Fitness blogger shows the effect giving up alcohol can have on your body

She used to drink three times a week 

Chelsea Ritschel
Wednesday 09 May 2018 20:51
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Fitness blogger Jelly Devote shows transformation

A Swedish fitness blogger has revealed the physical transformation giving up alcohol has had on her body and lifestyle.

Jelly Devote first realised she needed to give up drinking when she started to gain weight in her 20s.

“I led a very unhealthy lifestyle - I drank a lot of alcohol and never went to the gym or exercised in general,” she wrote on her website.

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But after cutting her alcohol intake down from three times a week to just a glass of wine every other week - helping her to focus on and commit to almost-daily exercise and healthy eating - Devote saw almost immediate results.

Now, the 27-year-old hopes to influence others, including her 573,000 followers, to cut out the calorie-heavy liquor.

A glass of champagne typically has 78 calories and a single glass of wine has about 120 calories, according to health tracker MyFitnessPal. With mixed drinks or sweetened cocktails, the calorie content can be much higher.

And the hidden sugars found in most alcohol can wreak havoc on your body and your skin, causing cell damage, bloating, and dehydration.

In a recent before-and-after post on Instagram, Devote shared side-by-side photos of herself at 20-years-old, which she captioned “alcohol,” and now at 27-years-old, captioned “water.”

The photo, which has received over 13,000 likes, shows a drastic difference in her physique - in part due to Devote's limited alcohol consumption.

Devote credits a balanced lifestyle for her transformation, which she wrote on Instagram includes: “eating a doughnut followed by a salad.”

She also works out three to six times a week.

However, the most important change, according to Devote, was cutting out alcohol.

She told Cosmopolitan.com: “It's simply impossible to have a healthy body and mind with that much consumption of alcohol.”

By replacing her champagne with water and vegetables, Devote was able to drop 30lbs in just four months.

And apart from her incredible physical transformation, Devote’s lifestyle change also impacted her mindset.

“Most importantly, I've gone from hating myself to loving myself,” the 27-year-old wrote on Instagram.

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