Chewing gum is not a serious weight-loss strategy. Studies show that chewing gum can burn around 11 calories an hour. This means that if you chewed gum 11 hours a day, you might lose an extra pound a month. There is one complicating element. If you chew gum that contains sugar, calories can quickly add up at about 10 calories per stick. The sugar from the gum is not good for your teeth either.
Chewing gum does have benefits if it serves as a strategy for overeating and it may be helpful to those who are emotional eaters. It can also replace dessert, providing a sweet pleasant taste after a meal. If you find that chewing gum helps in your efforts to establish healthy eating habits, that’s great. Watch out for unsubstantiated advertising claims for special "weight management gum" that has ingredients claiming to lead to superior weight loss results.