Picture this: You’re beat and after countless months of dieting, exercising and resisting temptations of food galores, you hear about a neat trick to keep the snacking at bay, CHEWING MORE! This includes benefits such as helping you consume fewer calories daily, suppress food cravings and promote fullness.
While there are a few theories on how chewing your food more and a healthy gum-chewing practice may assist in shedding some weight, the evidence on this isn’t very solid. Nevertheless, some published articles lean towards the positive effects of this eating behavior. Here’s the lowdown on what we’ve gathered1,2:
Ever since the emergence of the first infections in Wuhan China all the way back in December 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed everyday life for people all around the globe.
Contestants on The Biggest Loser chew gum regularly to help control cravings, manage hunger, and promote weight loss2
These small studies are motivating enough for anyone to begin employing this new eating practice in their weight loss journey but it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. If you’re thinking of going ham, like Brown, The Chewing Character, then think again because too much of a good thing is BAD!
Chewing more doesn’t magically melt away the excess weight but research has some evidence that chewing more may be a helpful weight loss technique. Of course, don’t expect miraculous weight loss unless it’s accompanied by a healthy diet and exercise.
Everyone has little practices that can help them on their weight loss journey, and a little bit extra chewing a day may just be the speed bump you need for an unnecessary snack. For more tips and tricks on ways to trim down, do visit your nearest CARiNG Pharmacy.