Will you be ready for a break from the alcohol-drenched summer months and the over-indulgence of the festive season this February?
febfast is an opportunity for you to get your health and body back on track after the excesses of the silly season. We’re a community of thousands in Australia who have committed to banishing beer and bubbles for the month of February, to feel healthier and raise vital funds for young people facing disadvantage.
We know a month off the juice can be tough, particularly at all those February weddings and birthdays. We’ve enlisted the help of various tasty health and wellness partners to share exclusive drink ideas and recipes with you, so you’ll never get bored, and stay on track.
If you really must drink during February, all is not lost! We have Time Out passes you can buy to give you or your febfasting friend a 24 hour window to raise a glass at your cousin’s wedding, best mate’s birthday or daughter’s graduation.
How To Stop Drinking
Trying to figure out how to stop drinking can be challenging, even if it’s just for a one-month alcohol detox. However, these tips for how to stop drinking can make it easier:
- Drink more water. Add a spritz of citrus to make plain water more refreshing.
- Sparkling water. A bit of fizz makes water even more exciting.
- Low-sugar drinks. Ask your host for a list of low-sugar non-alcoholic drink options.
- Money motivations. Think about all the extra money you’ll be saving by not buying alcohol.
- Health benefits and helping others. Remind yourself that quitting alcohol for a month with febfast benefits disadvantaged youth as well as your health.
Benefits Of Giving Up Alcohol
While you might enjoy an alcoholic beverage now and again, overindulging can lead to a build-up of toxins in the body. Your organs, tissues, and essential systems can start to become overtaxed. Taking a break from alcohol allows your system a much-needed reboot, and this February is the perfect time for a month-long alcohol detox. February is febfast month, a time set aside for giving up alcohol and sugar with the proceeds benefiting disadvantaged youth. Quit alcohol and you’ll enjoy health benefits like better energy levels, improved sleep, fat loss, and reduced risk of longer-term illnesses like heart disease.
Previous febfasters have reported all the wonderful outcomes below after a month off drinking:
And if that doesn’t convince you, recent research from the University College London has also shown a month without alcohol can reduce your risk of longer term illnesses such as heart disease. The benefits just keep on coming!
What do I get for signing up?
A month without alcohol can be tough for some of us. Luckily we’ve enlisted the support of some scrumptious companies and Instagrammers to get us through. They’ll share recipes, advice, giveaways and more to keep you on track and having fun.
We understand that a glass of water may not be that appealing on a Friday evening and we don’t want you to miss out, so we’re recruiting bars and cafes across the country to create mouth-watering, febfast friendly drinks. If you’re an interested café or bar owner – we want to hear from you!