Was your New Year's Resolution to loose weight? I know I'm the only one that struggles with weight issues...right? LOL I've tried many things to loose weight but I've recently come across some truly unusual weight-loss tips.
One such tip involves the...Toothpaste Diet!!!! Excuse me, but does anyone else find this "Weird"?
No, they don’t suggest that you have to suck down tubes of toothpaste. Rather they say that the minty fresh paste can help you stick to your diet.
If portion control is your dieting downfall, and you can’t resist your favorite goodies, they suggest that you brush your teeth with mint-flavored toothpaste after your meal.
Supposedly this will tell your brain the meal’s over and if you’re tempted to take another bite, they claim that most food doesn't taste good with a mouth full of cool mint flavor. Plus, the slick feeling of clean teeth is supposed to be enough to keep you from wanting to chow down some more.
I'm sure your dentist, and the toothpaste manufacturers, will thank you. If nothing else, brushing your teeth after meals is good dental hygiene.
They also suggest that if you don't have a toothbrush and toothpaste on hand every time you eat, or if you feel a snack attack coming on, you should reach for sugarless mint gum instead.
I'm not sure this is the diet for me but it couldn't hurt the dental bill! Show me those "pearly whites" and slim down?! LOL