I’ve just enjoyed my last takeaway pizza for a month, including leftovers for lunch today:
I’ve signed up for FebFast, where participants are encouraged to refrain from something for the month of February.
They’ve got a few variations on it:
FebFast Smoking — no point in this, as I don’t smoke.
FebFast Social Media — Noooooooooooo.
FebFast Alcohol — I barely drink, so there’d be no challenge here.
FebFast Sugar — not convinced sugar intake is a problem for me, but I think it’d be difficult to do properly.
FebFast Junk Food — that’s the one for me!
Here’s an info-graphic on the benefits of staying off junk food:
They’re ultimately leaving it up to the individual to decide what’s in and what’s out, though they do have some guidelines.
For me, I’ll be aiming to avoid: chips (both hot and crisps), chocolates (apparently “raw dark chocolate” is okay?), biscuits (a difficult ask in the office), milk shakes. Cakes? I’ll decline anything except a small slice for any birthday celebrations.
I’ll lay off soft drinks, but reserve the right to glug down a Coke if I need to, as I use them to fight off headaches occasionally. But I’ll try and avoid it.
I’ll avoid ice cream, but with one exception: I’m hoping to have one last Dairy Bell cone before they close in late February. I have fond memories of them from when I was a kid living near their Elsternwick shop — it’s a shame they’re going.
Non home-made pizza, burgers, and most other packaged/processed foods are also on the No Go list. I suspect I should also avoid muesli bars… they’re really just a glorified biscuit, aren’t they?
What else should I avoid?
I love my snacks between meals, so I’ll stick to fruit and nuts and other fresh stuff. Maybe I should pack some carrot sticks for morning tea?
So, who wants to sponsor me? Donations are tax deductible for Australians, and go towards supporting youth drug and alcohol addiction services.