Yesterday was Mother's Day here in North America and my oldest daughter made me a lovely cake for the occasion. It was a scratch cake flavored with strawberry puree and it was delicious! I had a piece and saved a piece and sent the rest home with my visitors. I think I may freeze my second piece for a later date - it can be my emergency piece of cake! I have a sweet tooth so I try not to keep cakes and pastries in the house to tempt me except on desert day. I have designated Sunday as desert day. My mother, ever watchful of her figure, only served desert once a week, on Sunday. It gave us something to look forward to.
We have to allow ourselves some not-so-good-for-us treats once in awhile or we end up feeling deprived, which can lead to binging (in for a penny, in for a pound), which leads to guilt, etc. Allowing a scheduled treat gives us more control I think. Now that I've had my cake for the week I can relax in the comfort of knowing desert day will come again!