My Solution: Eat half a muffin to halve the guilt.
This may seem like a reasonable solution. If one muffin is 350kcal (don't be shocked, this is average muffin territory) half a muffin is only 175kcal. And if it's blueberry muffin it's one of my five a day; if it's chocolate it's one of my three dairy servings.
But while you have a reasonable calorie solution you have a rather big issue leftover; you're eating half a sodding muffin.
What do you do with the other half if you're eating out? It seems a shame to leave it but crazy to tuck it in your handbag (crumb issues). The only way around this is to always eat muffins with a friend. You look cool and modern. Two skinny lattes and a muffin to share. Yeah, we're hip girls going to a cocktail bar later. We don't want to look too full.
But how many friends want to split a muffin? Not as many as you would think. If you buy a muffin and they refuse your offering of a half you're still left with half a muffin (see problem above) and it's worse because there's someone there to question your irrational behaviour. Because, let's just admit it, it's pretty weird to leave half a muffin.
|I love you muffin, we can never part. That is why we must|
never meet. To avoid the pain!