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Mindie Cate

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Posted: 07 May 2010, 17:42
Rolling Eyes Do you think it's possible to gain weight from smelling delicious foods? I don't know about any of that, but here's what I do know...On Cinco de Mayo there were like 5 potlucks at my work place. Every dept. I walked through to get to my desk was having one. The path I had to take was by the tables for each one and the food smelled great!! It was only 3 days into my Phase I so as you can imagine, it was a testy situation. To top it off, the pot luck in my own dept. was conveniently located in front of my cube!! yeah, that's cube!! Talk about temptation. I did very well though. I only had a small amount of beans with some lettuce and tomatoes. It was quite satisfying!! Look out temptation!! I'm stronger than you!!. Seriously though, if anyone can answer my opening question, I'd really like to know.

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Posted: 07 May 2010, 17:44
No, you have to ingest the calories to gain weight.

Consider this a good thing, especially if you're a professional pudding wrestler by night. Razz

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Posted: 07 May 2010, 17:47
I feel very strongly that you can not gain weight from smelling delicious foods. I do know that when you smell something, you are inhaling molecules of that thing (or atoms or quarks or whatever.) I know this because I went to a class on how to make flavors one time, and they use a tool to identify all the molecules in the headspace of whatever they wanted to match to come up with the flavor they were after.

But, I'm guessing the calories found in the molecules of the things you inhale are pretty negligible.

Did you gain weight after inhaling all that wonderful smelling food?
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Posted: 07 May 2010, 18:11
If you can smell it you can taste it...but you cant gain weight from it. Going into an outhouse in the middle of summer takes on a whole new
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Posted: 08 May 2010, 02:03
i remember a long time ago there was a local news report on a new diet where people had these little food smelling vials. supposedly it tricked their brain into thinking they ate the the foods so it would make them crave less...
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