We all know that alcohol is bad for us. It takes a toll on the liver, increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and various cancers, weakens our immune system, and makes us gain weight. A recent study even found that drinking just one alcoholic beverage a day can shorten our lifespan.
Many of us want to cut down our alcohol intake, but we’re dubious about how much of a short-term, visible effect it will have on our bodies. Now, a viral post by a Swedish Instagram influencer who calls herself “Jelly Devote” highlights what a difference easing up on the booze can make.
In her early 20s, the fitness star was partying it up with her friends, drinking beer and hard cider at least three times a week. Now 27, she’s scaled back to having a glass of wine or champagne every other week, and the effects have been incredible.
“There is so many changes in how I look, how I feel, and how I live my life,” she wrote in the caption to her Instagram post. “I’ve never felt better, I have balance. I eat a doughnut