I wasn’t always like this. Before I turned into this health-conscious, pepperrific mom, I did have my fair share of wild nights and drunken stupors. Back in the day, I used to make it a habit to go out for a round or two of drinks after a tiring workday. I remember a time when I even threw up inside a friend’s car after having one too many shots of tequila (yes, I think that marked the end of our friendship!).
Then, I realized that I had to clean up my act. More than the fear of losing any more friends, what motivated me to sober up was the fact that I wasn’t doing my body any good. I began showing signs that I wasn’t 100% in tiptop shape.
So, how can you tell that your liver is screaming for a much-needed alcohol detox? Here are some of the common symptoms:
- Too much abdominal fat
- Acne or rosacea
- Mood swings or depression
- High blood pressure
Good news is, you can still heal your battered liver. With proper diet and a healthy and active lifestyle, you can bring your liver back to its well-functioning state. At least try to eat less processed food and eat more fruits and green leafy vegetables. You can also sign up for a liver detox plan, and in a few days you’ll feel how your body starts to pick itself back up from a degenerative state.
Having a good time doesn’t always have to mean drowning yourself in alcohol as you slip into a state of near unconsciousness. You can opt to hit the beach or challenge your friends to a game of tennis.
Personally, I know I’m hell bent on taking better care of my liver, and the rest of my body.