Still Tired After Quitting Drinking?

still tiredAre you still tired despite having recently quit drinking? If so, please remember that you didn’t become addicted to alcohol overnight. So don’t expect that you will be free of its debilitating effects overnight, either.

You need to remember that your body converts alcohol to sugar, and in turn, this sugar becomes energy. Since you’re no longer drinking your body no longer has access to the sugar rush from alcohol, and you will likely experience a dramatic drop off in energy until your body becomes acclimated to an alcohol free lifestyle.

Chances are that alcohol also helped you fall asleep at night (even though it was a less-restful sleep), and it might be a while before your body adjusts back to it’s natural wake/sleep cycles. The plain truth is that your body will take time to heal, especially if alcohol has been a part of your life for many years.

That “Still Tired” Feeling Will Fade With Time

Most people find that it can take 2 – 4 weeks before their energy BEGINS to returns to normal. Perhaps even longer if you’ve been drinking heavily for many years.

The quickest way to reclaim your natural energy is to ease yourself back into eating a healthy diet and getting some good, old fashion exercise. Get some sunshine, too, as Vitamin D has a great many health benefits.

Also, make sure you aren’t replacing alcohol with caffeine-laden or sugar-filled drinks that will only temporarily spike your energy levels, and then leave you more tired than before. Instead, get in the habit of drinking water with every meal.

After all, it’s water that your body REALLY wants. And it’s water that it REQUIRES to give you all the natural energy you’ll ever need. Only water is water. Not coffee, tea, soda, or energy drinks.

The bottom line to have more energy: start exercising, start eating right, get some sunshine, and drink plenty of water. Before you know it you’ll have as much or more energy than you’ve had in a long, long time. ♦