Sunday, June 10, 2007

Brush Your Teeth

Current Weight: 223 lbs.
Change 7: Brush your teeth after each meal.

For the average person, every evening your metabolism slows down, preparing your body for rest. Eating in the late hours of the day is a sure way to store those calories as fat. One trick to prevent yourself from eating in the late hours is to brush your teeth after dinner.

Brushing your teeth cleanses your mouth and cleans your teeth, and while most people typically start their day brushing their teeth, it is best performed after every meal to clear the food stuck to your teeth. Otherwise, the food you just ate sits on your teeth, eating away at the enamel.

Once you brush your teeth, your teeth have a fresh, clean feeling, deterring you from wanting to eat immediately after, especially foods that contain citric acid, which reacts with the fluoride in such a way as to create a horrible taste in your mouth.

3 comments:

Build Muscle and Burn Fat said...

Charles, I enjoyed reading your blog today. You are making great progress.

The tip on brushing your teeth is a good one, and one I just recently wrote about on my own website (one of those honest ones with free information!). It seems like such an easy thing to do that everyone would be doing it; however, it remains one of those "hidden gems" that people can use to quell those cravings at night.

Keep up the good work, and I will stop by often to keep up with your success !

Charles Patterson said...

Thanks for the comment. I've only been doing this for my own record, but its nice to know my readership has increased by 1. I've also added a link to your site as I found a few of your articles useful.

build muscle and burn fat said...

Thank you for the link.

Keeping a journal is a great way to make it real and keep track of what is going well and what is not.

Keep it up, and know that you have at least 1 loyal reader!