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March 23rd, 2014

LOUIS — DAY 19: Midnight Snacking

Saying "No" to Snacks, Soda, and Sweets this Lent


7918597228_5a899ab261_oAs another week of Lent rolls by, surprisingly I’ m still discovering new perils and pitfalls along my Lenten journey. One such danger that’s been lurking in the background and particularly plaguing me is the dreaded midnight snack.

Now I don’t know how you operate, but I am without a doubt a night owl. I always have been, from the time I’m little, and despite trying to change my habits from time to time, I always end up reverting to a stay-up-late sort of schedule. Unfortunately for both my Lenten sacrifice and my eating habits in general, my late nights tend to be accompanied by a desire to add an extra trip to the kitchen to my day. Whether it’s for something smallish like some cookies or crackers (saltines with peanut butter will never cease to satisfy) or a bit more, shall we say elaborate, solution to my hunger, there’s usually something that I end up craving between dinner and bedtime.

Thankfully, though, I’ve managed to keep myself at bay thus far. That’s not to say I’ve been 100% slip-up free this Lent (more on that later in the week, I promise), but at the very least I’ve done a solid job fighting off the temptation of the midnight snack. I may even end up banishing it altogether (or at the very least, getting better at curbing my appetite!)

Has your Lenten sacrifice helped you to face any bad habits you have? Do you plan on using this year’s sacrifice as a springboard to better habits? How so? Let us know in the comments!

The Author : Louis Sullivan
Louis graduated from Fordham University, where he majored in English and theology and is now pursuing an MBA in Marketing at Saint Peter's University. He is an avid comic book and movie fan, and is the publisher of the Batman website From the Batcave, as well as co-publisher of NYCityGuys.
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