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Drink Less


If you've decided that you want to try and drink less alcohol, you might have a few questions you want to ask. Our 'drink less' FAQs are designed to help answer those questions, so that you can start your journey to a healthier lifestyle with the confidence you need. If you can't find the question or answer you are looking for here, then feel free to get in touch with our friendly team. They are here to help you cut down on your alcohol intake!

  • Posted Nov 13, 2020

    How to Drink Less and Still Have Fun

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Drinking alcohol has arguably become a big part of British culture and many of us will indulge in drinking when out with friends in pubs, clubs and restaurants, as well as from the comfort of our own home. However, we need to be mindful of our alcohol intake as drinking can increase our risk of developing health issues. In this article, we will share tips on how to drink less and still have fun - so you don’t have to worry about missing out!

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  • Posted Oct 22, 2020

    How to start drinking less alcohol

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Drinking alcohol can introduce risks to your health, and so, the more you drink, the more risks that are involved. We have put together some tips on how to start drinking less alcohol and have listed some of the benefits that come with drinking less.

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  • Posted Sep 22, 2019

    What happens to your body when you stop drinking?

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Deciding to quit drinking can cause significant changes in your body and in your overall health. It will aid weight loss, lower the risk of some forms of cancer and make your heart healthier.

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  • Posted Sep 21, 2019

    What happens if you drink every day?

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Some of the ways alcohol affects our health when drinking every day are well known, such as harming your liver. But there are others that may surprise you.

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  • Posted Sep 10, 2019

    Can you Lose Weight by cutting out Alcohol?

    By LiveWell Dorset

    The key to losing weight is to burn more calories than you consume. Alcohol contains a huge number of calories – a large glass of wine contains that same number of calories as a jam doughnut.

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  • Posted May 13, 2019

    What can I drink instead of Alcohol?

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Cutting down your alcohol intake has a huge variety of health benefits. It boosts your long-term physical health, gives you a healthier appearance, can significantly improve your mental health, and even help you to lose weight.

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How does this work?

The tailored approach LiveWell Dorset uses to come up with solutions to the things that are stopping us achieving our goals, is based upon work done by University College London developing the COM-B model of behaviour change. In this model, all behaviour is influenced by understanding a person’s capability to change, their opportunity to change and their motivation to change. By understanding which of these is the biggest barrier to change, we can tailor support accordingly. This model of behaviour change is at the centre of the support we offer, online and in person.

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