Life is all about balance. While eating healthy is awesome, depriving yourself is not—it’s OK to admit that sometimes, you need to indulge in serious, no-holds-barred comfort food. Whether your personal salvation comes in the form of tater tots, chips and queso, or an entire thing of candy beans… well, that’s up to you.

When you decide to quit junk food forever...

You're so beautiful, Cosmic Brownies. They should have sent a poet.

You can’t deprive yourself.

I have to. I need to. I deserve it.

When the sugar’s shooting through your limbs...

Feeling no pain.

Besides, eating cookies is your superpower.

The world needs me.

Friends ask if you’ve ever been in love.

Too real.

Cheese fries for life.

Regina George knows.

Someone catches you watching porn...

Food porn, that is... but really, is it so different?

But at least your priorities are in order.

I know what I like.

True love is difficult to find.

But it’s right here. In my mouth.

So, yeah.

We're all human. Don’t judge.

Amy Mackelden is a weekend editor at ELLE, Harper’s BAZAAR, and Marie Claire. She’s written for Cosmopolitan, Bustle, Ravishly, The Independent, The Guardian, Hello Giggles, and Teen Vogue. She’s currently developing a show called MS Is My Boyfriend, about what multiple sclerosis is really like. Follow her on Twitter @AmyMackelden.

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