Why I'll be ignoring Dr Kelso's 'pointless' Easter egg health warning and getting my choc on!

A doctor has voiced his concern about people enjoying a whole Easter egg - and I respectfully disagree
Are we supposed to feel bad for enjoying one whole Easter egg in one sitting?Are we supposed to feel bad for enjoying one whole Easter egg in one sitting?
Are we supposed to feel bad for enjoying one whole Easter egg in one sitting?

If I want an opinion from a doctor, I’ll try to make an appointment to get to see them. 

I don’t need to receive unsolicited advice from them, especially when it concerns chocolate.

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I love chocolate and I’m quite partial to this heavenly treat, especially those Hotel Chocolat Selector slabs (Billionaire’s Shortbread if you’re asking) that always seem to be on a deal.

When BBC reported that a doctor had issued an Easter egg health warning, for people to ‘try not to eat an entire Easter egg in one go’ I thought it was April Fool’s Day prank.

It wasn’t.

Dr Andrew Kelso, who is a senior doctor for the NHS in Suffolk and Essex, has said people should not "overdo it," and to “eggs in moderation and resist the urge to eat a whole egg in one go.”

Size matters

My smart mouth almost wants to ask Dr Kelso: “Depends on how large the egg is.”

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Those Cadbury Mini Eggs - can we talk about how packets seem to be smaller nowadays? - can be demolished in minutes.

If it’s a giant whopper of an egg, say Hotel Chocolat’s 1kg Ostrich Easter egg, then yes, I may run into problems and have to eat during the course of a few days.

I am looking at my Lindor milk chocolate egg, which appears to be the size of an average Easter egg and around 200g.

This really is not a gigantic amount of chocolate and I can comfortably eat this in one sitting.

That doesn’t necessarily make me a giant greedy goblin.

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Easter happens once a year, and dammit I will enjoy a full Easter egg without guilt, or regret.

I wouldn’t eat an Easter egg every day.

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Yes I do keep an eye on Easter egg sales, because who wouldn’t like a bite of a heavily reduced, formerly expensive egg? 

Trying to play good egg, bad egg, I do want to see Dr Kelso’s point of view.

He said people were unaware of how calorific Easter eggs are, citing “significant increases in cases of obesity, Type 2 diabetes and tooth decay” as reasons to refrain from eating a whole egg in one go.

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He added: "As well as Easter eggs, many of us will be meeting up with family and friends for social occasions which will see us eat more cakes and biscuits.

"Combined, it all adds up to a lot of extra sugar and calories, which doesn't do our bodies any good. Enjoy your sweet treats, but please don't overdo it."

Life is too short, can we just enjoy Easter break with good food, good times and a whole Easter egg?