When you're trying to lose a few pounds, it's common to limit your intake of fattening, sugary, or salty foods. The problem is, you can end up having obsessive cravings for foods when you deny yourself the indulgence. So instead of skipping out completely and then breaking down and devouring an entire bag of M&Ms, allow yourself a little taste each day. Schedule a time to enjoy a reasonable amount of your favorite treat, and do it at a time right before you normally crave it. If you have a hard time cutting yourself off after a few bites, then pre-bag small portions for the week — it'll be easier to stop eating if you don't have the entire batch of chocolate chip cookies right in front of you.