Ever find yourself surrounded by tempting treats in your own home? Sometimes it feels as though your kitchen has been invaded by post-celebration Martians. The leftover cookies stare at you with their little sprinkled confection eyes until you give in and eat one…and then another one. Robin Shreeves was faced with this terrible situation after Christmas and wrote about her experience on the Mother Nature Network. After writing about how not to waste food in a previous post, she hesitated to throw out cookies, but reported that, “sometimes, you just have to throw away the cookies for the greater good of your family’s health.” It’s true. Sometimes, we have to get rid of temptation. If you’ve made a goal to eat healthier in 2012, you might need to toss some sweets. Do it for the greater good.