I’m Giving Up Chocolate For A Month, And Here’s Why

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GUYS. I’m sorry about the cringy click-baity headline but it’s what I want to talk about today and it’s for a good cause so if I enticed you with that tantalising cliff hanger of a blog post title, then it’s justified I swear.

So let’s get to it…

For the whole of March I will be giving up chocolate. No bars, no hot chocs, no cookies…and no Easter eggs. I’VE MADE A HUGE MISTAKE.

But it’s for The British Heart Foundation’s Dechox campaign, where they are inviting people to give up chocolate for the whole of March and raise some money for life-saving heart research.

In all honesty, I initially planned on stopping eating chocolate for the month for my own sake. I know, selfish right? My health has gone downhill again with regular indulgences (most of which involve chocolate), and so when I saw an advert on Facebook inviting me to give chocolate the finger, it made sense to challenge myself to it, and the whole charitable bit got tagged on to spur me on. After all, if I promise not to eat chocolate and someone donates to a good cause to encourage me, then it’s a win win.

I’ve already started getting some donations in already which is great – but if you would like to donate whatever you can, I would be really appreciative! I’d also really love some tips and advice on how the hell I’m going to curb those daily choccy cravings I am inevitably going to have next month!

If you would like to donate, visit my Just Giving page. If you also want to join team #Dechox then you can find out how to sign up here.

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  1. Jennifer

    I’ve seen a few adverts for this and I think it’s a brilliant idea. I’m thinking about doing it, but as I’m already raising money for another charity by running a half marathon, I didn’t feel like I could ask people to sponsor me to give up chocolate as well! I might still do it though and just donate some money to the BHF myself… although for me a month without chocolate will be way harder than running a half marathon! Good luck with it yourself 🙂
    Jennifer x
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      Cat Fyson

      Oooh, good luck with your half marathon…I can really respect that as I wouldn’t be able to do it! I think giving up the chocolate is easier than running, but we shall see 😉 x

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  2. Shiona

    I once gave up chocolate for a month and that month became three years – I’m back on the cocoa bandwagon now but it was so tough sometimes to resist!

    It’s brilliant that you’re doing this for such a great cause – hopefully your willpower is stronger than mine! All the best xx

    Shiona

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      Cat Fyson

      Wow, well done! 3 years without choc is definitely great willpower! It just draws you back in though, doesn’t it? Thank you for the encouragement, I have been off the choc already a few days and am slowly (currently) getting over my need for it! x

  3. Katie

    Oh, good luck!! I’d love to do this (i eat too much of it) but honestly I’m not sure I’m strong enough haha. Weirdly close to the commenter above though, I actually gave up cookies for lent one year in high school and then didn’t eat them for three years. Strangely similar haha!

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      Cat Fyson

      Thank you, I’m definitely going to need it! I’ll be interested to see how quickly I go back to chocolate after a month of it it…maybe it’ll be 3 years too! 😉 x

  4. Hannah

    Ooh well done! I haven’t had any since the end of December. My plan was one month buy I’m still going 🙂

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      Cat Fyson

      Thanks hun – well done! I think I won’t go beyond the month in entirely giving it up, but will definitely be massively cutting back now I know I can! x

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