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MOB Essentials

Basics The MOB is also called a Sober Sprint – this is because originally the programme was called the MOB...

Welcome

Welcome to the Sober Sprint! In this first post you will find out: what to expect from the next 30 days...

Alcohol holidays, liver vacations and Sober Sprints: The benefits of stopping for a bit

We all know that excessive alcohol consumption is Not a Good Thing. Frequently it’s pretty obvious what impact alcohol is...

How to raise drinking with your doctor

Dr Eric Britton is a GP and Partner at Lonsdale Medical Centre, Programme Director St Mary’s GP Specialty Training Scheme...

Kick Start Your Month Off: Chili Drinks

Kick Start Your Month Off: Chili Drinks

That’s a pun because this is about drinks with chilli. Chili is a great way to mark a soft drink...

Video – Practicalities and reasons for setting goals

In October 2015 we recorded our webinars. Here is what we had to say on this topic then. Practicalities and reasons...

Day 1 – Set your intention and stay in the day

We’re not sure what time of day you will be putting aside to read your Sober Sprint content from us...

Day 1 – Your first n=me scores and what brought you to the MOB

Download the paper version of the form Measuring progress is a really important motivational tool, and will also help you...

Day 1 – The Daily MOB Ritual

A quick Google of ‘daily rituals’ will bring up a whole host of blog posts and articles about the importance...

Using gadgets during your MOB

Using gadgets during your MOB

I like a gadget me. Be it something physical or an app, I feel hopeful and aspirational when I buy...

10 quick ways to start your Month off Booze – including some you can do from bed!

These are Club Soda’s 10 quick tricks to get your Month Off Booze off to a flying start! 1. Change...

Infusing Water

If there is one simple thing we can all do to feel better it’s to drink more water. We also...

Day 2 – Planning for External Pitfalls

When we are trying to act in ways that are different to our usual routines and responses (like not drinking...

Day 2 – What kind of drinker are you?

Today we want you to think about what kind of drinker you are – what do you use alcohol for,...

Day 2 – How other people can help (or hinder) your Month off Booze

This post is about how other people can support (or not) your MOB. We’ll tell you a bit more about...

Non Alcoholic Beers 0.5% or less

So to start your month off booze we’re looking at all the awesome (and slightly less awesome) dealcoholised beers that...

Day 3 – Coping with External Pitfalls

This is the second of four blogs that focus on obstacles that might interfere with a successful MOB. Yesterday we...

How to use the Club Soda online community

It won’t surprise anyone to hear that it’s easier to change habits when you do it with someone else. That...

What is: Coconut Water

What is it? The clear water inside young green coconuts. Why? Allegedly it’s a kind of natural sports drink with...

Video – Survival kit, sleep, freebies, friends and distractions

What we have in our survival kit (9 mins) The best distractions (7 mins) Freebies and Food (13 mins)

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Day 4 – Internal Pitfalls

Depending on what kind of drinker you are, you might be more likely to struggle with external pitfalls – other...

Preparing your survival kit

The whole point of the planning before your actual Month Off Booze begins is to get you thinking about your...

Juices

Do you remember when fruit juice was healthy? I think it was sometime around when Clueless came out. Now it’s...

Day 5 – Coping with Internal Pitfalls

This is the last of our four posts that focus on obstacles (possible pitfalls) that might interfere with a successful...

Free trials to distract you … yes you!

Free trials to distract you … yes you!

As changing your drinking involves a lot of distracting yourself (and gives you a whole lot nice new free time,...

Video – Rituals, distraction and perfection

October 2015 MOB video with Laura, Helen and Sam, on “rituals, distractions and perfection” (10 mins).

Posh Pops

Cawston Press Sparkling Rhubarb Available from: Ocado, Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda and WH Smiths. Price: 99p per can This drink is...

Video – Coping Strategies (10 mins)

Infusion Teas

At Club Soda we are fans of tea (and cake) and we think that you should be too. These aren’t...

Winter Mocktail

Winter Mocktail

Ingredients 11 blackberries 50ml  pineapple juice 25ml vanilla syrup Ice Twist lemon peel or other garnish. Method Combine 9 of...

Day 6 – Overcoming Discomfort Dodging

This month you are doing something you probably don’t usually do – avoiding all alcohol. Because it’s new or unusual,...

Video – Dealing with Discomfort (8 mins)

Delicious Smoothie Recipes

Smoothies are a simple way to cram a little more fruit and veg into your diet. They can be as...

Day 7 – Procrastination: Why we Choose Short-Term Rewards over Longer-Term Goals, and How to Beat it

This month you are doing something you probably don’t usually do – avoiding all alcohol. During your MOB you will...

Favourites: Cassie

So as part of our drink suggestions, we will be sharing with you what low or no alcohol drinks we...

Day 8 – N=ME and the Quantified Self (or Why it’s Good to Measure Stuff)

Today is again personal tracking day. In the n=me tracker form we have identified a number of aspects of your life that you...

Video – Quantified self (6 mins)

Mocktail: Peach Shrub

Hey, I’m trying to give you some mocktail ideas that aren’t repeating on the flavouring + soda + lime theme...

Day 9 – Perfectionism versus Healthy Striving

By now you will have been encouraged to check in at least once, and twice if you were here for...

Fancy Water

blk water    What is it? Water but black. What’s special about it? It has fulvic minerals which give it...

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