That's what I love about Calorie King. So often I'll think "Bah, one packet of chips won't hurt". Then I look it up in CK and see exactly how much it will
hurt! I find counting calories is great provided you check things out in advance. If it's just damage control after the fact it can become a bit depressing.
You can use Calorie King to check out how many calories you'll burn doing exercise, too. With normal cycling it will take you 45 minutes at 17kph to burn off 330 calories. That better be one fantastic
slice of chocolate cake for all that effort!
I read some advice somewhere of the 'Three Spoon Rule'. The theory is that when we're eating a treat we enjoy the first and last spoonful the most. Therefore we really need no more than three spoonfuls to truly enjoy it. And Weight Watchers always used to say that when you eat something high in calories it should be for enjoyment, not to fill you up. And because it's just for enjoyment savouring one spoonful for thirty seconds provides just as much pleasure as shoveling half the cake into your gob in the same period of time. Paul McKenna's book 'I Can Make You Thin' echoes this, pointing out that you would actually get more
pleasure in savouring that one spoonful because you are concentrating on the sensory pleasure it gives you and appreciating it more.
So maybe the answer is not a small slice, but only three spoonfuls. It's worth a try anyway! (Provided you know you can stop at three spoons of course)
Just make sure you savour it and really enjoy it!