Does chewing sugar free gum help to lose weight?
A low-calorie diet and exercise plan are the best approaches to reducing obesity risk, in this case chewing gum may play a role as well. Gum is a low-calorie alternative to satisfying your sweet tooth. A single serving of sugar-free gum contains only five calories, as opposed to hundreds of calories in snacks like cookies or muffins. Marion M. Hetherington of Glasgow Caledonian University found that chewing gum can keep appetite in check.
It’ll certainly burn a few more calories in the long run. The analogy for a situation like this is when you divide a circle into ten equal angles, you get ten angles that are each 36°, but if you remove half a degree from each of them they won’t look much different on their own but the circle will be missing a 5° chunk when you put them all back together.
Would chewing nicotine gum make one lose weight?
Studies have shown that nicotine and weight control do not go together. Some people use smoking as a means of weight control. However, the study showed the smoking acts more of a reward for good behavior than it does anything else.
In other words, people using nicotine for weight control practice good eating habits. They use the nicotine as an alternative to eating or binging. This same effect could come from any activity such as yoga, meditation or walking. It is more of the belief than anything else.
While nicotine is a fascinating drug in the short term, its long term impact on the body weighs heavily against its use.
“Endocrine side effects have included hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance during the long-term use of nicotine gum.”
You’d have to do it almost all the time, though.
It is all tied in with the motion and body movement. You have 33 tiny facial muscles, many of which you involve in the chewing process.
However since they are so small you would require much less energy to produce such motion.
If you compare it with in comparison giant leg muscles, simple chewing is inadequate way to burn calories. You can simply walk a few steps and will burn the same or more amount of calories than chewing.
The best and simplest way to look at it: the more muscle and soft tissue you will employ in a task the more calories you are going to burn.