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52 Little Changes For Big Weight Loss Results - Tip #49 - Brush Your Tongue

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Forget about crash diets and killing yourself with exercise -- these small steps can help you lose weight in a big way - from
Tip 49 is,

Brush Your Tongue

Brushing your teeth between meals can help curb your snacking habit. Brush your tongue, too, to curb your cravings for salty foods (such as potato chips). Researchers found that subjects who brushed their tongues lowered their taste for salty foods. The brushing can help improve your taste sensations, which means you’ll be more sensitive to the salty flavor of foods -- and may be more satisfied with just a handful of chips instead of eating the whole bag.

"Sodium has become so pervasive in our food supply that it's difficult for the vast majority of Americans to stay within recommended limits." ~ Janelle Peralez Gunn, Public Health Analyst, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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DEE107 9/2/2012 12:17AM

    thank you

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    I got into that habit when I was a kid and just kept it up. It does make you mouth feel so much better and clean. Thanks for the info.

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MEADSBAY 9/1/2012 9:14AM

    wow- I do it to prevent bad breath.

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NANAW12001 9/1/2012 7:47AM


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CAT609 9/1/2012 7:18AM


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NCSUE0514 9/1/2012 7:10AM

    Geez. Who knew?

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GABY1948 9/1/2012 6:58AM

    Thanks for passing this one on. For a couple years now, whenever I have anything sweet I immediately afterwards go and brush my teeth and rinse with Listerine so I don't keep craving sweet! It WORKS

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PEPPYPATTI 9/1/2012 6:55AM

    I can see how this would work! Thank you for sharing!
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MOM229 9/1/2012 6:23AM

    Never heard of this but willing to try! Anything to keep from going overboard with the bag of chips (or pretzels in my case!)

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