If you buy it you will eat it. Eventually. If its in your house you will eat it. Eventually.

If its in your desk draw you will eat it. Sooner or Later.

If its on your desk you will definitely eat it sooner.

If some one gives you a food gift you will probably eat it.

So if you can't resist temptation but can you minimize your intake of less than lean foods. Where is the best place to begin, in the first place learn to shop wiser, plan your purchases, what can you control eating , what can't you control...how is the willpower when it comes to certain items, should you buy these and work on your self control or avoid totally. Its hard to take away something you desire cold turkey so maybe it has to go in stages ?  I think that its good to take temptation away, think about it  people don't buy and take alcohol to an AA meeting to prove they can resist...!!

Within Precision Nutrition ( PN) there is a quote thats something along these lines" there is no such thing as good or bad food there are only good and bad times to eat certain foods"

The following things you can probably do without:

Soft Drinks/Pop/Soda / Coloured Drinks/ Fruit Juice/ Orange Juice/ Cranberry Juice

  • http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-10-16/lifestyle/35500116_1_fruit-juice-juice-products-association-calories

And just as an  addition  I have linked to an article about liquid calorie consumption per se:

  • http://www.thestar.com/life/health_wellness/nutrition/2011/09/15/liquid_calories_how_pop_alcohol_and_fruit_juices_are_making_us_fat.html

Salad Dressings, Mayonaise, Salad Creams, Dips

Basically every fridge in the country has one of these  lurking around in it, they contain unhealthy fats, loaded towards omega 6 and away from Omega 3, a crap load of calories, colorants, artificial ingredients.. if you can avoid.!

  • As a calorie indicator see below...( I think one serving is a teaspoon which doesn't go far when spread.)
  • http://www.fatsecret.com/calories-nutrition/food/salad-dressing

Sour Cream

Sour cream and other full fat dairy products have a high % of saturated fat , it adds unnecessary calories, its usually slapped on something or shoved into a recipe without too much thought or indeed effort!

Processed Meats

This could include deli meats, sausage, bacon, canned meat.. all of which are loaded with fat, sodium , sugars and carbohydrates.The stuff in the articles below is a must read.

  • http://www.prevention.com/food/healthy-eating-tips/processed-meats-linked-premature-death
  • http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/healthy-eating/4-complications-caused-by-eating-processed-meat.html#b
  • http://institutefornaturalhealing.com/2012/04/processed-meats-declared-too-dangerous-for-human-consumption/

Ice Creams / Frozen Sugar Deserts

A mass of fats and sugars sneak into these products even the low fat ones, read the label, beware..one cup of full fat ice cream can have 50% of its calories from fat!

Bottled Sauces

Think barbecue sauce, ketchup ,  marinades, hollandaise... ... all heavily full of high fructose corn syrup, (non healthy fats) sugars , colorants ,one serving ( tablespoon of hollandaise can have 70 calories 65 of which come from fat)

So whats the connection between all the above, its all processed ( making your own can be so rewarding) , they are easy to add to the daily calorie total ( they taste good, they spread well, the bottle pours easily.. ) and they all don't do you any real favours if you want to improve your health.