How many times have I been looking forward all day to the brownie that I've budgeted for. Five seconds later, its over. The brownie is gone, and I want it back. Temptation is to grab another brownie, but I'm better than that. Most of the time. :) This is what I've started to do instead.
I break my treat into four pieces to enjoy throughout the day. Think about it. When you inhale a treat, your tastebuds are really just tasting that first bite. So why not have that first bite... all day. Stick to that one brownie or cookie, but make it last for a while. You trick your tastebuds into thinking you've had more than you've actually had.
Extra tip for you mommies. Make sure you do not leave your partially eaten treat out for small children to find. They seem to think its fair game.