I keep a pack of sugar-free gum in my kitchen to…
1. help me stop eating a salty snack. I eat almonds or pistachios almost every afternoon and it is just so hard to stop. So I count out a certain amount and when they’re gone I pop a piece of gum in my mouth to keep me from eating more.
2. curb my sweet tooth. I have a terrible sweet tooth so when I am craving sweets, sometimes (not all of the time 🙂 ), a stick of gum will do the trick.
3. keep me from killing my appetite for dinner. If I put gum in my mouth anytime I’m cooking (or baking for that matter) I don’t “pick” at the food before the meal.
Do you have any tricks to keep your sweet tooth from getting the better of you?