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Diet Tip: Whiten Your Teeth and Prevent Snacking

When it's about 6 p.m. and I start making dinner, I sometimes find it hard to resist snacking. If this sounds familiar then here's an odd, but effective trick to keep you from munching. Try wearing Crest Whitestrips while you cook. For the 30 minutes they're in your mouth, you cannot eat or drink. It'll take you about that long to prepare your meal. By the time you're ready to eat, you can remove the strips and your appetite won't be spoiled with mindless snacking.


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i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 8 years
I don't like those whitening strips, personally because of my sensitive teeth... but that was a very clever idea, FitSugar!!!
cahill cahill 8 years
yeah, these hurt my stomach though, so eating afterwards isn't too pleasant
gigglesss gigglesss 8 years
good idea. I love crest white strips =) this will deff. help me out.
MandeeLei MandeeLei 8 years
I can never get these to stay on my teeth! They dissolve and taste horrible to me. What works for me is sucking on a strong mint or using no-cal liquids to fill up.
pixieliciousbabe pixieliciousbabe 8 years
I use this little trick all the time! it helps alot especially later at night.
bbvFAN112 bbvFAN112 8 years
I wore these things for 6 min and had to take them off because it was so painful!
ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 8 years
i dont wanna stop snacking
Swedeybebe Swedeybebe 8 years
i would love to whiten my teeth, but i have a bridge- whitening is a no-no, unless i want a freakishly darker tooth.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
I love Crest white strips and this definitely helps me prevent over eatting for an hour. I can only wear these once a day (30 min) since back to back sessions make my teeth throb. However once a day is fine and then I brush my teeth which prevents me from eatting for another 3omin since the taste of mint toothpaste does not go well with cheese crackers,lol.
ms660bk ms660bk 8 years
this is a great trick - I use it late at night when the nighttime munchies hit. I can't use it when I cook, since I need to season to taste.
juicylove juicylove 8 years
ive done this:$ aha .. they dont taste like anything, but the salivating is annoying forsure:p and then i always brush my teeth after so theres no gel left, so its like a full hour of not snacking kinda since you dont wanna eat right after teeth brushing.. i realize its only an hour but thats good for me. haha
justanerd1975 justanerd1975 8 years
they do taste so gross, and they made me salivate like a big dog...
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I used these before my wedding and they were so awkward to wear and they made my teeth really sensitive too. I had to use Sensodyne while I was using them, but I guess they DID stop me from eating junk. They taste really gross.
Keaton7655 Keaton7655 8 years
Um, I've tried this and it works on not just snacking, but taking away your appetite completely! Have you ever drank orange juice after brushing? Same thing! After slaving for 30 minutes cooking, you won't want ANYTHING to eat, trust me! And I agree with roma anyway about how it makes my teeth so sensitive.
georgie2 georgie2 8 years
This reminds me of my little trick of brushing my teeth earlier in the evening to prevent snacking.. I call it making laziness work for me. I rather not snack than to have to brush my teeth again!
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