Bye Bye Junk Food. Giving Up All Junk Food For Lent

As people that follow me on Twitter will know. I have given up junk food for lent. Yes junk food – not just chocolate, or sweets, or crisps or takeaways, the entire lot. I can’t remember a year when I haven’t given something up for lent. Whether it be biting my nails in Primary School or I actually gave up Facebook one year in Secondary School. This year I thought I’d give myself a challenge. And a challenge it is. I’m only 3 days into it and I’m craving sugar like crazy but I’m sure those cravings will go after a week or so.

Giving Up Junk Food For Lent

I went shopping with my Grandma and Sam yesterday to stock up on healthy food and snacks. Which will hopefully satisfy my junk food cravings and keep me full throughout the day. This shop made me realise that it’s really not expensive to eat healthy like everyone moans and moans about. All of this came to ¬£15 including some new Dry Shampoo and Vaseline.

Giving Up Junk Food For Lent

I picked up some Special K and Granola for breakfasts over the next month. And bought some blueberries too to have with them. I also stocked up on my Green/Fruit tea. Although I drink a lot of this anyway, this and water will be all I’m drinking for the next 37 days. I thought I better buy a selection.

Giving Up Junk Food For Lent

The majority of the shop consisted of fruit to have as snacks throughout the day. Although more than 2 a day isn’t great for you due to the sugars in fruit so I’m going to stick to this amount. I went for blueberries, apples, pears, bananas and red and green grapes and will be eating these with my lunch instead of that dreaded bag of crisps.

Giving Up Junk Food For Lent
Giving Up Junk Food For Lent

This is a tricky one, are cereal bars junk food or not? I know they’ve got excess sugars but they can’t be “bad” for you. I bought Jordan’s cranberry and apples ones and I absolutely love their cereal bars.

Giving Up Junk Food For Lent

After shopping we went for a meal at my Grandma’s local Fayre and Square pub. I thought it would be quite difficult to eat out during lent as some places don’t have much of a choice other than fish/burger/sausage and chips or curries but there was so much on the menu. I went for this vegetarian cottage pie which consisted of lentils, black beans and carrots with a mashed cauliflower and potato topping. It was served with peas and I swapped the chips for salad. I’ll definitely be returning here to try some other meals from their vast menu.

What have you given up for lent?

 Until next time,
Ami Rose Blog Bristol Blogger Signature
Be sure to follow me on social media to keep up to date with my latest posts!
You can find all of my social media links in the sidebar. I am @AmiRoseBlog on everything.


  1. The Color Palette
    20th February 2015 / 4:13 pm

    I hear once : summer bodies are made in the winter!
    ps. other two lovely bloggers and I are hosting a pinterest party, come and link up with us, is very easy and fun

    • Ami Rose
      24th February 2015 / 11:34 pm

      This is why I'm making so much effort now, really for when I have to get my belly out in the summer aha! Oh great I'll have a look.

      Ami xxx

  2. Fii Cridland
    20th February 2015 / 9:23 pm

    I gave up refined sugar at the end of last year and the sugar cravings were intense! I found that fruit flavoured green tea (cranberry/peach/etc) really helped the cravings, because it tricked my body into thinking we were having something sweet. Plus drinking more fluid is also good!
    (I've given up negativity for lent… so far… it's been… good?)

    • Ami Rose
      24th February 2015 / 11:36 pm

      I've been satisfying my cravings with fruit, mainly apples! I've been drinking Green Tea with lemon this week too. Giving up negativity is a fabulous idea! Let me know how you get on.

      Ami xxx

  3. Sam Smethurst
    21st February 2015 / 7:58 pm

    This is a brave move, I never manage to stay with lent! I love fruit teas, and plenty of tea can help you feel more full.

    Sammy xo

    • Ami Rose
      24th February 2015 / 11:37 pm

      There's not been a year when I haven't stuck to it. I think that's why I challenge myself so much! 7 days down, 33 to go!

      Ami xxx

  4. 2nd March 2015 / 8:34 pm

    Ah well done to you! I never succeed with giving up any kind of food for lent! I'm going to try something else this year, hopefully more positive thoughts.
    Heather x

  5. 5th March 2015 / 11:01 am

    I'm over two weeks into it now and feeling so much better for it. Hoping you 'positive thought' have been going well.

    Ami xxx

  6. 14th February 2018 / 9:58 am

    Good luck! I hope it all goes really well for you. I think the first week is the hardest and then it gets so much easier. I did this three years ago and ended up continuing it because I lost so much weight from it. Apart from the occasional pizza every few months I am now healthy food obsessed. I love your choice of teas, I really want to try the pomegranate one. x

    • Ami
      15th February 2018 / 10:52 am

      Thank you lovely! This was actually a couple of years ago now and it went well! This year I’ve given up Refined Sugar which I’m sure will be far more difficult. It’s so good that this stuck with you and you’ve been feeling much better for it.

      Ami xxx