10 Surprising Fat-Blasting Strategies

Chew Through a Craving

It’s not newfangled or high-tech, but a pack of sugarless gum can be a great weight-loss tool. Chewing a stick of gum fills your mouth with a shot of flavor and rescues you from mindlessly munching when you’re bored or battling a craving. And the “price” you pay for this simple solution: a mere five calories a stick. Here’s even more good news: Chewing can actually burn an extra 11 calories an hour. Pop a piece in your mouth while you’re prepping dinner to save yourself from the extra calories folks typically gobble down while nibbling and tasting recipes.