Stave Off Snacking By Brushing Your Teeth After Meals

Many people working on getting in shape find that they frequently crave food in between meals, if you're trying to cut down on your in-between snacking, these simple deterrents can help.

Photo by Phillie Casablanca.

Over at the how-to guide site wikiHow they've put together a guide to decreasing your appetite when you're trying to avoid over eating. Their list contains several gems like:

Brush your teeth or use mouthwash. Most people don't feel like eating right after they do this, especially since it makes many foods taste bad.

Drink some coffee or tea. The caffeine suppresses appetite in some people. Don't add sugar if you're trying to lose weight.

It also has some less than pleasant methods listed like imagining yourself eating something disgusting or smelling something putrid to kill your appetite — neither of which are anywhere near as pleasant as a minty fresh mouth.

Have your own tip or trick for curbing snacking or eating smaller portions at meal time? Let's hear about it in the comments.

Decrease Your Appetite [wikiHow]


    I drink water.. it fills you up and from what I've read, most of the time you think you're hungry, you're actually thirsty..
    I barely ever get to the supposedly required 2L per day anyway, so drinking instead of snacking kills 2 birds.

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