This Stunning Weight-Loss Photo Will Inspire You to Curb Your Booze Consumption


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 followed by a salad I don't drink alcohol often, I down my water and most importantly I've gone from hating myself to loving myself."

The #fitspo star doesn't know exactly how much she weighed at her heaviest, because she hated herself so much she couldn't step on the scale. She also doesn't know exactly how much she weighs now, because "weight doesn't matter, you matter. How you feel about yourself."

In another inspiring before/after post, the influencer motivated people to realize that you could look a lot better as you get older by making healthy choices. "Age is just a number and I'm so happy I've grown up," she wrote. "Don't be scared of getting older. Don't be mean to yourself at any point. Love yourself now, not just when you have 'reached your goal.'"

She also posted some real-talk about bloating and how to lessen its effects.

And, most recently, showed how confidence and the right pose can make a photo "sexy."

For more body positive tips, check out This Popular Instagrammer's Inspiring Words about Weight Gain.

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