Bingeing on Easter eggs is really no yolk
Easter time. A time we think of a few things like holidays, Lent, and at the top of that list – Easter eggs.
I have given up chocolate for Lent, and have to say I have surprised myself at how well I have coped.
The good point is staying off the chocolate does help me in maintaining my weight loss, and on the Weight Watchers SmartPoints plan, it means that when Lent is over, I am able to enjoy it again, as part of my plan.
But if I’m not careful, then scoffing away at the end of the six weeks, could undo all the hard work I have put in.
Easter eggs look so small, and inviting, but there is loads of sugar and too much of a good thing sadly is not good if you are keeping an eye on the waistline.
On the SmartPoints plan, you have a daily allowance to use as you wish, and eat anything you fancy, as no food is off limits on this plan.
You also get a weekly allowance to use again as you wish, so if I really want, I can still have that magical Easter egg.
My daily allowance is 30 SmartPoints, and to put eggs into context, a Cadbury’s Wispa egg plus three Wispas at 296g comes in at a whopping 73sp.
And if you fancy more than one egg, then two Cadbury’s mini eggs Easter eggs, 130g each egg is a whopping 70sp.
So, do you really want to eat all those eggs?
Yes, some of you will you enjoy them and I always advise members to have what they enjoy, but in moderation. If you want to enjoy Easter with the family, then just remember there are other things you can do to enjoy and celebrate.
Go out for a meal with the family. This will last longer than an egg. A lot of meals, using the WW Eat Out guide, or the fab App, can give you an accurate SmartPoint value for that meal in your chosen restaurant.
Buy some lovely fresh flowers instead, or for the kids, what about a new Easter T-shirt instead of that extra egg?
So, here is a fun way to keep your Weight Watchers plan on track over the Easter holidays...
E - Eat sensibly throughout the week.
A - Activity can earn you extra
Stay in control Michelle says it is important to eat Easter eggs in moderation if you want to keep your weight off SmartPoints.
S - Save your weekly allowance for those social occasions.
T - Track everything you eat and drink on a daily basis. E - Enjoy a little of what you fancy. R - Resist temptation if it’s going to take you over budget.
E - E-source can support you between meetings.
G - Get your portion control correct to the SmartPoints food values.
G - Get out and about the next two weekends.
S - Smile and shout“hooray”when you step on the scales.