I don’t observe lent in any sort of religious way, nor have I ever “given up” anything during this time of year. Last year I did 5 months of no alcohol just to see if I could. I did, and now I just drink occasionally. It wasn’t that hard. I also gave up meat 16 years ago and haven’t had any issues with that either.
So why can’t I ever at least cut down on sweets? Maybe having them in moderation is my problem. Once I have one I can’t stop. I have to eat ice cream before bed and I have cookies at work when I have a “bad” day.
So for the next 40 days I am going to try to cut out all candy and sweets. I define sweets as cookies, ice cream, pastries…I suppose healthier items like avocado brownies and Wink Frozen Dessert aren’t really sweets since they aren’t made with sugar.
Let’s see how long I can last.
Laptop Lunches is working hard at putting together a month’s worth of healthy lunch ideas all around 500 calories. Hopefully you will be inspired to create your own healthy lunches for your New Years resolution or weight loss goals.
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