Diet: Foods to Ban From the House

Junk Food

If you can’t control your temptations, at least get them out of the house. Knowing that you have to drive 20 minutes to the store to kill your craving for a bag of Doritos can help keep you from indulging in something you really don’t need.

Clear out diet-wrecking treats and snacks from your cupboards, freezer and fridge, and don’t allow yourself to keep a secret stash or special “treat drawer.”

This means frozen cookie dough, cans of Cheez Whiz, jars of hot fudge, packages of cookies or chips, and anything else that makes you go ga-ga and forget all of the good reasons you’re working so hard to lose weight in the first place.

This is not to say you can never have any of your favorite tempting foods.

On the contrary, a healthy diet allows for extravagances now and again. However, having these indulgences too close to your fingertips spells dieting disaster, especially if you’re at home all day.

Keeping temptations out of the house means you’ll know if you’re really ready to splurge, or just experiencing temporary insanity.