I've been wanting to get this one off my chest for a long time.
I think people have been misusing the Lenten season.
Lent is not the time for you to diet. It's time to remove distractors and refocus on your relationship with God. Can alcohol be something that is taking away from your relationship with God? Sure. McDonald's french fries? Ehhh, I dunno. Not to say that food is not a distractor in your life, but using God as an excuse to cut out chocolate...only to pick it back up 40 days later...what you really learn from that?
Now, there are Lenten fasts in which you could partake.
Go look em up.
Ok...now I'm done.