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The Great 2018 Diet Cleanup

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Once exceed moderation, and the most delightful things become the most undelightful.


When Pat Heine, a 29-year-old trail runner, cut out booze last January, it was to prepare for the 106-mile Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc. “I’d seen other runners quit drinking as a way to focus for big races,” says Heine. More than a year later, he’s still dry. “I was feeling better physically and mentally.” A 2016 study of adults who did a “dry January” found that up to six months later, they were drinking on fewer occasions and drank less when they did imbibe. We dug into your vices—booze, sugar, and more—to help you make changes that stick.


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