People tend to substitute one vice for another.
I didn't lose much weight, but I did lose bloating in my face. Obviously, sobriety is much more conducive to a healthy, active lifestyle.
You lose a TON super quickly. Plus you'll lose that awful bloated face that ages people like 20 years.
It depends on your drinking habits. If you are a daily drinker that ends up munching drunk, you'll definitely drop some pounds. You will probably crave sweets, but that will be a manageable.
I lost about 20 pounds, but part of that was that drinking went hand-in-hand with snacking for me.
R2 is right -- it helps tremendously if you commit to developing healthier habits in general as a part of your resolve to quit drinking.
I lost close to 15 pounds in 8 months, eating more than when I was drinking. Looked and felt better in every single other way, too, and it wasn't my imagination -- people whom I'd not seen for awhile and who didn't know the reason for the change in me would say I looked terrific. Try it, I think you'll like it!
I didn't notice any weight gain or loss, OP.
Now, when I quit smoking years after I quit drinking, I blew up like a balloon!
I lost 20 pounds fairly quickly, and everyone noticed!
I don't understand, everyone says smoking keeps you thin, but there are so many fat smokers out there.