POPSUGAR FitnessSource: 10 Unhealthy Foods to Give Up For Lent, and the Calories You'll Save
After next week's gluttonous Mardi Gras celebrations, Lent, the Catholic season of penance, will start. 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.
Soda: Soda is the source of hundreds of unneeded calories, so now's the time to make the switch to water. Forgoing a soda a day for 40 days will save you 124-189 calories a day.
Total amount: 40 sodas
Total calories saved: 4,960-7,560 calories
- French Fries: They're salty,