Honestly, I drank a lot of alcohol for ten years, and I was never able to lose more than four or five pounds that whole time. I would be a ton of energy after a night of drinking and staying out late and then just crash and burn. I basically would just be burning what I drank and never even touched the calories I was eating from food. I was dehydrated most of the time and always had an alcohol bloat look to my face and body. Every diet I tried said to not drink for the first two weeks. No wonder I didn't last on anything. That's why I loved WW, because I could have a beer or two, but just had to count them into my daily point allotment, which got old because I would much rather use those points for a dessert or coffee drink. So it didn't take to long for me to want to stop drinking. The changes I noticed were innumerable. Leaner look, better skin, better sleep, no more moodiness. I wish I could travel back in time and taken it a little more easy on my body from 16 to 26 because I for sure would remember a lot more and probably not have gained 20 pounds during those ten years.