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Have you ever been "done" eating, only to find your way back to the buffet line one last time?
Here's a reliable way to send your body the message that the kitchen's closed: Chew a piece of all-natural, sugar-free gum. Not only does peppermint taste terrible with sweet potatoes and turkey, but chewing gum for at least 45 minutes was found to suppress hunger, appetite and cravings, while promoting a feeling of fullness, according to recent research published in the journal Appetite.
Look for Spry or B-Fresh gum at your local health food store. They're made with all-natural xylitol - a low-glycemic sugar alcohol that also helps to reduce cavities.
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