Thursday, May 29, 2008

Fitness on Friday #11

This week I'm going to share a tip I learned:

I was reading a magazine this week and it mentioned a use for peppermint that's new to me. It can actually help you not feel hungry. And you don't even have to eat it. If you like peppermint just suck a mint or chew some sugar free gum. But if you don't like it use some peppermint lotion or light a peppermint candle and viola...you won't feel as hungry. Interesting concept...I need to put this one to the test.

9 comments:

mom_of2boys said...

I had read that a couple years back and tried it. I had peppermints sitting all over - work, home, car... The only thing I noticed was that I was drinking more water. By filling up on the water, it probably did cut down on the amount of food I was eating but it didn't make me "not hungry". Another thing that I read that works is apples...whether you eat them or have the scent around.

beckyjomama said...

Sooooo going to get me some gum!!!

I am in with ya for the Friday Fit thing. It is time to get going on this thing!

Jen said...

What a great tip!! I know that when I'm chewing gum, I don't eat as much. Same goes for when I brush my teeth. I'll have to make sure to pick up some peppermint gum at the store tonight! Thanks Natalie! :)

Natalie said...

interesting tip...will have to give it a try!

Lawanda said...

Well, I chew peppermint gum all the time! I knew there was a reason! hehe

Rhonda said...

Hmmmm...I had never heard that about peppermint. I have been told that when you crave something, such as the evil candy bar...if you smell the wrapper, it will kill the craving. I've done it, and it does work, as long as I don't give in and eat the dang bar anyhow. LOL!
have a great week!

Lilith Silvermane said...

It also helps calm the stomach when it's upset... morning sickness, etc.

Hey.. I live in Eastern Colorado too!!

Lilith Silvermane said...

I am definatly gonna come back here on Friday. I also plan on writing my own Fitness are of my blog just for this!
It will help keep me motivated.

Lawanda said...

Sorry I stuck myself on this post Mr Linky twice. Blame the exhaustion!!! I hope you can forgive me! I meant to do it on the new post, don't ask me how I didn't notice this was the old one! LOL