Junk Drawer

I know a girl who filled her drawer with an assortment of candies, chocolates, and other snacks. I teased her about offloading all the snacks on her friends, else how does she stay so thin? She explained that the constant presence of the food ensures that she doesn’t crave it. If I had the drawer full of food I would snack away and refill the drawer again and again.

However, I tried her tactic of having the trigger food around (in a sealed package). I Love Cheetos. I’m more nutso for the cheesy snack than that cheetah is. When I go to the market hungry and craving salty food, it’s a disaster in the making.

Right now, I have a snack-size bag (65g) of Cheetos in my pantry. I may want to cave when I daily pass by the snack kiosk and when I’m in the supermarket and invariably stroll down the chip aisle, but knowing there is a bag at home curbs the impulse buy. When I do get home, the main craving has passed and I ply myself with the healthier food that is available in my fridge.

Of course, the bag has a Best Before date. May 9 will be a gloriously cheesy snack day!

On this day..


  1. Ryan says:

    Aha! This tactic shall be called the Sam Malone Gambit (link because I don’t know if “Cheers” appeared on TV in Nova Scotia).

    I don’t think I could make that work. I have food around, and I tend to eat it. All that works for me is keeping busy and exercising 10-15 hours/week.

  2. Constance says:

    LOL that’s quite a neat idea Wynne! I wonder if it would work for me too, as I often battle the snack monster.

    I’ll be rooting for you on May 9!

  3. wyn says:

    I have to underscore that it’s a *unopened* package of chips or whatever I have around.

    Once it’s open, I succumb to the Snack Monster quickly and shamefully. :(

  4. Su-Lin says:

    I kinda like that idea – hard to get cheesies around here though…I miss them.

    BTW, have tagged you for a meme!


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