You may be keen on quitting beer for various reasons—to reclaim your wellness, save money, cut calories, or improve your relationships and work performance. But giving up something you enjoy is difficult. So, Sunnyside equips and empowers you to redirect your drinking habits in a fun, sustainable, and judgment-free way. We've helped our members cut back by an average of 30% in their first 30 days!
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In general, giving up beer comes with health benefits. Now, we don't want to be a wet blanket, but science has indeed proven this simple fact—the less you drink, the lower your health risks. One common perception about moderate drinking is its protective effects on the heart. But according to the CDC, new research has suggested this may not be true. Ultimately, it is impossible to conclude whether moderate drinkers experience improved health outcomes due to their drinking habits or because of other factors, such as their lifestyle, behavior, and genetics. Since there is no safe level of drinking, quitting beer may enhance your wellness. Of course, if you're not ready to give up the magic of hops and barley, you can still benefit from simply cutting back.
Some health benefits of giving up beer include a healthier heart, lower blood pressure, improved blood sugar levels, and weight loss. You may get better-quality sleep at night and experience enhanced memory, focus, energy, and mood during the day. The benefits of quitting may also trickle into your relationships and career since you'll have more time and energy to delegate to these commitments. And, of course, your belly and wallet will thank you in the long run!
That really depends. In general, cutting 500 to 1000 calories from your diet may help you shed 1-2 pounds per week. And a can of regular beer packs around 150 calories. While it's termed a beer belly, quitting beer alone may not be enough to contribute to significant weight loss (what a scam!). Instead, the cumulative effects of a healthier diet, exercise, physical activity, and calorie counting will lead to a more significant difference in your waist size and weight. Of course, you can reduce your caloric intake by docking your alcohol consumption. But a healthy lifestyle will bring about more noticeable and sustainable weight changes than relying on that alone.
While you're drinking, try to alternate between alcoholic drinks and water. Other than that, you may wish to set a limit or create an action plan and put that down in writing. Alternatively, Sunnyside can help you track and record your daily alcohol consumption through an app and create a personalized weekly plan based on your goals and preferences. Of course, there's also no need to go cold turkey if you're not up for it. With Sunnyside, you can adjust your weekly plans and limits, cutting back a little each day. And don't forget to celebrate each success along the way!
Sunnyside will devise a weekly action plan for you based on your goals. Your progress and alcohol consumption can be tracked and evaluated through the app. Along the way, you'll receive daily motivation, tips, and tricks to make your journey easier to navigate.
Tell us a little about yourself and your goals so we can personalize your experience. This is a judgment-free zone.
Every week we’ll give you a recommended drink plan for the week ahead to help you reach your goals, which you can adjust.
Via a simple text-message interface, we’ll remind you to track your drinks every day, and provide nudges to stack on target.
Our upbeat and positive eduation, motivation, tips, and tricks will keep you on track every day of the week.
Our real human coaches are available for you, no matter what you need. Text them for help or a nudge at any time.
See how your new habits add up to better sleep, money saved, and an improved diet in your web dashboard.
You’re joining a community of members who have been through exactly what you’re going through and have achieved amazing results. Here’s what some of them have said about using Sunnyside to cut back on their alcohol intake and improve their drinking habits.
When I first started I was a bit leery about the whole thing. I am 70 years old and retired and didn’t think that I needed someone to tell me how much to drink. So I took the 15 day free trial and found out that it really helped me control my drinking. These guys are not trying to change you, just your drinking habits, which has help me a lot. Sometimes I would drink just to drink and that came to a stop. I still do what I want to do, I'm just doing it differently and it really working well for me. - Rene
Over the last two years I became a bit of a heavy drinker. After 84 days with Sunnyside, I'm now a moderate drinker, on my way to becoming a social drinking. The transition was easier than I thought. -Ted
I've been trying to cut back on my drinking for years and this is the only way I've actually done it. I'm so extremely happy with just the mindfulness that it has provided me. It's not judgy. It doesn't make you quit immediately. It is just a way to cut back and be mindful of your drinking and I really appreciate it. It's honestly transformed my life. -Stefani
I love this program - it’s simple and supportive. I feel like I’m on my way to making some lasting changes without ever feeling shamed. Also the coaches are real & respond personally (not just bots). -Lucy
Sunnyside members see big results in their first 30 days, and it only gets better from there. Start with your 15-day free trial, then stick with it if it’s right for you.
Feel your best, inside and out.
Enjoy more restful sleep and brighter mornings.
Every month you'll be cutting out unnecessary calories.
Greet the day with increased energy and focus.
Save real cash every month by spending less on alcohol.
We support you on your journey, despite any ups and downs.
Every Sunnyside membership includes all the features below, plus a free 15-day trial to make sure it’s right for you.
Sunnyside gives you simple, accurate tools to track your drinks that you’ll actually love to use.
Every Sunday we’ll share your plan for the week ahead that you can adjust and customize as needed.
We have real human coaches available for when you need a nudge or a bit of motivation. But only if you need it.
We’ll share advice, education and motivation on a daily basis to keep you on track with your goals.
Drinks cut, money saved, improved sleep... we’ll help you measure success in the terms that matter to you.
Sunnyside is easy and simple to use, but is backed by proven habit change techniques reviewed by our advisors.
Sunnyside utilizes proven behavior-change techniques to help you reach your goals, and it’s all reviewed by our team of experts.
Associate Medical Director of the South Los Angeles Health Center Group
MS, LPCC, LADC - Mental Health and Chemical Health Specialist
Habit expert, author of Hooked and Indistractable
Mental health & addiction expert, Author of The Abstinence Myth
"As a doctor, I've seen firsthand the difference that a better relationship with alcohol can make in a person's overall health outcomes, which is why I recommend Sunnyside to my patients."
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Our goal is to be transparent and honest with you about Sunnyside. It’s in our DNA. Here are a couple common questions, but please email us if you have more.
What is an app that can help you stop drinking beer?
The Sunnyside app empowers you to take control of how much you drink. Whether you wish to reduce your intake or give up beer, Sunnyside creates a personalized action plan based on your goals. You’ll receive accountability text messages and tips to guide you along the way. A Sunnyside subscription starts at $8.75/mo, less than the cost of two drinks. Everyone starts with a 15-day free trial to test it out. And we’re nice about refunds if it’s truly not right for you.
What are the benefits of using an app to stop drinking beer?
The Sunnyside app gives you access to real-life coaches, practical tips, and customized action plans from the comfort of your own home. Aside from convenience, the Sunnyside app offers massive privacy. We also employ proven habit-change techniques like pre-commitment, conscious interference, and belief and positivity to help you practice better drinking habits. Our methods are reviewed by habit-change and alcohol-use experts.
Is Sunnyside a free app to help you stop drinking beer?
We believe that everyone who drinks can benefit from more mindfulness and healthier habits. You can join Sunnyside no matter what your starting point is, and we’ll help you hit your goals, even if it means stopping drinking entirely. Sunnyside offers a 15-day free trial, and you can cancel at any time.
Is my data secure?
Do I have to talk to a coach?
Definitely not. Talking to a coach is completely optional. You can take advantage of the planning, tracking, behavior change, analytics, and amazing results without ever talking to anyone.
Who uses Sunnyside?
The Sunnyside community is made of thousands of people who enjoy drinking but want to create more mindfulness around their consumption, whether it’s to cut back or stop entirely. We’re moms, dads, professionals, students, and everyone in between.
Can an app help me to stop drinking beer?
Sunnyside members cut back on their drinking by an average of 30% in the first 30 days of using the app. With Sunnyside, you’ll receive accountability messages, commit to an action plan, and gain valuable advice and insight from coaches. With this support and guidance, you’ll be able to better manage your beer and alcohol consumption.
Is it easy to stop drinking beer with an app?
Changing your habits is never easy, but very possible. Sunnyside equips you with the tools and knowledge to redirect your drinking habits, even if it means giving up beer, so that you can reclaim your wellness. We’re a 100% judgment-free zone. No matter your goals, we’re here to support you every step of the way.