Does chewing gum burn calories?
Asked by kelci_kelley on Feb 01, 2009 in Weight Loss




Answer

The act of chewing gum burns 11 calories per hour, and since one stick of gum provides about 10 calories, I guess it’s a wash.  But you might be thinking about a study published in Appetite in 2007, which found that chewing gum before a mid-afternoon snack helped people to eat less.  Both regular and sugar-free chewing gum had the same effect.


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