Savor each morsel -- really experience the indulgence. If it isn't as delicious as you expected, remind yourself of this the next time you're tempted. As we grow older, our tastes and desires change. You might only desire your favorite sweet from childhood because of its link to another time, but now you no longer experience the same pleasure it once gave you. This is one reason why it seems as if no one can duplicate some of the delicacies you remember from your childhood. Don't worry; there will be many other pleasant experiences to add to those distant memories!
The other important part of a planned occasional indulgence is that it can't come too often. More than once a week is probably too often. The other point to remember is that alcohol can lower your control. We say this only to emphasize the importance of moderation. Many liquors and wines enhance both the taste of food and the dining experience, but drinking too much at one time will quickly add calories and lower resistance. A glass of red wine offers many health benefits, but drinking half the bottle will probably negate these benefits. This can be a disaster when you are trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
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