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EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it! – Research shows that chewing sugar-free gum can help you save calories

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Don’t get me wrong- chewing gum isn’t like a magic weight loss pill by any means, but research shows that people who chew sugar-free gum (which is usually less than 5 calories/piece) are likely to consume fewer calories throughout the day.

 

A study from Louisiana State University revealed that individuals who chewed gum were able to control their appetite better, decreasing daily intake by 40 calories and reducing snack cravings.  Another great benefit of chewing gum is that it’s a sufficient substitute for high-calorie sweet treats like candy.  I’m a “sweets” person myself, so for me popping in a piece of gum will satisfy my sweet tooth.

 

The important thing to remember is that the key to weight loss is exercise, along with a well-balanced diet- chewing gum is not and will never be the solution, but for some people- it can be a valuable tool to help manage hunger and cravings.

 

For more information and tips on how to save calories by chewing gum, visit WebMD Healthy Eating and Diet.

 

My EXTRA flavor top picks include Sweet Watermelon, Island Cooler and you can’t go wrong with original Peppermint…What’s your favorite?

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