Apparently, today is World Nutella Day 2010. Not that this is a real holiday, but I guess any woman who participates in forums or social networks cannot keep her mind off the fact that some expat chicks decided that Nutella was something that needed official celebrations at least once a year. I have no problems with that… or rather, normally, I wouldn’t have any problem with it. Except that I am on a diet this year, and as everybody knows, Nutella is generally not on diet plans.
Inconceivable and unacceptable, but true. In the end, Nutella is widely acknowledged as the best anti-stress tool ever… (I was tempted to write “universally”…) and you tell me if there is a more stressful time in life than when you have to be on a diet! It makes no sense!
Basically, if you are on a diet, you can pretty much forget about World Nutella Day and go back to your sad veggies. But, all Nutella lovers know that it’s not that easy to get over the thought of that delicious, creamy spoonful of dark, creamy chocolate.
For some reason, Nutella is addictive. I cannot keep a jar of Nutella in my house, or I’ll finish it. Well maybe not if I had a jar the size of Nanni Moretti’s consolatory “barattolone”… A cult favourite in Italy!
Nutella has been my best friend on numerous occasions: after break-ups, before exams and presentations, and not long ago, after my nose surgery, it was the only food I could actually taste. The tricks of fate… maybe it was psychological, but, oh God, it was good!!! And I was sick, so I felt completely entitled to as much Nutella as I wanted! Hence the present diet… As we say in Italian, “goie e dolori“, joys and sorrows.
I won’t be celebrating in style today, but I can still dream of it! And my dream is a Nutella Day on my Diet Plan, something that goes like this:
Breakfast: 30gr of bread + a tablespoon of Nutella (approx. 150 calories), 1 cappuccino with no sugar (approx. 80 calories)
Morning snack: Croissant with Nutella (approx. 259 calories)
Lunch: 100 gr. meat with 200 gr. vegetables (approx. 150 calories), 10 gr. of olive oil (approx. 90 calories), 1 green apple with Nutella dip (approx. 300 calories), 1 coffee no sugar
Afternoon snack: Crepe with Nutella (approx. 360 calories)
Dinner: 100 gr of meat with 200 gr of vegetables (approx.150 calories), 10 gr. of olive oil (approx. 90 calories), 5 tablespoons of nutella in front of the tv.(approx. 220 calories)
Total of 1849 calories. 450 calories more than I should have. Not that bad… maybe if I go for a long walk… but then I would have to bring my Nutella energy jar with me and that would thwart all my efforts…
No Nutella Day celebrations for me this year, but I’d like to thank Sara Rosso, Shelley and Michelle Fabio for providing me with this opportunity to dream about a Nutella diet plan! I might in fact perfect it and try it out!