Don’t consume any kind of chocolate for one week. #ChocolateJallenge
What’s In It For You:
A healthier and more environmentally friendly lifestyle.
Why To Avoid Chocolate
I’m not gonna Lion to you here, writing this is extremely difficult for M&Me. It’s not for nothing that some of my friends call me the choco bear.
I don’t drink coffee, because there’s a better bunch of beans, I don’t need Gatorade, since there’s hot chocolate fueling my body, and I have encountered very few issues in my life so far that couldn’t be fixed almost instantly with a choco bar for the choco bear. Rumors go my blood is brown. I don’t just love chocolate, I am a chocaholic.
However, the Twix to the story is that chocolate is not a sustainable product, and in most cases it is extremely unhealthy for you. If you check the ingredients of a chocolate bar, ‘sugar’ most likely leads the list, and that’s never a good sign (unless you’re buying sugar, in which case it is probably acceptable).
As for sustainability, by now we already consume more chocolate than current cocoa farms can produce. This results in massive deforestation from farmers trying to meet the demand. And no, that’s not the farmers’ fault.
Also, I can’t see how all the chocolate wrappers benefit the planet. (But who needs Earth if we can eat Mars, right?)
Cutting down on chocolate consumption certainly doesn’t hurt anybody, as generally with consumption the rule ‘less is more’ holds true. And not using single use plastic helps our planet BIG time.
How To Avoid Chocolate
To be honest, I haven’t found a feasible anti-choco-hack yet. The only thing that does the trick is your own willpower, and the knowledge you only have to resist for one single week.
One trick that has helped is cutting out the chocolate during a period where your favorite fruits ripe fresh on the fields, so you can sub the Snickers with snacking Strawberries. (Yeah, terrific idea, I hear you. Wanna call me the Berry Bear? Haha. Feel free…)
Make sure to agree on a penalty when challenging your friends here, since otherwise you’ll always find a Milky Way out of this Jallenge.
Challenge as many persons as you like simultaneously – if you agree on a fun night out after completion of the Jallenge with 10 persons, with the loser paying the bill, you’ll certainly think thrice before ramming the next Rocher into your pharynx.
Remember to spread the tag #ChocolateJallenge to inspire and motivate others to follow your lead.
Start The Chocolate Jallenge Today!
If not you, who? If not now, when?
Challenge yourself. Change the world.
Remarks / Comments / Annotations
Yes, I know, chocolate apparently produces endorphins, which make us happy. However, endorphins can be produced in other ways as well. Have more sex, for example. Spend more time with your family. Or start the day by screaming with laughter. The planet says ‘Merci’.