Saw Kym Douglas on the Ellen Show talking about a UK study where women wore a patch with vanilla extract to control sweet cravings.
Vanilla apparently triggers serotonin (a natural feel good chemical messenger) in the brain which helps curb cravings for sweets and chocolates. A bit of searching Google reveals this is not a new study (it goes back to 2000).
Kym’s suggestion was to create a do it yourself “Slimming Spray” by mixing the following in a spray bottle:-
- Pure natural vanilla extract
- Distilled water
- Rubbing alcohol
Spray on and stop those sweet cravings.