My time as a Weight Watchers Blogger Ambassador has come to an end, though it does not mean that I am going to end the diet! Not when it is going so well and that damn 2 stone milestone is winking at me!
For the final task Weight Watchers asked us to showcase ideas on healthy treats to keep you going over the Easter holidays. Do you know what I say? If you want to eat chocolate then do so! Why? I shall tell you why…!
If you do not afford yourself a treat then you will resent the diet and sit down and eat ALL the Easter eggs in your house and more. My dear beloved Gran used to tell me ‘a little bit of what you like every now and then won’t do you any harm’; wise words from a wise woman! Sure, have a bite or two, but does it really mean you have to sit down and scoff the whole egg? Absolutely not! Everything in moderation.
If you know you will be indulging in chocolate over the Easter period, then go into ‘damage limitation mode’ – go without something else so you can have a treat! If you drink several, sugar laden cups of tea during the day, try going without that extra cup or even cut down on your sugar. You could even step up the exercise regime to compensate.
There are ways and means and we are all aware that Easter is the only time of year where it is totally acceptable to scoff your own body weight in chocolate and no-one will think you are a piggy!
With Liv not here this last week it has been very easy for me to stay away from the treat cupboard, though I have been treating myself more with my main meals instead. A wonderful lunch meeting with a friend earlier last week resulted in a mouth-watering Hot Aged Angus Rump Beef, on warmed oven bottom muffin with caramelised onions and mustard mayonnaise, with salad garnish… possibly a bowl of real chips cooked in dripping materialised on the table also. As highly calorific as it sounds I have actually maintained my Weight Watchers loss so far! It can seriously be done!! You can treat yourself so long as you realise that something else has to give!
So don’t fret if you have slightly overindulged over Easter; it’s a once a year treat and there are another 51 weeks of the year that you can be stricter with your diet!