Every Christmas my mom makes red velvet cake balls that are dipped in dark chocolate. They are the most divine treat—I’ve actually had dreams about them! As the holidays approach, I know they’re in my near future, but I’m not overly concerned about what the confection is going to do to my waistline. Because rather than going crazy and eating them until I feel ill (like I did last year), or denying myself completely, I’m allowing myself to eat three. I thought about the number carefully and it’s enough for me to feel like I indulged without causing too big of a spike in my caloric intake.