Women exposed to the scent of bananas lost up to 17 pounds per month in a study at the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago. "The aroma triggers signals in the brain's satiety center," explains study author Alan Hirsch, M.D. "This fools your brain into sending the message that you're full, without the extra calories."
Here's a recipe for a super-slimming potpourri:
Soak 1/4 inch slices of 1 banana in lemon juice for 6 minutes. Place on a paper towel on a microwave- safe plate. In microwave, heat 5 mintues; cool. Place in a bowl with dried petals of 6 roses, 5 cinnamon sticks and 1/2 cup walnuts. Display wherever snack attacks strike.
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