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1/5/10 12:10 A

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I have issues with TMJ so I can't chew gum, used to a lot when I was younger.

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1/4/10 9:00 P

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I agree with it increasing my appetite.

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1/4/10 8:37 P

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I know that feeling Grandmmamie!!! Now I can only chew it for a few minutes at a time and I'm done. But, even that little bit helps.



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1/4/10 8:08 P

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I used to chew lots of gum but then i felt like i was getting muscles in face

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1/4/10 5:53 P

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I love my gum.....Kroger had a great sale on Extra.....bogo....a while back so I stocked up!!!!

Barbara .....that's what my friends call me! Never cared for the name Barb.

Make it a blessed and healthy day! IT IS YOUR CHOICE!

Remember how special you are and how you are soooooo worth it to be healthy and fit!!

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1/4/10 4:49 P

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Great article tina. I'm going to get some gum to chew the pounds away.



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1/4/10 3:20 P

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Gum always helps when I am craving something sweet, but I am not hungry. I buy all different flavors so I can have a choice.

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1/4/10 10:10 A

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I buy 4 packs of Polar Ice gum every week.

**LINDA**

Weight loss is accomplished with the mind.


A person who wants something WILL find a way....a person who doesn't will find an excuse.

Which do you prefer?
The pain of self discipline?....or...the pain of self regret?






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1/4/10 9:52 A

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Interesting.
I chew gum when I get the munchies to coat my mouth. I remember once when I was child I had a mint in my mouth and then took it out to drink something, probably orange juice, and it tasted terrible!! My grandfather laughed at me and told me it was because of the mint. I've always remembered that. So, when I get the case of "I want something but am not hungry" I grab a piece of gum. That is when I can find some. My husband and kids are notorious for taking my gum and leaving the empty package where they found it.



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1/4/10 9:18 A

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Thanks for sharing.

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1/4/10 9:03 A

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This works for me! I've been using this trick for awhile now! Thanks for posting it!

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1/4/10 8:58 A

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Thanks for sharing.

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1/4/10 7:03 A

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Might be worth trying.

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A person who wants something will find a way..
A person who doesn't will find an excuse...



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1/4/10 7:00 A

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Gum increases my hunger too.

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1/4/10 3:01 A

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I find that when i chew gum (quite often) it actually increases my hunger!

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1/3/10 11:25 P

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Gum May Help You Shed Pounds
By Susan McQuillan
Reviewed by QualityHealth's Medical Advisory Board

Researchers have stumbled onto some real physiological benefits to the popular dieting distraction of chewing gum.

Losing weight is hard work. It's all about eating less, exercising more and, at least initially, latching on to any tip or trick that will help make the process easier. Any method or distraction that helps you buy time (or kill time, depending on how you look at it) between meals can be especially helpful early on, while you are trying to train yourself to eat less and to eat less often.

Weight loss experts have long recommended chewing sugar-free gum as simply "something to do with your mouth" instead of eating, or, like brushing your teeth or rinsing with mouthwash, as a way to coat your mouth with a layer of mint flavor that can temporarily diminish your desire for other flavors. Now, researchers at the University of Rhode Island (URI) may have stumbled onto some real physiological benefits of this popular dieting distraction.

When the study participants chewed gum for 20 minutes before eating breakfast and twice again for 20 minutes each time before eating lunch, they consumed, on average, 67 fewer calories at lunch and did not eat excessive calories later in the day to make up for those lost. When their metabolic rates were measured in the lab, the participants burned about 5 percent more calories when they chewed gum than when they abstained. They also reported feeling more energetic on their gum-chewing days.

Researchers at Louisiana State University and the Pennington Biomedical Research Center reported similar results from a study sponsored by the Wrigley Science Institute to determine if using sugar-free gum could help reduce calories from snacks. The 115 men and women who participated in this study chewed gum for 15 minutes every hour between lunch time and a designated snack time three hours later. They reported feeling more energetic and less hungry when they chewed gum than when they didn't. Overall, the gum chewers consumed 40 fewer calories and when given the choice between sweet and salty snack foods, opted for fewer sugary snacks

Gum chewing can have it's down side, however, as reported in a 2008 issue of the British Medical Journal. Medical professionals found that two patients who complained of severe and ongoing diarrhea and weight loss were habitually chewing between 15 and 20 sticks of sugar-free gum sweetened with sorbitol. Sorbitol, in high quantities, has laxative properties and since it is found in many sugar-free gums, candies and processed foods, has the potential for overuse. Weight loss due to excessive use of any product that results in diarrhea and loss of fluids is certainly not healthy weight loss.




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