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Real Housewives Of Sydney Star Lisa Oldfield Explains Why She Quit Drinking!

Lisa Oldfield was accused of drinking too much by her Real Housewives of Sydney co-stars and her own husband, ex-politician David Oldfield, on season one of the Foxtel hit reality show. Now, the 41-year-old reality star maintains alcohol isn't an issue for her, pointing to her decision last year to forgo alcohol for 10 months as part of a detox to address weight gain and sluggishness.

"I gave up drinking for 10-months last year just to go on a health kick and I lost 20 kilos, I felt fantastic, really the only reason I took up drinking again was it was the only way I could cope with those b----- on the show," she told 9Honey.

Oldfield reveals she will take on the challenge of Dry July, a fundraiser for cancer charities that ask participants to abstain from drinking any and all alcohol for the month of July and signing up friends and family members as sponsors.

“It is going to be a challenge,” she told Karl and Lisa on TODAY. “I had been drinking a little too much. I thought Dry July would be the perfect opportunity to dry out and it’s for such a great cause,” she said.

"My best friend at the moment is suffering from breast cancer, I nearly lost my dad to prostate cancer and I think it's such an insidious disease that effects so many people that me going on the wagon for a month, if it can help in any way, it's such a small sacrifice."

While it certainly seemed she was a daily drinker on the Foxtel hit reality series, the mother-of-two says she normally aims for at least four alcohol-free days each week.

"But it depends. If I've got people over, it could be a bottle of champagne. After a bottle-and-a-half I'd be in a coma."

As part of her involvement with Dry July, the housewife has invented her own "mocktail", an alcohol-free cocktail that contains Australian Bitters, which does in fact contain alcohol however is used in such small quantities in the drink that the alcohol content of the drink you use it in is "negligible".

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