For instance, I went through a phase where I was addicted to the mint chocolate chip milkshakes at Chick-fil-A. I had no idea how many calories were in that little bit of heaven. I would crave them, and satisfy that craving a few times a week. They were so accessible with a drive-thru window! I was devastated when they stopped serving the mint chip flavor. Sure, I had seen the balloons and signs advertising the flavor as a limited time only thing...but it had been months. And I was hooked. I tried the cookies and cream flavor, but it was a sorry substitute. I went through a withdrawal of sorts, and got off the milkshake band wagon.
Yesterday, DH and I made a pit stop in Chick-fil-A for lunch...for the first time in a long time. They now have balloons up advertising a new milkshake flavor, for a limited time only. Peppermint chocolate chip. Good lord, that sounds divine. I was so tempted. DH was telling me to order it. I resisted. I wasn't going to let them get me hooked on a limited time only flavor again, only to have them discontinue selling it. But it was tough. As I started to waiver, I grabbed one of their nutritional information brochures. I nearly fell over. One peppermint chocolate chip milkshake has 850 calories!!! No wonder I gained 10 pounds last summer during the mint chip addiction! I had no idea it could be that bad. Like I said, calories are a totally new concept to me and 850 is enough to keep me away from that milkshake....at least for a little while. :)