Here is another way you can use the "unstuffed" technique to advance your life and fitness goals. Write down your eating plan for the day. If you get bored and want to start nibbling, clean something out instead. It could be a drawer, a shelf, even a closet. It's not the size of the task, it's the power to distract you from a behavior you want to avoid that counts.
By the way, my gum challenge continues to go well, and there are no more wrappers around the house or in my car anymore. I like this feeling.