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4 unique ways to kill your cravings and those extra calories


1.Brush your teeth.  Mint is a palate cleaner and will kill the taste of anything you crave. So grab your minty toothpaste and brush those chompers! Don’t forget to brush your tongue, too!! You can also try mint chewing gum or mint mouthwash but they won’t be as effective as brushing. You’re much less likely to snack if you’ve just brushed your teeth – anything you snack on after will taste awful! 


2. Make every meal a blue plate special. Scientists have found that you’re more likely to eat LESS when eating off a blue plate. Why? Blue is a natural appetite suppressant because the colour is almost never found in natural foods, so our bodies have no natural appetite response to blue. On the other hand, red, yellow and orange have been shown to actually increase your appetite and make you eat more!


3. Wear vanilla scented perfume. Research reveals vanilla perfume reduces sugar and chocolate cravings, as immersing yourself in a scent all day will desensitize you. Referred to as Christmas Dinner Syndrome by Readers Digest, when the person who’s been cooking doesn’t eat as much as their guests because they’ve been smelling dinner all day.


4. Pinch your nose or earlobes for 10 seconds. Acupuncturists believe that these pressure points restore balance in your energy, as imbalances and blockage of energy cause cravings. A study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine showed weight loss patients who used acupressure techniques were able to maintain their weight loss better than those who didn’t use it.


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