What I do better now than five years ago is recover from a sugar splurge. It does not last weeks or months. I've created a brake pedal for the sugar express. For example, when I make my family favorite hot fudge sauce, I pour it into the gift jars (most of the time) and then immediately put the pan in the sink and fill it with water.
It is amazing how unappetizing spooning hot fudge from a pan is when it is submerged in water.