The same concept applies to life. Sometimes the jelly has to squirt out from somewhere. Perhaps when things get tough the jelly squirts out in the form of a few too many glasses of wine? Or maybe your jelly is more along the lines of a shopping spree? Maybe you're an eat chips and watch The Biggest Loser type of jelly squirter? Maybe your jelly is sex! One night stands or swingers clubs? (ooh err!) How does my jelly squirt out? Well it usually squirts out in the form of cake. Or an entire packet of chocolate biscuits. And a matching sugar hangover!
The general gist of The Jelly Doughnut philosophy is actually balance. So often we berate ourselves for dropping the ball and over indulging in whatever form our jelly squirting may take. We dance the "Oh god, I shouldn't be doing this" dance. When really we just need to do the "All in moderation jig". Sometimes the pressure to prevent the jelly from squirting out actually makes it squirt out much worse. It's kind like if I said to you right now "Don't think about Jelly squirting out of a doughnut" what do you think about? Huh?
Perfection is not realism. We can't live like monks, otherwise we'd be monks. Life is for living. For tasting. For feeling. For smelling. Enjoy your glass of wine! Savour every bite of that ice cream! Don't beat yourself up! If you you feel like a treat, don't shun your desires! You've gotta have a vice in life! Don't feel bad about it. Just remind yourself that "the jelly has to squirt out somewhere".
That said, a gal can not live on jelly alone. A treat is a treat because it does not happen all the time. If it did it wouldn't be a treat. Too much cake, wine and buggery makeith Sally a sad girl .
Next time you feel like indulging, first ask yourself this: is this what I really want? Or is this masking something else? If you answer yes, then perhaps your jelly is squirting out of stress or sadness? The best approach for stress related jelly squirting is actually exercise, a healthy meal and an early night. Sorry chicken. I hate to be a party pooper.