Is there anyone left to drink with?

Dry January

I currently have two doctors navigating me towards some priceless lifestyle advice.

First up is the Daily Mail’s dishy doc, who this week informed his readers that giving up alcohol for January will do you more harm than good. What a load of self-deluding drivel. Yet another rehashed, alarmist, new year article wheeled out during a slow news month.

Daily Mail's Dr Christian JessenNext is Dr Dukan steering me down January’s healthy eating path. One key difference being that this good doctor’s rocky, pothole-strewn road stipulates a period of abstinence.

Surprisingly, I know which of these quack’s advice I’m taking. Step forward the Dukan doc and his high protein, low carbohydrate diet. Is it easy? Is it hell. But as I’m on the cusp of losing at least one of my chins, I’m persevering.

Helpfully doc Dukan pushes the scare-mongering aside and deals with his no alcohol diet regime rationally. A dry January won’t give you a shiny new liver, but the benefits certainly begin with the ever-shrinking hangover blight of many a diet.

I was reminded of this only today when a dinner party invite pinged into my inbox from a spirited drinking buddy who is also embarking on a month of self-restraint. Dukan may have confiscated all traces of merriment from my life, but the words ‘tea, coffee and lettuce leaf’ were enough to restore what shreds of battered humour remain. Needless to say, I declined.

As ‘Dryathlon’ wannabes around the world solider on towards our next booze-free week, I say cheers to every one of you.

Dukan Dinner Invite

7 Comments on “Is there anyone left to drink with?

  1. Very good! As long as I have 18 holes after a night of eating and drinking then I’ll be happy and hopefully stay somewhat healthy……….

  2. Good luck with the diet and the dry January. It’s more than I could manage. Cheers!

  3. Hi,
    Sounds like a wise doctor in the daily mail. :D
    “Tea, coffee and lettuce leaf” think of what you have missed out on with this great invite. :)

    • Ha ha. Thanks Mags. Think I’ll persevere with Doc Dukan. Anyway, how is life in Aus? Footage of the bush fires are crazy. Stay safe.

      • Yes there are a few fires all over different parts of Oz, so far 5 different fires have been started by kids, unfortunately this is the norm in school holiday times. Other fires of course have not been deliberately lite.

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