as the health insurance company AOK emphasizes, an occasional drinking break can be healthy.

Abstinence can not only alleviate physical but also psychological complaints.

The health benefits vary from person to person.

Depending on how long you abstain from alcohol, your body reacts differently.

Here are some positive effects of abstaining from alcohol on the body:

  • The liver is relieved.

    Alcohol can lead to liver cirrhosis in the medium term.

  • You lose weight - because alcohol and alcoholic drinks contain large amounts of calories.

  • The risk of various cancers and cardiovascular diseases also decreases. 

  • You have more energy available.

  • Blood values ​​and skin condition improve.

  • The cravings decrease.

  • Memory performance improves.

  • Sleep is deeper and performance during the day is increased. 

  • Overall physical and mental health improves.

Sources:

AOK, mdr.de, fitforfun.de

The tricks and information mentioned in this article cannot replace a healthy and balanced diet.

Use our nutritional tips only as a supplement to an otherwise varied and healthy diet.

The information in no way replaces professional advice and is not intended for independent diagnosis or treatment.

In Germany too, alcohol is part of many social situations and the onset of alcohol addiction is often difficult to recognize - even for those affected.

That's why you should know the signs of excessive alcohol consumption.

The editor wrote this article and then used an AI language model for optimization at her own discretion.

All information has been carefully checked.

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Source: merkur

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