A brilliant idea from Dr Gary Mendoza, is to use the cake calculator for any slip ups. All you do is guess (or if it’s pre-planned check the packet) the calories of the offending item you decide to eat. Let’s pretend it’s 400 calories. Then calculate how many calories you need to eat for a week, which if you’re on 2000 per day it’s 14,000 per week, so the cake is 2.8% of the weekly calories needed. If that doesn’t help, then look at a month (60,000 calories & 0.6%) or a year (730,000 calories & 0.05%). Basically when looking at the big picture, a few indulgences really doesn’t matter!