besides being an Ayurvedic consultant, I am a also a full time artist, a perpetual beach-bum and wanderer,
my eating lifestyle, well i eat for my Vata dosha, which means i am roughly 96% plant-based (with 4% occasional goat dairy,) and i eat tons of good fat and carbohydrates to make my cold and dry vata warm and stable.
But if and when i have a craving for desserts, or anything else, i will feed my craving, i mean if i want a big piece of passion fruit cheesecake, or a really good crème brûlée, then I'M going to eat the real thing (no dairy/gluten free)
On a personal note, I have a very hypersensitive IBS, and my treatments are fully based on nutrition and exercise. I am a strong believer in the concept that food is medicine, in food combining, and eating the right food for your body energy (Dosha) and lifestyle. Almost any type of illness/syndrome can be prevented and treated through proper nutrition and lifestyle.