Certain scents can help you lose weight

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  1. tiggerlover

    tiggerlover <font color=33CC99>Still waiting for "the talk"<br

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    I just read an article in Shape Magazine that says research shows that any pleasant scent, even those from candles and oils, can suppress appetite. They did a study of 3,193 people who sniffed certain scents when a food craving hit and they averaged a 2.1% reduction in body mass, or a 5-pound weight loss per month during the 6 month study. The researcher said, "Smelling something good tricks your brain into thinking you have eaten it and what works best is the smell of the food you like best." I don't know if it will work, but maybe I should buy a chocolate scented Yankee Candle!

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  3. nativetxn

    nativetxn <font color=teal>Moderator<br><font color=red>Hono Moderator

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    How very interesting. I'll have to watch for chicken fried steak scented candles ;)
     
  4. newmousecateer

    newmousecateer Babcia Extraordinaire/B-Elder YaYa

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    ROFLMBO Katholyn!:p
     
  5. Liz

    Liz Make a miracle!

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    That's interesting but it sure seems like smelling a food you crave would make you want it even more. I've always avoided the food scented candles like sugar cookie, etc. because then my family would come in thinking I was baking and then be disappointed!!!
     
  6. TigH

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    Hmm, maybe Yankee Candle paid for the test results to swing in their favor? It could really boost their sales (kidding!) :)

    I hope they make a lime margarita on the rocks with no salt and tortilla chips with cilantro infused salsa candle. MMMMMMM!!!!!
     
  7. ahutton

    ahutton WDW Bride Dec 6, 1996

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    Funny, but I could believe this. I find that when I do baking for a while that by the time I'm finished I usually want a lot less than I would normally want. Same if I spend a long time cooking a large meal. Maybe that is why? Now I just need to figure out how to get rid of what I spend a long time cooking without actually eating it, and maybe then I'll make some REAL progress!!

    I want the Chicken Fried Steak Candle too!!!
     

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