Stop Cravings With Candy Canes!

@kathy77 (7488)
Australia
May 11, 2007 3:42am CST
Men and women who sniffed peppermint whenever they felt the urge to eat lost an average of 5 pounds a month, according to one study. So keep a few candy canes on your desk, in your car, or wherever cravings strike most often. Try this: If you're at a junk-food-filled party with no candy canes in sight, keep a drink (preferably non-alcoholic) in your dominant hand. It will make reaching for hors d'oeuvres a little more difficult, so you'll eat less. Listening to soft, slow music may make you eat less.
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@weemam (13377)
11 May 07
Thanks for the tip pal but I think if I sniffed it I would have to eat it , I do love the smell of peppermint though . I am back on my diet again and I keep a bottle of water in the fridge and when I feel really hungry I take a drink of cold water and that helps until my meal is ready and I don't pick at things the same , I don't go to many parties but I like the idea of keeping a dink in the hand a brilliant idea to stop the nibbling too thanks again pal xx
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
12 May 07
Yes I agree in regards to the peppermind I would be eating it as well not just sniffing it lol!! Have a wonderful day/night my dearest friend xxx
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@weemam (13377)
13 May 07
Hiya pal . I hope you are well and happy today xx and thank you so much for the best response too xx
@dana234 (2116)
• Spain
14 May 07
I´ve never heard of this. I´m ready to try just about everything to get rid off my constant cravings. Not that I´m overweight, it´s more of a health question. And I don´t like the idea of stuffing myself. I drink a lot of green tea, because it´s healthy and is supposed to make you feel more full up. Doesn´t work for me, I always get chocolate cravings when I´m having it. So I´ll definitely give the three tips you posted here a try. Thanks for posting this here. :-) Dana
• United States
12 May 07
Is this for real Kathy? Just sniff a pepperment, and then the sugar urge will go away? Wow, how great that would be. Have you tried this?
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@mamacathie (3929)
• United States
11 May 07
That is very interesting, Kathy. I will have to get some peppermint so I can smell it.
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@mummymo (23707)
11 May 07
Another fascinating fact Kathy! I do not tend to over ear but nibbling is one of my crimes! Do you think this will work with peppermint gum or mints? I am going to give this a try and see if it works! xx
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
11 May 07
I noticed you said "sniffed" peppermint - would they have still lost weight if they had eaten them?! lol We always keep a packet of mints in the car. That's a good idea to keep a drink in your hand when at a party so that it makes it difficult to nibble too much!