Now, of course, we have entered the period when temptation will be at its peak.
With just over a week to go before Halloween, it's now plausible that the candy you're buying could be intended for trick or treaters.
No one would have believed that a few weeks ago. But now, well maybe you really are serious.
But the home stretch can be the toughest time when it comes to keeping your mitts off the junk-food snacks. The key, though, is pretty simple.
Just do not allow yourself to utter the following words: "I'd better check to make sure they're OK."