I stopped chewing gum in 1988 (20 years ago ) when I was in grade 6 and had braces. Haven't been able to go back to it... all I want to do is swallow! Plus I'm afraid it will stick to my ribs (grandfather told me that when I was tiny, and it stuck, not pun intended lol)
yeah but the problem with gum is, when you chew, you create saliva and your body expects to be fed - ie you start your tummy juices flowing, and then you get hungrier because your not actually swallowing anything. So dont chew too much
Oh I'm terrible with gum I can't stop at one piece and keep going And as EVERYONE points out it supposedly has laxative side affects due to the sweetners.. I don't find they do, but they do give me bad pains (probably gulping too much air!)
It is better to use the chewing gum as an appetizer. Chewing gum will make you feel more hungry than usual. However you can chew just before having your food to avoid craving for food. It gives you mental satisfaction that you are eating something. This will make you feel full and result in eating less.
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I rely on gum at work when the cravings hit. We always have those Cadbury fundraiser chocolates laying around somewhere & prior to deciding enough was enough when I needed a snack that's where I would head. Or the bending machine a few floors up! Now I chew gum & go for a quick walk around the office.
To be honest chewing gum makes me hungry unless it's straight after eating. It creates saliva and tricks my body that food is coming. If you eat big enough meals (you'd be surprised how much you can eat when you eat clean) then snacking is less of a problem.