If you want to lose weight, you may do better on your diet – chewing, or you may do better on your diet – drinking. Some patients do best off food completely, on pure liquid or formula diets – smoothies, fruit drinks, soups, milk shakes, hot chocolates, etc. There’s nothing to chew, so there’s no mouth action to set you off. Other patients do better working their jaws when they want to lose weight – chewing on bars, cookies, chips, wafers, puddings, Jellos, etc. You probably already know if you are a drinker or a chewer.