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    I always have and still do chew gum pretty frequently. Sugar free of course but a piece still has 1g of sugar alcohol, 1 carb and of course other assorted chemicals.

    Anybody else chew gum frequently and should I be concerned about it?

  • #2
    i was wondering about this too as I am a frequent gum chewer as well....

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    • #3
      I find that if I don't chew gum I am either grinding my teeth or chewing the inside of my mouth. Oral fixation much? I've chewed gum from the beginning of going primal (January 2010) and it has not stopped me from losing weight and I'm pretty sensitive to sweets. But of course, monitor how you react to it. Is it Primal? No. I guess it is in my 10 %. It also really helped me when I quit smoking last year.

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      • #4
        Hasn't affected my weight loss at all. I do chew alot of gum though.

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        • #5
          Anybody have any insight on this issue?

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          • #6
            I used to be a nearly daily gum chewer, until I read this article about what is actually in that "gum base" that is the main ingredient of chewing gums:
            Chewing on Plastic? Yum! :: My Plastic-free Life | Less Plastic | Life without Plastic

            "If the label lists “gum base” as an ingredient, it may contain petroleum, lanolin, glycerin, polyethylene, polyvinyl acetate, petroleum wax, stearic acid, or latex,”

            Ick! As an alternative, I now chew on tea tree toothpicks at least once a day....but I do sneak a piece of gum every now and then.

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            • #7
              Save for the aspartame I wouldn't sweat gum. I chew 6-7 pieces daily and am pretty lean. Helps with IF.

              As far as Spry gum, it's terrible. Doesn't have aspartame but the pieces are tiny and good for 2-3 minutes.

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              • #8
                I have cut way down on the gum chewing and have taken up toothpicks when I really need to chew on something.
                People too weak to follow their own dreams will always try to discourage others.

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                • #9
                  I heard that gum chewing, because of the sweetness, and trigger hunger signals?

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                  • #10
                    I suppose it may for some, but for me it's the opposite. I chew gum to not think about food during my fasting period.

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                    • #11
                      I will chew some if I'm fighting a sugar/carb craving. It helps
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                      • #12
                        I chew cinnamon flavored gum or mint. I find that artificial fruity flavors promote sugar cravings for me. I also chew each piece for 30+ min, because you are supposed to 'work out' all the 3 calories through the act of chewing. Crazy, I know, but it's a CW habit.
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                        • #13
                          its interesting to see people saying chewing gum helps them whilst IF'ing. I would have thought that the physical act of chewing would mess with the body, tricking it into thinking its about to recieve food, and therefore drive stomach acid? i always thought chewing gum on an empty stomach wasnt such a good idea. at least it makes me feel hungry..... thoughts?

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                          • #14
                            I don't like gum, use to love it.
                            When I get to the point I need to chew something, I chew on bones... o.o I don't eat the bones but I do chew on them.

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                            • #15
                              Personally, I find that if I choose gum over food for craving, I usually end up wanting to indulge in the craving so for me it is counterproductive. PLUS, I had a very nasty gum chewing habit of literally switching out the piece like every 10 minutes so I would go through a pack pretty quickly..all the aspartame would KILL my stomach and I would get very bloated/gassy..so for me it is better not to have it. Even 1 piece, it is like crack for a crack addict. I will just crave more gum and then almost be hungrier..same thing if I drink diet soda so I just quit both...which has been HARD to do..I almost need to take up smoking to get over my gum addiction :P

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