How many times have you ordered a coffee and been asked if you want a larger one, or whether you’re interested in a pastry? Or bought a sandwich at lunchtime and been given a friendly nod towards the meal deal? And what about when you buy a newspaper or magazine and the person on the till asks if you’d like a slab of chocolate bigger than your head for just a few extra pence? Tempting, isn’t it?
It’s easy to say ‘no thanks’, and it’s a great feeling to say ‘yes please’ to being healthier and more in control of what you’re eating. If you feel like having some crisps, buy a normal bag instead of the grab bag which is double the size, and double the calories. Desperate for a latte? A small or medium one is just as satisfying as the giant version. And that brownie? That’s 346 calories. Do you really need it?
Weight you could gain over a year by upsizing from a medium to a large latte with a chocolate brownie once a week