How to stop snacking after dinner? Brush Your Teeth.

If you are trying to lose some body fat and get a little healthier, one thing you might do is cut out after-dinner snacking, especially if it’s not healthy snacks that you’re eating.

Maybe you snack inadvertently.  You know, you’re making lunch for tomorrow (either your own or someone else’s) and before you know it, it goes like this “Piece of turkey on the bread, piece of turkey in my mouth, piece of turkey on the bread, piece of turkey in my mouth.  Sandwich complete!”  If you’re making enough lunches, you may end up consuming the equivalent of 2 dinners!

What to do?

Brush your teeth.  Seriously.

Look, inherently, human beings (all creatures?) will take the easy way if they can.  If you have just flossed and brushed and rinsed or whatever your routine is, chances are pretty good you’re not going to want to do it again in a few hours, so you won’t eat.   If that doesn’t work, the fact that you’ve just had toothpaste/mouthwash in your mouth probably will.  Those turkey scraps won’t taste the same.  Try brushing and then drinking a glass of orange juice if you’re not sure what I mean and really want to test out that theory.

What have you got to lose (other than those last 5 pounds)?

Give it a try. Tell me if it works for you or not.

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