Have you given anything up for lent this year?
If you have, surely it must be doing you some good.
Not eating chocolate or staying away from the crisps has got to have its benefits....
It turns out however this may not be the case.
Giving your favorite treats up for lent may cause you to go on a mad binge as soon as you start having them again.
Instead, use these 4 simple ways throughout lent and make sure your making an improvement to your health.
P.S. you can still eat chocolate
Everyone enjoys an ice cold can of fizzy pop on a hot summers day, a hot brew on a cold morning or fruit juice our breakfast.
Yet how do these drinks affect us when we are watching what we eat? So, while we are eating healthy, home-made meals we may not notice that we are drinking our way through the same number of calories as a bar of chocolate or big bag of crisps.
It is easy to have a drink with our meal but do we notice that this is adding extra calories to our diets and we don't compensate for it like we would if we ate more food.