10 Unhealthy Food items to Give Up For Lent, and the Energy You may Conserve
After all the gluttonous Mardi Gras celebrations today, Lent, the Catholic season of penance, will start tomorrow. Many Catholics give up a vice during this 40-day period, and even if you don’t do it for religious reasons you may find that giving something up for Lent is a good way to start a healthy habit or lose weight.
To see just how effective avoiding an unhealthy food for 40 days can be, we’ve rounded up 10 popular foods that many people choose to give up for Lent, along with the total calories you’ll save if you avoid them. Read on for the 10 foods and the calorie counts, based on typical eating habits.