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When ‘ just saying no’ is a wise move

Sugary treats are now so overabundant they can be almost impossible to resist – especially in the chocolate-laden run-up to Easter. But, says Julian Baggini, not giving in to instant gratification can have long-term benefits that go way beyond the waistline

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food for thought.

The Christmas feasting was barely over when Cadbury Creme Eggs started appearing on shop shelves. Easter used to be preceded by 40 days of fasting during Lent. Now it’s around 80 days of more, not fewer, sweet treats. It’s not surprising that fasting for Lent has become a thing of the past. In the UK, the majority now identifies as having no religion and only one in 20 attends church. Why would anyone continue to deprive themselves without a religious motivation?

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The March issue of delicious. is packed with crowdpleasing recipes from Thomasina Miers, Raymond Blanc, Gill Meller, Mary Berry and venerable vegetarian restaurant Mildreds. There are also spectacular cakes and bakes from experts John Whaite, Chetna Makan, Bea Vo and Richard Bertinet, not forgetting those Easter must-haves – hot cross buns from Gail’s bakery. Plus we’ve got a pull-out brunch special, cool Scandi recipes and the ultimate banoffee pie. This could be your best Easter ever!

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