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If you have a challenge with snacking, shortly after a meal, try this trick. Brush your teeth.
I was one of the many people who find themselves snacking shortly (within 30 minutes) after a meal. But why?
Sometimes boredom, other times the “fullness” of the meal had passed, and I felt it was time for something sweet. Yes, unfortunately, the snacks were rarely healthy.
How have I put a stop to this … for the most part? I brush my teeth after eating. Simple as that! I used to use chewing gum, but my teeth were showing the effects of constant gum chewing, so brushing seemed like a better alternative. I still chew gum from time to time, but not regularly, and only when I am out and can’t brush.
In my mind, after brushing, the meal was over, my mouth was clean, and it was time to move on to something else. Try it, each and every time you eat. This simple trick may work for you as well! My dental hygienist has had no complaints. My checkups have been great.