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Five Famous Mindful Drinkers

June 28, 2023
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More and more people are becoming conscious of their health and well-being, especially after the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic. This has led to a growing trend of "sober curiosity" or "mindful drinking," where individuals are reevaluating their relationship with alcohol and opting for a more moderate approach to consumption. This movement is not about complete abstinence, but rather about finding a balance and making more informed choices about drinking alcohol.

Many famous alcoholics, like celebrities, have also joined this trend, proving that it’s possible to enjoy a glamorous lifestyle while still being mindful of your alcohol intake. In this blog, we’ll look at five famous alcoholics who became mindful drinkers and how they have incorporated this approach into their lives.

1. Jennifer Garner

Actress Jennifer Garner is known for her healthy lifestyle and dedication to fitness. In a recent interview with Yahoo! Life, Garner revealed that she has been cutting back on alcohol, and explained that she prefers to enjoy a glass of wine, rather than indulging in excessive amounts of alcohol. This mindful approach to drinking allows Garner to maintain her healthy lifestyle and focus on her well-being, while still enjoying the occasional treat.

2. Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow, actress and founder of the lifestyle brand Goop, is no stranger to promoting health and wellness. In an interview with People, Paltrow shared that she currently allows herself one drink per week. She also mentioned that she had been drinking too much during the pandemic, and that she sleeps way better when she doesn’t drink. Paltrow's mindful approach to alcohol demonstrates that it’s possible to enjoy a balanced lifestyle while still indulging in the occasional drink.

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3. Katy Perry

Pop star Katy Perry has been open about her journey with sobriety and mindful drinking. In an interview with E! News, Perry stated that she and her fiancé, actor Orlando Bloom, made a pact in February 2023 to be sober for three months. Now that they made it through that challenge, she’s adopted a moderate approach and only drinks on the weekends. 

4. John Legend

Singer-songwriter John Legend has also embraced the concept of mindful drinking. In a recent interview with People, Legend shared that he has been trying to drink less since his wife, model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen, went alcohol-free. He explained that he wants to support Teigen in her journey and be more mindful of his own alcohol consumption. Legend's decision to cut back on alcohol demonstrates the importance of finding balance and making healthier choices for both oneself and one's loved ones.

5. Ed Sheeran

British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has also made headlines for his decision to cut back on alcohol. In an interview with BuzzFeed News, Sheeran revealed that since becoming a father, he has been much more conscious about how much he drinks so that he can be a great dad to his daughter, Lyra. 

Famous alcoholics are known for their notoriety but these five celebrities are showing that it is possible to enjoy a successful career in the entertainment industry while still maintaining a healthy relationship with alcohol. By embracing the concept of mindful drinking, they have demonstrated that finding balance and making informed choices is key to living a healthy and fulfilling life. Whether you are sober-curious or simply trying to cut back on alcohol consumption, these celebrities serve as inspiring examples of how to incorporate mindful drinking into your lifestyle.

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