We often avoid making healthful changes because we believe “being healthy” means never eating the foods we love. In this podcast episode, I share a conversation I had with a woman who believed this and lamented not eating a recipe from her childhood that had special meaning. My recommendation was, “go ahead and eat the cake!” When you start living a naturally healthy life and reverse your type 2 diabetes, you also start collecting better biology. Better biology means your body is prepared to handle the occasional food insult, such as a piece of cake on your birthday.