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Why our January 2022 is anything but dry…

After a month of indulgence, eating and drinking almost anything in sight, participating in Dry January can be a great way to give your body a much-needed detox. Of course, Dry January can be often labelled as boring and lame, but there are plenty of amazing and unknown benefits that come with stepping away from alcohol. We’ve got everything you’ll need to make sure your Dry January is anything but dry! Stay tuned for fun and delicious BOOST mocktail recipes to help you through this month… 

What are the benefits of Dry January?

Taking one month off drinking alcohol can work wonders, not only for your physical and mental health, but for your wellbeing too. The perfect healthy new year’s resolution to get you started. Interested? Let’s check out the health benefits…

Catch some Zzzs 

We’ve all been there, a heavy night of drinking and suddenly you’re wide awake, desperate for a drink of water. Even though drinking can help you fall into a deep sleep almost instantly, alcohol does interrupt the quality of your sleep.

By falling into a heavy sleep straight away, your body will be missing out on the important stages of dozing. Therefore you’re less likely to have the energy and motivation to get your booty moving and consume a healthy, balanced diet the next day. According to a University of Sussex study, 71% of participants who took a month-hiatus from alcohol, had a better night’s sleep and 67% had more energy (1).

Rethinking your mindset 

Stepping away from heavy drinking nights can be a helpful way to assess and change your relationship with alcohol. After spending time away from drinking, you might realize that you’re too dependent on alcohol to have ‘fun’. Taking a month-long break is the perfect way to reshape your mindset and see how you feel without alcohol.  

Benefit your body 

Alongside the obvious benefits, there are actually plenty of other amazing effects of cutting out alcohol. In a study carried out by Dr Visser found that 58% of participants lost weight over the Dry January period – now if that doesn’t make you want to put down your drink, we don’t know what will (1)!

Achieving something

If you’re taking part in Dry January, by the time the end of the month comes around, you’ll feel awesome for just achieving something. Sometimes, this overwhelming feeling of achievement can outweigh all the other benefits! 

So, you’ve committed to Dry January, now what?  

Instead of drinking empty calories, switching to low calorie alternatives can be a great way to get back to feeling healthy after the Christmas festivities. Aside from looking amazing, losing weight and toning up is one of the best things you can do for your health and wellbeing.  

If you’re craving something sweet, you’ll love our BOOST Sachets. We have a variety of tasty flavors to choose from. exante BOOST has been formulated with a unique blend of ingredients, including Slendesta to control your hunger, Green tea, Raspberry Ketones and B Vitamin blend to support metabolic function and enhance your mood*. Staying on track throughout the month can be difficult, that’s why we’re here with some super fun, alcohol-free mocktail alternatives.

What to drink during Dry January?

Want to mix it up? Grab your best glasses and try our tasty, simple BOOST mocktail recipes…head over to our Instagram Reels to see them come to life!

Very Cherry:

How to make:

  1. Mix your BOOST Black Cherry stick pack with 12 oz water
  2. Add soda water for that extra fizz
  3. Decorate a cherry garnish & enjoy!
Raspberry, Peach Mule:

How to make:

  1. Mix your BOOST Peach & Raspberry stick pack with 12 oz water
  2. Add sugar-free ginger ale & enjoy!
Peach Mango Sunrise:

How to make:

  1. Mix your BOOST Peach & Mango stick pack with 12 oz water
  2. Add soda water and grenadine for a fun, sunrise effect & enjoy!
Pineapple Punch:

How to make:

  1. Mix your BOOST Pineapple Passion stick pack with 12 oz water
  2. Add soda water and lime cordial & enjoy!

We hope you’re feeling inspired to have a sober January! Remember, we love hearing all about your progress, tag us #exantedietus on Instagram and Facebook. Whether it’s a massive lifestyle change, trying our recipes or even a new resolution, we want to hear it!  Need some extra support? Why not join our Official Facebook Closed Group to share tips, pack hacks and inspiration with the rest of the exante family!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. 

Bethan Cummings

Bethan Cummings

Writer and expert

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