FIrst of all so good to meet you at Sydney Seminar in May, as I mentioned had some success in 2014 doing online Drink Less Mind program (cut down from about over 2 bottles of wine every night to 1 bottle of wine per night with the odd big binge) knowing that it’s still to much and no success with alcohol free days decided to come along to Seminar.
So 2 months on the improvement was immediate I have had many alcohol free days and I can’t finish one bottle of wine now at one sitting I leave about one glass left, so in one week I drink three nights a week and less than one bottle and no binges at all, so that’s over 50% reduction! Am thinking I am happy with that as just having one glass with dinner is not going to cut it for me, I love my wine but not the big quantities like before, I still stick to cheap wine as one reason I am on a budget and if the wine tastes to good it’s to moreish as I mentioned years back a complete abstinence from alcohol using antabuse medication was a disaster for me probably because I wasn’t getting to the cause of my excessive drinking and a few mental health issues plus a sudden drop to zero alcohol to much for me to handle.
I find to have success with alcohol free days my secret is not do to much stuff that overwhelms me and evenings have been spent doing jigsaw puzzles and sipping on soy milk seems to reduce cravings, so yes doing something completely different and changing my daily routine entirely works for me.
I also have been doing your weight less online program as often I binge eat even on healthy foods e.g. a whole packet of dates or unsalted nuts, particularly on alcohol free days.
Feel free to use my testimony if you wish and I am so happy the seminar and online program worked for me as nothing else worked for me in the past. I had tried almost everything to cut down!