Want to Give Up Something for Lent? Say No to These 5 Foods

With Lent beginning on March 5th, it’s almost impossible not to give up something for the next 40 days. But if you can’t stop binge-watching Scandal and refuse to give up your Gilt password, it might just be better to pass on certain snacks until Easter rolls around. Make it through Lent (and test out your willpower) by saying no to these five foods:

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Donuts

Why You Can Give Them Up: Unless they’re fresh, hot and straight out of the oven, we’re not interested. So unless you live above a Krispy Kreme, this indulgence is probably the easiest to avoid.

foods to give up for lent

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Muffins

Why You Can Give Them Up: Let’s face it: Even if they’re filled with good-for-you fruit (we see you, blueberry), there’s a good chance your morning muffin has enough butter to make even Paula Deen blush.

foods to give up for lent

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Ice Cream

Why You Can Give It Up: Technically it’s not even spring yet, so your craving for a summer treat isn’t all that justified. So even if you convince yourself that frozen yogurt and fruit is a healthier option, hold off for a few more months.

ChocolateChocolate

Why You Can Give It Up: The next 40 days may be miserable without your daily dose of Hershey’s; but just think of how good those Cadbury Eggs will taste once Easter rolls around.

foods to give up for lent

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Anything Visibly Covered In Sugar

Why You Can Give It Up: We hate to break it to you, but Peeps don’t have a place in your pantry for the next month and a half. The same goes for cake, cupcakes and every other type of candy imaginable.

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