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Weight-Loss Tip: Stop Your Junk Food Cravings

Monday, November 16, 2009

(I have been very remiss in posting Blogs! I hope to be able to remedy that)

Today I got this in my in-box and just had to share...Interesting Concept - do you really think this will work?

Weight-Loss Tip: Stop Your Junk Food Cravings


OK, so cake doesn’t usually smell bad. In fact, it probably smells so good you can’t help but eat an extra slice! And that’s exactly why the Olf Factor is so important. Your sense of smell, also called your olfactory sense, is very powerful and can affect how much you enjoy your food.

When a food smells delicious, you want to eat it. But when a food smells bad, you turn your nose up at it regardless of how it tastes. That’s why I suggest you mentally conjure up a disgusting smell whenever you find yourself craving unhealthy food you’re not truly hungry for. Often, just thinking about a bad smell is enough to turn off your appetite – even when you’re staring at that tempting cream puff. Use this smell association to help you avoid certain foods, and you’ll easily reduce your calories to a healthy level that promotes weight loss.

Your coach,
Jorge Cruise

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  • AMCG2002
    This idea sounds a little strange to me. Personally, I have found that after months of not having junk food it just doesn't even appeal to me. Plus, I know how long I'm going to have to work out to burn off those calories! I did have a tiny bit of Halloween candy and thought it tasted "waxy." If I want a splurge I go out with my husband and have a yummy dessert that I can share with him.
    4168 days ago
  • KIRSTY1306
    Thats interesting but I dont think it would work for me personally. I mean , you can think of a bad smell but you would still smell the real smell right ? Hmmm and I dont think anything would put me off cake or biscuits to be honest! Interesting idea though!
    Kirb xx
    4168 days ago
  • MALWILD
    When I was doing the HMR program, a lot of folks would put Vicks just above their upper lip in order to squash yummy smells.
    4168 days ago
  • 1972ROSES
    Actually, for a long time, I would let my self enjoy scents as much as I wanted. I guess I figured that smelling something couldn't cost me very many calories! Ha!

    I think though it could very well be a good exercise in stopping mindless eating. It's just that you actually have to be mindful enough to congure the nasty garbage smell.

    Good Luck. Let me know if it works.
    4168 days ago
  • no profile photo FREE_CAL
    I really don't think this will work. Been eating junk food for way too long to quit entirely -- although I have really cut back.
    I think you should have started this trick when we were much younger = children.

    Would be interesting to see how many people could do this.
    4168 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1808545
    I like the idea, but.......

    My visuals are my downfall. If I see chocolate, I will more than likely eat it. If I see cookies (even in sealed sandwich bag, with no possibility of smelling them), I will more than likely eat them.

    Good luck to you!!
    4168 days ago
  • ALPOPLUP
    doubt it will work, but will try it
    4168 days ago
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