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:
- 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.