Seriously, when a person is overly hungry and in a houseful of food, they're as vulnerable as an intoxicated driver holding a set of keys. They are in NO condition to make a good decision.
Case In Point:
Sunday afternoon, around 4:30, I had a nice reasonable dinner planned. I would serve a side salad next to my dinner, go easy on the rice, and manage to keep my take out Chinese Food splurge under 500 calories. But I knew it was going to be tough to manage, so as double insurance against going over my daily allowance, I made sure I ate a light lunch and laid off the snacks.
By 6:20 I was pigging out on Chinese Food. Lightheaded and shaking with hunger I actually thought to myself, "I feel DRUNK right now".
But why g, why did you let yourself go that far? I don't think I meant to, but that's what happened. I think I would have been better served to have risked going over on my daily calorie intake by eating an apple a half hour before dinner, rather than "waiting". Just goes to show, I am a person who NEEDS a plan.