I love gum. I always have. I had a gum ball machine in my bedroom until I went to college. There's been some questions recently if gum is a good idea if you are watching your caloric intake. Well the answer is a mixed bag.


The good news is a piece of sugarless gum is a great alternative when you are craving a high caloric snack. It will satisfy your sweet tooth and occupy your brain until it moves onto the next subject.

The bad news is chewing gum does stimulate gastric juices of the stomach, priming it for digestion. Which in turn can make you hungry.

Fit's Tip:If you're craving a piece of Devil's Food cake after a nice meal, chew some gum instead.