This is the latest edition of the Drink Free Days app and is an opportunity for you to try out a new look and feel and a new typical week journey whilst we work on improving the functionality and cost calculation over the following months.
Make a pledge to take a few days off and you’re more likely to follow it through and reach your goals. Drink Free Days is for people who like a drink but want some support in tracking and cutting down on the booze. It also helps you understand more about your current drinking and risk levels as it common for people to underestimate how much they drink.
Health guidelines recommend we all take at least 3 days off drinking a week, so simply pledge and nominate a specific number of drink free days each week and get practical, daily support to help you stick to it and be more successful in reaching your goals. Feel healthier, lose weight and save money with the FREE Drink Free Days app today.
• Simple and practical tips to help you control your drinking.
• Easy to update and track your Drink Free Days.
• Receive reminders when you need it most.
• Celebrate milestones when you reach your targets.
Download the FREE app now to:
• Save money and lose weight.
• Break bad habits and replace them with healthier alternatives.
• Help control your calorie intake.
• Cut down on the booze and feel happier, healthier and in control.
Please note: If you have physical withdrawal symptoms (like shaking, sweating or feeling anxious until you have your first drink of the day), please seek medical advice before you stop drinking. It can be dangerous to stop drinking too quickly without proper help. You can get advice from your GP or from your local alcohol support service.
Keep your app updated to get the best experience with the latest bug fixes and UX improvements. This update also includes some design, accessibility and content improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
I thought I had a drink problem... but...
Prior to getting this app, I thought I had a major drink problem/addiction, but having entered what I drink into the app I was very happy to see I was only just in the yellow (17 units per week) and straight away set myself a goal to get into the green (well initially it was to be T total but I’m not ready for that quite yet).
So I said in my head I would go from two bottles of wine a week to one and now I’m down to one bottle (and an odd whisky) and already I feel like I have much more energy / less sleepy in the evenings by avoiding alcohol and having soft drinks.
What made me get this app was hearing a woman in tv talk about being told she had 10 days to live due to drinking and she gave up instantly and recovered. Being 38 with two kids I didn’t want them to hear me say that so pledged to give up the majority of the drink and hopefully one day give it up completely.
Thank you to the creators, its a brilliant app. The only thing I would like to see is the ability to log the actual drinks I have had, rather than my weekly entries because adding it to the app and seeing the units or calories would make me think again.
Oh and in the two weeks I’ve had this app I’ve already lost weight (1kg)
It actually changed my drinking! And I liked it!
I have thought about cutting back the amount of wine I drink for years but have always been put off by the ridiculous government guidelines of 14 units a week which AFAIK translates into a thimble of wine a day which to someone who enjoys wine amounts to becoming teetotal. This Apps proposition and inherent genius is simply - whatever you drink why not try to have a dry day once a week? I could relate to this and actually am now doing 4 days off a week which for me is amazing. The App reminds you of the hundreds of pounds and calories you are saving which are very satisfying and motivating. I was surprised by how much less wine I needed on my on days to be happy after having a few off days. Simple, effective, life changing!
I’ve given this three stars as opposed to four or five because there are a few niggles with this. 1) the tips are a bit rubbish. One of them says ‘don’t leave open bottles of wine around as it encourages you to drink’ well, yes, it might, but the way to empty the bottle is to drink it. No one is going to pour half a bottle down the sink. 2) missing a pledge doesn’t make me feel that bad, but I quite like the reminders 3) there’s no allowance for the days when I maybe have one glass of something as opposed to four. I might as well be hung for being a wolf than a lamb and drink more! Mind you, this is the second time I’ve had the app as I accidentally deleted it yesterday, so it must be worth it if I’ve re-added it.
Adding: stop sending me notifications saying you’ve not heard from me in a while when I’ve literally been logging my drinking all year!
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- Age Rating
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