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Gillian
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Jenny,

I do have a suggestion but maybe not what you’re looking for: that is, not to have left-over birthday cake in the house.

Perhaps you can get a smaller cake for the next family birthday?

The problem here is a cultural one rather than personal; although sugar is highly addictive and damaging to our health (especially its contribution to fatty liver disease), it’s prized, valued as very special and often considered harmless.

For me, I would make sure I didn’t have any left-over birthday cake in my house, as I would do exactly as you did and figure I was going to eat it anyway, so why not right away.

This really is the value of “making choices in the shops”. When you buy birthday cake next time, just remind yourself that you will be eating half of it the next day. That’s your choice.