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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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5BLUEBIRDS 5/22/2010 8:46:00 PM

    Hi, I'm so glad to see that someone else does this too. I also have found that this helps. I specifically choose a flavor of sugarless gum in the mint category. This has been proven in a study by Prevention Magazine that mint flavored gum curbs the appetite even more than fruit flavored or candy flavored. It also aids in helping to stay focused longer. I like Trident Peppermint, or Extra Polar Ice. I save far more in buying a pack of gum than I would on buying all of the 'junk' snacks that I tend to overload on when I have to grocery shop when I'm hungry.
TAROTGARDEN 5/23/2010 11:58:00 PM

    That's great info, 5BLUEBIRDS! Fortunately, I mainly chew the mint-flavored gums... Orbit or Stride. But I think I'll give the Trident and Extra Polar Ice a try.

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