We all start a new diet with the best intentions and highest hopes. This time it will FINALLY work. We’re sure of it.
And it usually does, too. For a week or so.
Then, it happens. The one thing that’s undone diets since the beginning of time surfaces. The cravings kick in and start to undermine your best efforts.
Your sweet tooth BEGS you for just a little treat. “C’mon, pal. You’ve been doing so well. You REALLY deserve a break today.”
The temptation to cheat becomes overwhelming. And when you give in, your sweet tooth rewards you with taste buds firing on all cylinders.
Knowing what’s waiting for you can make starting a new, healthier eating plan seem like a set up to fail.
But new research reveals a safe and natural way to silence that sweet tooth long enough to overcome those diet-busting cravings.
Reset your sweet tooth for dieting success
The name gymnema sylvestre might not ring any bells. But this herbal extract has been used for centuries in traditional medicine in India, where it’s known simply as “gurmar.”
In English, gurmar roughly translates as “sugar destroyer.”
And now, that ancient nickname is backed up by modern science. New research revealed that gymnema sylvestre can literally destroy the taste of sugar in your mouth.
There are several forms of this natural cravings killer. But the new study tested a popular melt-in-your-mouth version, which dissolves into your taste buds to change flavors.
It’s not permanent, of course. But for a little while, snacks taste less sweet, and some can even taste bitter and unpleasant. That can essentially help “reset” your brain to reduce sweet-tooth cravings.
The SUGAR DESTROYER helps WIPE OUT cravings
In the new study, volunteers were given some candy to eat, like Snickers and Kit Kats. They were then given either a dosage of the melt-in-your-mouth gymnema sylvestre or a placebo to dissolve in the mouth for 90 seconds, followed by a second serving of chocolate.
For the second serving, they were asked to rate the taste and how much they enjoyed eating it. Then participants were allowed to keep eating the chocolate if they wanted to.
The ones who got the “sugar destroyer” found the chocolate just wasn’t tasty anymore. And many users simply stopped eating the candy.
Overall, the group of volunteers had a…
- 3 percent reduction in the amount of candy eaten
- 7 percent drop in desire for sugary food
- 31 percent decrease in feelings of “pleasantness” from eating candy
Even better, the folks who said they typically have a pretty strong sweet tooth saw the biggest benefits.
If you want to give gymnema sylvestre a try, it’s available online and in stores where supplements are sold. Capsule versions are designed to help with blood sugar control. But if you want to kill those sweet-tooth cravings, you’ll want one that dissolves or comes in a liquid dropper.
Gurmar has to hit your taste buds to work, so don’t eat it or swallow it. Just let it sit in your mouth for about 90 seconds.
Most people take it right after eating, to stop between-meal cravings. That way, by the time you’re ready to eat again, the effect will have worn off.