After enjoying my beef chilli for dinner last night, I was very much looking forward to having some leftovers for today’s lunch, topped with a Healthy Extra portion of 30g Cheddar cheese.
This morning, I cut a bit off the block of cheese and weighed it. It was very slightly over 30g, and so I cut it down again, to get it to the right weight. Going on habit, my hand was nearly to my mouth for me to actually eat the bit I’d just chopped off, before I realised what I was doing! I was happy that I’d caught myself, and Maisie (spaniel) was happy that she got an extra bit of cheese!
It just reminded me, though, of the importance of weighing and measuring Healthy Extras, to protect weight loss. It’s often the first thing that slips – a little nibble of cheese here, an extra splash of milk there, or a slightly larger piece of bread… It’s so easily done, and if you add up those extra Syns over the course of a week they could make a massive difference!