What did you give up for lent?

I may not be very religious. But Lent is the perfect time to work on your eating habits. For 40 days, if you give up something you like but shouldn’t have on your diet, it is much easier to give it up when everyone around you is giving something up too. If you are like me and have trouble in social situations saying no to food that everyone around you are eating, this is perfect. It’s normal to say you can’t have it because you gave it up. It’s not like you are telling the world your on a diet. Lent is like having a New Year’s resolution that people actually follow and don’t forget. What did I give up? I gave up unhealthy sweets. So if i want something sweet, having some fruit or yogurt is my substitution.

After giving it up for a full 40 days, it will be easier to resist after the 40 days are over. Your taste buds and cravings for the food you gave up will lessen and make things much easier for you in the long run. Just don’t cheat your diet. Keep telling yourself that its only 40 days. I promise you will not regret it.

Some things you might wanna think about giving up:

  • Soda
  • Sweets
  • Fast Food
  • Processed Foods
  • Switching to Whole Grain

There are plenty of options for what you might give up that matches your weaknesses in your eating habits. Just give that up, work on being active and you could be a couple pounds thinner after these 40 days.

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3 responses to “What did you give up for lent?

  1. I already gave up most food for my diet for the last year but I felt I needed to give up a little more since God has helped me stay strong enough to drop a giant pile of weight.

    Coffee.

    I just started drinking it in November but I went from none to a pot a day.

    SO I need to tone it down anyway since I am drinking too much.

    The last few days have been a little rough. I am even crankier and grumpier than normal.

    The Grumpy Man

  2. twhite17

    Hi. It never occured to me to give up something for lent as I am an atheist. But you’re right. My friend who is a body builder gave up meat, which is dumb if you ask me, but he did it (body builders need protein!). I think I’m going to give up simple carbs. I am a sucker for cookies, cakes and pies. I try not to eat them but when I food shop I get one thing of some kind of cake.

    That’s settled. Cake goes!

    You can join me in my weight loss journey. I am enjoying your blog. Take a look at mine, if you could.

    http://fatgirldrops220.wordpress.com/

    Thanks!
    Tiffany

    • its much easier to join the bandwagon. i am not religious but when everyone around me is turing down these foods for lent, its so much easier for me to stay on my diet just by saying i gave it up too.

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