Neuroscientist Susan Peirce Thompson, PhD, believes that the notion of "everything in moderation" is not a one-size-fits-all concept. Certain people are more susceptible to food addiction, so if this sounds like you, avoiding highly-addictive foods like sugar and flour will actually eliminate your cravings for them.
Out of sight, out of mind! If you know a pint of ice cream is in the freezer, it's much harder to say no. Same goes with other trigger foods, at home, at work, or when you're out and about. Avoid walking past the bakery near the office if you can't help yourself from grabbing a cupcake.