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Will you be giving up sweet treats in March?

The British Heart Foundation has issued a challenge to the nation to give up sweet treats in March

The Dechox Challenge asks people to give up chocolate for the month of March to help raise money for life saving research and this year, the British Heart Foundation is asking participants to give up chocolate, sweets and fizzy drinks as part of Dechox+.

A survey conducted as part of the BHF’s Dechox Challenge campaign suggests that biscuits are the favourite sugary snacks of Britons. But whilst the treats were ranked number one (42%), chocolate (41%) was nipping closely at their heels.

Staying inside more was cited by over a quarter of people (28%) as a reason for reaching for snacking and that the majority are most likely to reach for snacks between 8pm and 9pm.

Emma Day, head of Dechox at the BHF, said: “It’s clear that the UK’s partiality to a sugary snack is at an all-time high so what better way to challenge yourself than to take on Dechox?”

“With the BHF in the midst of its biggest financial crisis in its 60-year history, we need fundraisers to take on sponsored challenges like Dechox to help us continue to fund life saving research into the world’s biggest killers, heart and circulatory diseases.

“This is a fun and personal challenge that will help us on our mission to beat heartbreak forever.”

Click here to sign up for the BHF’s Dechox challenge to go choc-free this March.

Will you help the BHF’s work by giving up sweet treats in March? Or do you feel you eat a healthy balanced diet anyway?

Will you be giving up sweet treats in March?

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jeaniembe
19th Mar 2021
0
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Sorry BHS, I saw this too late. I would have given up chocolate if I'd known . Honestly
Supersabre
2nd Mar 2021
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No, there are precious few treats around at the moment. I wonder some jobsworth hasn't made a regulation about it. Save teeth, two sweets a. week! Sounds about right.
sparrer
19th Feb 2021
1
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Not too difficult for me as I seldom eat sweet foods.
Irene88
19th Feb 2021
0
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Frengee
19th Feb 2021
0
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No, I'll continue having my Friday chocolates - once I've finished my Valentine's chocs, that is. And I don't intend to wait a year before having pancakes again, had forgotten how good they taste served just with cinnamon sugar and a squeeze of lemon.
Llynfi
19th Feb 2021
0
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I love handmade so family buy. Just getting to the end of Christmas treats & a break will do me good, ready for Easter!
SueC62
19th Feb 2021
1
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I rarely buy blocks of chocolate, although I love the occasional chocolate mousse or cheesecake for dessert, so I'm not going to deny myself some when I feel like it. I have been thinking of treating myself to an Easter Egg this year, as I've not had chocolate since Christmas.
MrsPat
18th Feb 2021
1
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No chocs now it's Lent.
Jazzmensa
17th Feb 2021
2
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Sugar is best avoided at all times
mrscomfyman
15th Feb 2021
2
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Sorry but I can't live without chocolate. It's one of the few things getting me through lockdown. I donate regularly to the BHF anyway.
Kes
15th Feb 2021
4
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I never ever have fizzy drinks, except for tonic in my Gin and I treat myself to some chocolate now and again. Nothing to give up really, so my answer is No.
Bald123
15th Feb 2021
3
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I am fat enough already so no more for me.
Wilf
15th Feb 2021
4
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We have a choc biscuit or some type of choc every day-Doctors say choc is good for you.
HappyHippie
14th Feb 2021
4
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see we are all in agreement then... with things as they are we need something to cheer us up
ecarg
13th Feb 2021
4
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