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10 Nutrition Coaches Share Their Tips For Staying Healthy Without Giving Up Alcohol

Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to mean living a lifestyle of abstinence. But it also doesn’t mean living a life of excess either. Finding the right balance can be difficult, and building the right habits around how you consume alcohol while also building better nutrition, fitness and mindfulness habits will only improve your journey to a more satisfying life. We spoke to some Precision Nutrition Coaches to learn what their top tips were for staying healthy, without having to give up alcohol entirely.

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Mindful Drinking 101: How to Prioritize Your Health and Still Enjoy Drinking

Mindful drinking is more than an idea. It’s a movement. A community growing larger by the day. Put simply, it’s all about thinking while drinking. Mindful drinking is not about quitting alcohol but instead being aware of how much alcohol you’re drinking and its impact on you in the moment.

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18 Low-Calorie Alcoholic Drinks For The Weight-Conscious Drinker

If you're looking to shed some pounds, being mindful of what you drink is important. Your favorite cocktail could contain as many calories as a slice of pizza. Low-calorie alcoholic drinks are becoming very popular for this exact reason, so we've put together a list of some of the best low-calorie alcohols you can mix and buy. Each recommendation comes with its estimated calorie content to help you track your intake and stay mindful of the calories you're consuming. 

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18 Classic, Low-Alcohol, and Non-Alcoholic Cocktail Recipes for the Mindful Drinker

Building more mindful drinking habits doesn’t need to be complicated. In this guide, I provide some classic cocktail recipes as well as some low-alcohol and non-alcoholic modifications that you can enjoy at home or at the bar. You’ll also be able to see just how many standard drinks are in a typical cocktail so that you can better track your consumption and practice mindful drinking habits.

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Alcohol And Sleep Quality

The association between alcohol and sleep is confusing to many. Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant, meaning it slows down all of the functions of your brain ranging from thinking to breathing and other automatic functions.

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4 Common Drinking Triggers and How CBD Can Help

If you're looking to cut back on drinking or simply build healthier drinking habits, it's important to understand your triggers — that is, why and when you are tempted to drink or to overindulge. Drinking triggers can be in internal (emotional) and external (situational), but learning how to manage them can help you manage your alcohol use. In addition, there is mounting research that CBD — aka cannabidiol — can be a useful tool for practicing mindful drinking. 

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10 Healthy Habits and Goals for 2022

Every time we hang up a new calendar on the wall, we look ahead at a year filled with hope and possibilities. If you’re seeking to establish some new healthy habits or you’re setting some wellness-minded 2022 goals, here are ideas for small changes you can make that promise a big collective impact.

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Dry January: What’s All the Buzz About?

If you haven’t participated in Dry January, you likely know someone who has or soon will. What is Dry January? It’s a simple concept: No alcohol for one whole month. In many ways it’s a nice respite from the frequently boozy holidays, and a way to jump-start your New Year health and wellness goals. It’s also gaining in popularity.

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6 New Year’s Resolution Ideas (Plus Tools to Help You Achieve Your 2022 Goals)

Looking to set some self-improvement goals for 2022? “To drink less” is always one of the top New Year’s resolution ideas. Other perennially popular resolutions include losing weight, reducing stress, saving money, exercising regularly and getting better sleep. Here’s a closer look at the benefits of each of these worthy objectives, along with some health apps that will help you make even the most ambitious New Year’s resolution idea a reality in January and beyond.

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Drinking Mindfully During the Holidays

Drinking mindfully requires intention and determination, but it can be particularly difficult to stay fully focused on meeting your drinking-related goals during the holidays. Studies indicate that many Americans increase their alcohol intake during the hectic stretch between late November and New Year’s Day. Simply put, the holidays can present a unique set of issues to people who are trying to cut back because of the central role alcohol plays in so many of our traditions and celebrations.

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Getting Through An Airport While Drinking Mindfully

I’m sprawled out in a lounge at LAX. It’s an hour before boarding, and I’m eager for summer vacation to start. I have my passport, a rolling carry-on bag, a sweater for when I inevitably get cold. Only one thing is missing. A pre-flight gin and tonic.

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Tips for Drinking Mindfully While Traveling

It was tsikoudia (also known as raki), a fiery apéritif popular in Crete, where I was spending a couple weeks of my vacation. On an island legendary for hospitality, alcohol seemed to play an essential role. Nearly every meal ended with that carafe of tsikoudia. Occasionally I was given rakomelo, a special raki mixed with honey and cinnamon. Plus all of my hotel rooms had bottles of local wine waiting, begging me to uncork them.

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