10 Food Habits to Keep You Healthy Without Dieting

8. Chew mint gum if you are hungry.

Chewing sugar-free mint-flavored gum can help you stave of hunger. The mint flavor dulls the taste buds and kills the urge to eat. Research conducted at the University of Rhode Island found that people who chewed gum consumed fewer calories at lunch and did not compensate by eating more later in the day.