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Chew mint gum to curb cravings

Chewing mint gum keeps me from eating extra food each day. Since it is minty, I don't want to tarnish that fresh feeling with food, and also some foods do not taste as good when your mouth is minty fresh.

- Submitted by EVENAPPLE 5/26/2012 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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Chew out your stress and focus.

Chewing gum instead of reaching for a food hug, helps me stay on track with my nutrition goals. When I have to work late or do un-fun chores at home like taxes, I have to force my self to sit and focus instead of snacking. I am always looking for some food to soften the boredom. I'm not hungry, just looking for a way out of my chore. Popping some chewing gum does two things: helps me stay away from the snacks and it helps me focus!

- Submitted by GORIANA 5/11/2011 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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Spearmint Gum

I love having fresh minty breathe! But I hate when that taste gets mixed up with any others- coffee, food, etc. Which is why I use it as my secret weapon against over eating and snacking. Once I've eaten what I should I clean my teeth of any residue and pop in a piece of gum - I know as long as a have that tingly minty feeling in my mouth I will always think twice before grabbing a second helping! :)

- Submitted by ENAB09 4/6/2011 in Everything Else | 1 Comment
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Cheating Meal and Dessert

I started chewing EXTRA DESSERT DELIGHTS SUGAR FREE GUM! Comes in 3 flavors: Key Lime Pie, Strawberry Shortcake, and Mint Chocolate Chip. WOW these are so good. I realized that I eat junk sweets because of the taste. This is just great tasting & SLIMMING. I have also added broth to my diet. So now I drink water plus broths like those that Knox makes. A cup of broth before dinner helps me to eat less food. emoticon

- Submitted by SPUNKYGIRL5 1/15/2011 in Weight Loss | 8 Comments
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Chocolate Fix in a gum

I love chocolate (can't get enough of it), but I don't love the calories and fat that go along with it. So, I found and fell in love with Extra Dessert Delights Mint Chocolate Chip sugarfree gum. Only 5 calories, flavor lasts for at least 15 minutes, and it satisfies my chocolate cravings.

- Submitted by FEMALEWRITER 11/21/2010 in Product Reviews | 6 Comments
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Cloves, Cinnamon, Folklore & Sugar War

Instead of using gum and breath mints...that have additives and various forms of sugar..I use whole cloves or a tiny piece of cinnamon bark for fresh breath. One bottle of cloves or cinnamon from a discount spice store lasts a very long time! Much less expensive than other breath products and healthier than chemicals. Additionally, there are some interesting articles written on the healing properties of these spices..maybe its not all folklore? emoticon

- Submitted by JACEYLEE 9/22/2010 in Healthy Eating | 3 Comments
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Not overeating at picnics

After eating a plate of food at a picnic, I pop in a piece of gum to prevent eating more food. It serves a dual purpose. Fresh breath & no overeating. :)

- Submitted by ROX5CAR 6/26/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Added Ammunition vs. Impulse Buying

We've all heard the old trick of eating before grocery shopping, to minimize the tendency to buy foods on impulse. I couple that trick with chewing sugarless gum when I shop. It further reduces my urge to grab snack foods or things not on my shopping list, because my taste buds feel satisfied.

- Submitted by TAROTGARDEN 5/6/2010 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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Stopping eating

Chew gum when you want sweet but don't want or need to eat.

- Submitted by FLUTTER-BY)L( 4/20/2010 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Gum Alternative

I haven't found many people with my specific issue, but I love bubblegum and it had to be the sugar kind. I'd chew then discard after flavor ran out on to pop in another piece. Now I chew Glee gum. You can find it at Natural Foods stores. It stops the cravings and way less calories and carbs.

- Submitted by HALLELUL 4/16/2010 in Product Reviews | 0 Comments
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Chew Gum While Cooking

I saw this tip on the Doctor Oz show and it's actually very helpful! When you chew gum while cooking you avoid grazing.

- Submitted by KAKE138 3/31/2010 in Cooking | 6 Comments
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