Chewing gum may help you lose weight

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Good news for gum chewers, you might be losing weight from your favorite activity.

Experts have long debated if chewing gum can help you shed some pounds.

Some say it can suppress your appetite, while others argue it has no effect on weight loss.

The real answer falls somewhere in the middle.

According to a registered dietitian, chewing gum can be a useful tool for some people trying to slim down.

While chomping on gum doesn’t burn many calories, popping something sugary into your mouth may help you resist other sweets.

It also keeps your mouth busy in between meals and can help keep your mind off food.

If you already have a gum habit, make sure to stick to five or six pieces per day.

Dietitians also recommend choosing sugarless gum to keep your calorie count down. 

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