By Leilani

LifeBuzz Staff

Before-And-After Photos Shows What Quitting Booze Does To Your Body.

We've seen it happen to invincible 21-year-olds and the more experienced thirty, forty, and fifty-somethings. Drinking takes a toll on your body, and we aren't just talking hangovers.

Alcohol increases your risk of developing different types of cancer including that of the mouth, esophagus, throat, breast, and liver. About one third of all cancers being preventable so you might want to put that glass down.

Heavy drinking — either at one time or over time — affects your brain and can introduce changes to your mood and behavior. It can also lead to heart problems such as high blood pressure, stroke, and irregular heartbeat. And we've learned about its effects on the liver. There's alcoholic hepatitis, fibrosis, and steatosis, or fatty change.

Serious athletes know to keep their drunken nights to a minimum because it affects performance. Even if you're just starting to be more active, one of the most common pieces of advice is to limit or stop drinking altogether.

So what happens when you stop drinking? Scroll these before and after photos of sober individuals to learn more. If you've been thinking about kicking this habit for some time now, today's the day.

1 Year Sober

You'll notice that many of these photos look like they belong to a Before and After weight loss series. Check out the confident look on this beautiful young lady.

7 Months Sober

But the thing is, when alcoholics make the decision to quit alcohol, they have more time, energy, and motivation to adapt other healthy habits.

99 Days Sober

How many times have you went out to eat after a night of boozing? People eat after drinking to sober up even if they've eaten a full day's worth of meals already. Combined with the extra calories from their alcohol (one beer is about 150 calories and margaritas can be anywhere from 300-500+) drunk eating can lead to weight gain.

2 Years Sober

Conversely, cutting out alcohol can lead to lifestyle changes such as better eating habits, which can lead to weight loss.

1 Year Sober

Same shirt, different drink. If you drink wine like you should be drinking water then it might be time for a change. Drinking as little as two drinks per day can lead to major skin dehydration and inflammation. Check out his new glow off alcohol!

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