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Chewing Gum

Postby Nikerz82 » Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:25 pm

I find chewing gum is a quick fix for a sweet craving. I love the wrigleys extra green apple flavour.
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Postby matchbox » Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:07 pm

i love the strawberry one :D i think it's extra, its so yum :)
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Postby SarahC » Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:47 am

I stopped chewing gum in 1988 (20 years ago :shock: :shock: ) 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 :lol: :lol: (grandfather told me that when I was tiny, and it stuck, not pun intended lol)
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Postby GoddessInside » Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:06 pm

matchbox wrote:i love the strawberry one :D i think it's extra, its so yum :)

Oooohhh yummy ! That's what I have when Im having a sweet / sugar craving ... they're delicious :D
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Re: Chewing Gum

Postby candycane » Tue Feb 05, 2008 3:09 pm

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 :P
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Re: Chewing Gum

Postby leeni.s2 » Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:04 pm

i've been told that too. that chewing gum makes you hungrier because it produces more saliva..
but i find that chewing gum stops me from snacking on things.

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Re: Chewing Gum

Postby emmaline » Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:14 pm

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!)

But it does hit that sweet tooth craving!
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Re: Chewing Gum

Postby Chipmonsta » Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:58 am

i found that chewing gum can delay your hunger for about 30minutes, but if u keep chewing the same piece for longer then 30mins after the nice flavor has gone then i start to get extremely hungry.
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Re: Chewing Gum

Postby snappy1 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:32 pm

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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Re: Chewing Gum

Postby AbelAbbot » Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:18 pm

New research is indicating that chewing gum offers the surprising health benefits. chewing gum increases blood flow to the brain. Increased heart rate improves oxygen delivery to the brain which can enhance our cognitive powers. Some studies have reported that blood flow to the brain increases by as much as 25 percent to 40 percent during gum chewing.
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Re: Chewing Gum

Postby bethanyherman » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:41 pm

I chew gum all the time and I think that it does help me avoid a few of my cravings because while I'm chewing it, it keeps me busy with something other than food.
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Re: Chewing Gum

Postby sunshine88 » Wed May 09, 2012 2:00 am

I love chewing gums! My brother sent me these 0 calorie chewing gums.
They were sweet but without the guilt :)
A nice way to fight cravings!
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Re: Chewing Gum

Postby MZTEGN » Sun May 20, 2012 10:43 pm

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.
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Re: Chewing Gum

Postby Pav » Wed May 23, 2012 5:06 pm

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.
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