DILEMMA: An office birthday party/event
The Devil says: "Yay! Cake from your favourite bakery!"
The Angel says: "Yesterday was someone else's birthday, tomorrow's a baby shower and next week we will celebrate when the copy machine gets fixed. There's always going to be a reason to chow down on cake. Join the party, but stand by the veggie platter or chat with pals instead of gobbling the goodies. Your pride in passing up temptation will more than make up for the momentary thrill of indulging."
The Voice of Reason says: "This cake is your favourite and you don't eat it very often. Why don't you just have a small piece and skip sweets for the rest of the day?"
The solution: Deciding to spend your daily treat calories on something you love makes sense. Before you splurge, have a quick dialogue with yourself, asking if it's worth giving up other indulgences for. If the answer is a resounding yes, go ahead and enjoy without any guilt.
“Birthdays are nature's way of telling us to eat more cake.” -Anon