Watch your calories
With 12 enjoyable flavors of Extra gum, including the newest Desserts Delight, there’s something for everyone’s taste! Go ahead, do the math - trading one stick of chewing gum at five calories for two chocolate chip cookies at 140 calories is a 135-calorie savings. Or substituting a 5-calorie stick of gum for a piece of strawberry shortcake at 420 calories is a 415-calorie savings! And, calorie savings can add up.
Check-out these studies
Initial research published in Appetite [Download PDF] showed that chewing gum before snacking helped reduce hunger, diminished cravings for sweets, and decreased snack intake by 36 calories.1 Similar results were reported in a follow-up study with restrained eaters, that is, individuals who tend to restrict their food intake in order to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. The effect of chewing gum was to reduce snack intake by about 10%; hunger and the desire to eat were significantly suppressed by chewing gum.2 A study by a different research group showed similar results.3
1 Hetherington MM, Boyland E. Short term effects of chewing gum on snack intake and appetite. Appetite. 2007; 48(3):397-401.
2 Hetherington MM, Regan MF. Effects of chewing gum on short-term appetite regulation in moderately restrained eaters.. Appetite. 2011; 57:475-482.
3 Paula J. Geiselman, Corby Martin, Sandra Coulon, Donna Ryan, and Megan Apperson. Effects of chewing gum on specific macronutrient and total caloric intake in an afternoon snack. FASEB J. 2009 23:101.3.
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