Even if you are good at resisting sweets, you will find times where saying "no" becomes more difficult. You can handle the temptations of store-bought treats, but would have trouble turning down a homemade treat from a friend at work or your next door neighbor.
My strength at work was tested in a paradoxical path that life sometimes throws your way. Sweets were available for sale to raise money to try to end childhood hunger. The cruel irony.
Homemade treats for a great cause: the strongest of people can't resist.
You can save the treats for later. You can indulge in one or two. Give them away to co-workers and friends. Let your kids have some fun by eating the baked goods. Of course, if you are stronger than Superman, you can donate money without grabbing a treat.
The sale that day raised $1,000. Two different departments (neither of them mine) competed against each other to see which team would raise the most money. The winning team raised $550 while the runner-up had $450.
The calories consumed by a homemade treat for a good cause would be the same if no charity was at issue. Depending on the corporate-made cookie, you are better off with a homemade version, but you are still consuming calories.
If you are someone who has trouble resisting the allure of a treat at work, you can feel more assured when eating something that will help others. Perhaps the association with a kind act can dissuade the temptation in a moment where nothing is at stake. Or you can appreciate more a treat tied into a good cause.