Shopping malls are designed to part you from your money and nowhere is this more evident than when you are waiting for your turn to pay. Display counters packed to the brim with candy bars, soda and all manner of saboteurs. Marketers know that this is a moment of weakness for individuals, in fact, research has shown that impulse purchases accounted for an excess of calories each woman! Not only do these impulse buys contribute to overspending, but they can make you fat! The fantastic news is that once you know the trick it more easy to resist. Just think. Make me fat and they're trying to blow my budget! , put on the blinkers (figuratively) and walk on by. Opt for the self-checkout too, because studies show that impulse purchases drop by 32% when you bag and scan your own groceries.