It is important to track the amount you’re drinking, most importantly if you are trying to reduce for a detox, just to reduce the amount that you’re drinking currently to become healthier. It is very easy to simply loose track of the amount that you’re drinking, especially once you’ve become drunk as the impaired brain may not think to stop and any plans to reduce or stop your drinking may fail. We suggest that you read through the information below to allow you to better manage your drinking habits and to achieve your goals.
We suggest that instead of pouring out the alcohol from your can or bottle that you pour away the extra amount you do not need, we know this is extremely hard to do however it will help ensure that you do not become tempted to drink the remainder and will allow you to measure out the amount more accurately.
We also suggest that you only keep in the house the minimal amount of alcohol you need. Any temptation to keep extra in the house just adds pressure to drink it which may result in you drinking more than you initially planned to.
Use A Drink Diary
You could also keep a diary which would allow you to track when you are drinking, what you are drinking, the amount you drink and any reasons or triggers for you drinking at that time. This will also allow you to identify any underlying triggers that cause you to drink in the first place. An example of a drink diary can also be found below. You can save and use the one provided or create your own to suit your needs.
What Is A Unit Of Alcohol?
Below you will find some help to allow you to track the amount Of units you are drinking as it can be easy to underestimate the amount of units you currently drink.
You can also visit Drink Aware’s video to help you better identify what a unit is here:
Drink Diary Template & Downloadable Alcohol Wheel
You can download and print this template or have fun and create your own to suit for personal needs. You can download this from our downloads & media page here.
You can also download and make your own alcohol unit and calorie calculator. You can download this from our downloads & media page here.