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I’m Taking Part in Dechox March

I’m a chocoholic, I admit it. I have chocolate, in some form, every single day. Whether it’s a hot chocolate, a chocolate digestive, or even a family-sized Galaxy Bar, I love it all. I’ve tried in the past to reduce the amount I eat, because I know just how bad it is for me, but it’s my go-to comfort food. So, that’s why I’m taking part in Dechox March, in an attempt to give up chocolate once and for all (well, for at least a month anyway!)

So, what exactly is Dechox March?

It’s a sponsored challenge to give up chocolate for a whole month, in an attempt to raise money for the British Heart Foundation, in aid of life saving heart research. This is a cause that means a lot to me, as my Dad suffered from a heart attack a few years ago and there is history of high blood pressure in my family.

You may be surprised to know that cardiovascular (heart and circulatory) disease causes more than 25% of all deaths in the UK, a huge number. And yet, The British Heart Foundation is a charity that we don’t often see being advertised, or see fundraising for. This is something that needs to change – with research, we could prevent thousands of deaths each year, preventing these shocking statistics from rising:

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For some of you, giving up chocolate might not seem like much of a challenge but I can assure you that it’s going to be incredibly difficult for me. As well as giving up chocolate, I’m going to try my very best to give up sugary sweets too – for the ultimate Dechox!

So, if you want to support me you can do so by clicking the link below. Even if it’s just a £1 donation, it’s going to a great charity so it really is worth it.

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Today is day 1, and I’ll be keeping you updated as the month goes on. For now, it would be great if you could leave some tips or advice down below to keep me motivated!

Speak soon, and wish me luck!

Don’t forget to follow, with a new post every day at 6pm during the week, and 12pm on a weekend!

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6 thoughts on “I’m Taking Part in Dechox March

  1. It’s a cause close to my heart because I lost my Dad 17 years ago to heart disease. My top tip for giving up sweets and chocolates is to clean my teeth straight away after dinner or when I start to crave something sweet. Somehow it makes me not want to eat anything else 🙂

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    1. Oh no, that’s so sad! It was a huge shock to me when my Dad had a heart attack, and now I’m always worrying that something will happen to him, so I can’t imagine what that must have been like for you. That’s a great tip, I’ll have to give it a go!

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