Former Bachelor star Helena Sauzier has announced she's given up alcohol after years of "feeling flat" while drinking.
The 26-year-old, who shot to fame on Matt Agnew's season of The Bachelor in 2019, took to Instagram to share her decision to put down the bottle.
"Alcohol is something I always wanted to give up entirely because I didn't like the way it made me feel," she wrote.
"Even sometimes one drink would make me feel flat or sometimes bring out a side to me that I didn't like."
Helena said she started her transition into an alcohol-free life by doing "long stretches" without a drink.
"I just became obsessed with the feeling. So clear, so level-headed, so energetic. Just so happy. And then I'd have a drink and be like 'meh'," she said.
"I started cutting back to one to two drinks and found that made me so focused on drinking as opposed to what was going on around me that it was so not worth it.
The model said she would enter social situations on a natural high, only to find her mood would drop once she had a drink.
"For sure it makes you slightly less antisocial. I can't really do big nights out but to be honest, I don't really care for it!" she explained.
Helena said one of the many silver linings to a sober lifestyle is avoiding the "messy and sloppy" parts of a night out on the town.
"I usually remove myself and never, ever get FOMO (fear of missing out)," she said.
"To be honest I last longer and enjoy dinners and social situations more because my energy levels remain consistent."
Helena admitted she sometimes struggles during the late afternoon when she is surrounded by friends having a drink.
"I usually have a sparkling water with a dash of cordial and find it does the trick!" she revealed.
"Once I go to bed I'm always so happy I didn't drink. My mood is more stable, my head is so clear."
Helena revealed her relationship with boyfriend Tom Slingsby has even benefitted from her new lifestyle.
"My fitness is better, my mental health is thriving, my diet choices are cleaner. I actually can't think of one negative of giving up drinking," she said.