Anything goes... As long as it's in moderation! I would truly rather weigh 5-10 more pounds and not have to miss out on dessert or French fries :) I hate diets - I have NEVER done one. I think this stemmed from high school where anorexia was becoming an epidemic and I hated that so much for my beautiful friends. Ever since, I've stayed far away from anything involving diets or calorie counting. I just use common sense and try to limit myself to 1 dessert or Coke per day and that's about as strict as we get in our household! I want Stella to be raised in a household where we are smart about what we eat, but we don't obsess over it either.