320: Peter FitzSimons: How Quitting Alcohol Made My Life Great

Alcohol is a strong substance that can lead to a fun night with friends and help you relax, but a lot of people don’t know when to stop. There are a lot of people out there who wouldn’t identify themselves as an alcoholic because they don’t have a need to drink, but once they start they just can’t stop.

Moderation is a fine idea, yet so many people can’t drink in moderation. There are many of us out there that have a sip of wine and it turns into two bottles. A glass of beer can quickly turn into pitchers, and for people like that moderation isn’t an option.

There’s a saying that alcohol can lead to a good time, but being sober can lead to a great time.

You don’t need an excuse to have fun with your friends, and in the end memories can only happen if you remember what happened.

I also feel I have to mention all of the negative effects of alcohol. Not only does it cause problems to your organs, like liver problems and heart disease, but it also can cause weight problems.

Doctors say four glasses of beer is equal to eating a Big Mac. When you’re at a bar, you typically eat fried food. So in the end you’re basically eating garbage and washing it down with even more.

On this episode of the James Swanwick show we are joined by fellow Australian Peter FitzSimons, who shares his experience in quitting drinking. His life massively transformed once he put down the bottle. His relationship with his family improved, his productivity in work went way up, and he lost nearly 100 lbs!

Download this episode of the James Swanwick show today to hear about how quitting Alcohol can improve every aspect of life.

Key Points

  • Most people celebrate by drinking.
  • People who drink too much forget what it’s like to wake up clear headed.
  • One bottle of wine, or four beers, is equal to a big mac.
  • When you give up drinking, the hardest part is the first few weeks.
  • You can live a happier and healthier life if you give up on drinking.
  • Moderation doesn’t work for some people.
  • Peter lost 94 pounds just by giving up alcohol.
  • Alcohol affects your emotional reasoning.
  • It doesn’t take long for your body to get back to normal.

Links:
Peter’s Book