Every January, many of us roll out of bed (possibly covered in more holiday cookie crumbs than we’d care to admit) with the well-intentioned goal of having a dry January. After all, there are plenty of Dry January benefits to potentially reap, and the detox feels welcome after a season of carousing with festive cocktails and drinks. Inevitably, however, many fall short of abstaining from alcohol for the whole month—and that’s where the concept of Damp January comes in.
Here, we spoke with Olympia Rusu, a board-certified holistic nutritionist, about the effects alcohol can have on the body and what can happen when you remove it from your diet. Low-ABV (alcohol by volume) beverage producers Jilly Hendrix, CEO and Founder of BODY vodka and Grant Hemingway, co-founder of Libby Wines talk about alternatives that may help keep you on track to a successful Damp January.