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Having trouble with overeating at meals? After every meal I keep a stick of sugarless gum next to my plate. Instead of reaching for more food, I pop in the gum. You can chew, as you've been doing with your meal, but you won't be adding calories. You'll also have time, while you're chewing, for your brain to get the "I'm full" message.

If you don't chew gum, eat a mint or brush your teeth as soon as you get the craving to add more food to your plate. Mind over matter, Sparkers. We are stronger than our urges.
- Submitted by DANCEON 5/29/2011 in Weight Loss | 3 Comments
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CJPJHM 5/29/2011 11:38:00 AM

    Great idea---I do the same thing with mints while I am cooking.
DAPHNEWHITE1121 5/29/2011 11:25:00 PM

    I like this idea...My other little trick is to go brush my teeth as soon as I can. It gets the taste of the food out of my mouth. And honestly....that is what I really want. More of whatever tasted soooo good. If the taste is gone. I am done!
KSPARKPPL 5/29/2011 4:40:00 PM

    Very helpful tip, i've done that more than once also. Thanks,

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