Chocoholic Society : Is The Easter Egg Shortage Sign Of The Times?

We live in a society of excess, it’s sad but true that generally we buy too much in the supermarkets, consume too bigger portions, and will (more often than not) take a yard if given an inch (I’m not aiming this at everyone). Well new data suggests how members of the public were all too quick to capitalise on the ‘Easter’ window of opportunity to BINGE! The binge attitude is one that infuriates me, why go so over the top with alcohol, food and goodness knows what else? What happened to enjoying something, savouring it, and seeing it for what it is…why do we seem to be so against the good ol’ fashioned ‘treat’!?

Easter is a great day for celebration, it’s a time for roast dinners and the odd bit of chocolate. However, many of us may now struggle to find the odd chocolate egg because frankly…there are too many greedy guts around now! It’s not a major issue if people can’t get chocolate, let’s be real here, in fact it’d probably do many of us a favour, but the message here remains...we’d be buggered if ever we had to ration! People will buy to excess, demolish several Easter eggs and no doubt save them for weeks on end for another fix further down the line. Is there anything wrong with enjoying an egg over Easter, of course not, is there anything wrong with even enjoying 2 eggs over Easter, not at all. The problem I have (and it’s just my opinion) is that the sell out of these eggs somewhat personifies the greedy nature of many human beings in today’s society.

Don’t get me wrong, Easter is a happy time so by no means do I mean to represent the scrooge of Easter. I recognise that there are some extremely generous people out there, kind natured, thoughtful and selfless. I am the first to thank people for their kindness, I just find it hard to remove the images of this minority (if it even is a minority) ramming copious amounts of chocolate down their gullets for no other reason than ‘it’s Easter’, ‘it’s a treat’, and because well…they can.

I will now dismount from my high horse, reflect on what Easter represents (from a personal perspective) and continue to enjoy the bank holiday weekend. If you’re having an Easter egg with the family then please do enjoy, I’ll be here scrambling my hens eggs and promise not to steal a bit of my girlfriends Milk Button egg after…

Happy Easter (and that includes you greedy so n so’s too) ;)

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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