Lent - whether you’re religious or not – is a great excuse for a self imposed detox. Forty days and forty nights of abstinence, that purges our bodies before the Easter egg gorge (a well-deserved reward after all that good work).
Since our school days, we’ve given up one of three things: chocolate, sweets and (in later years) swearing. But these days our objects-of-denial are less traditional.
A new survey which asked 1000 people what they were giving up this year shows though Mars Bars are still our biggest vice, with 43% of people giving chocolate up, the top 10 has a 20th century twist.
1. Chocolate - 43%
2. Sex – 36%
3. Cigarettes – 34%
4. Caffeine – 29%
5. Social networking – 20%
6. Alcohol - 20%
7. Fake tan – 16%
8. Texting – 12%
9. Sugar – 10%
10. Swearing – 6%
We reckon giving up sex is a little bit cheeky as you’re effectively dictating what someone else gives up? If your other half is giving up sex for Lent don’t fret, as according to this survey only a fifth will go the distance and a tenth will cave after less then seven days.
So, Facebook, fake tan or [insert own vice here], what would be your biggest sacrifice? We want to know what you couldn’t go 40 days without…
Survey carried out by www.preloved.co.uk
By Amy Molloy