The benefits of febfast… where do we start? A month without alcohol or sugar does wonders for both your physical and mental health. Think of it as a post-silly season cleanse just before returning to work, getting you back in shape for the rest of the year.

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Aside from the short term negative effects of alcohol and sugar like hangovers, sugar dependency, low energy and weight gain, both have recently been linked to more serious long term illnesses. A recent study by University College London found just one month without alcohol reduces blood pressure and improves cholesterol and insulin resistance. This leads to better liver health and a reduced risk of developing diabetes.

The University of California San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital recently found just nine days without sugar provides significant benefits to the body. Through their study, researchers observed a drop in blood pressure, cholesterol and insulin, as well as improved liver function in children.

So, your body will love you for swearing off the wine or waffles for a month!