Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Breaking up with Nutella


Nutella!


I flipping LOVE the stuff! Seriously! Tell me I had to choose between my Husband or Nutella and I'd have to give it some careful consideration.... So imagine how delighted I was to find out that a teaspoon of my beloved nutty chocolatey gooey treat was only 1 Weight Watchers Pro Point?!

Ecstatic!

I believed that an odd teaspoon of chocolate spread of an evening would be a nice treat for me. Just 1 teaspoon. Just 1 point. I didn't need to spread it all over bread - where I would use much more than 1 point of spread and around 5 points for the bread - because I just wanted "a TASTE of chocolate to take the edge of dieting".

Only...... after a day or two it wasn't just one spoon full. It was 3 or 4. And it stopped being just once an evening, it was a few times a day. I'd find any excuse to go and have some chocolate; the kids wound me up, Hubby was annoying me, I stubbed my toe... Before I knew it I was eating my way through a 750g jar of Nutella EVERY WEEK!

But that's ok, right? It's only 1 pp per spoon.

Yeah. And 111 pp per jar.

That made me stop dead in my tracks.

111 pro points a week that I didn't need to be eating. I was recording them all, but spread over 7 - 10 days it didn't seem like much. But I don't NEED to eat a whole jar of chocolate spread every week. Unless I happen to have a jar in the house, because then I DO I DO I DO need to eat ALL OF IT!

I have stopped buying it. And I am very sad about that.

Now, obviously  I know that chocolate spread it not actually physically addictive. I am certainly not criticising Ferrero for making the amazing stuff. But I have clearly got myself hooked on it mentally (let's blame baby blues, the change in the season, boredom from not being at work) . So for now at least I am not allowing the stuff through the door. I am simply not the kind of girl who has the self control or will power to not eat it if it is there.

I shall, in the future when my mind is more stable (ahem) buy it again. A small jar. On special occasions! And then I shall sit alone, just me, my jar, and a spoon!

I LOVE YOU NUTELLA! I'm sorry. It's not you..... It's me! I'm just cannot live with you right now! We need..... a break!

(MMmm..... Cadbury's Options hot chocolate is just 1 pp per cup....... )



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