If you love the smell of chocolate cupcakes and warm sugar cookies you're not alone. Sniff away to help melt away the pounds. Research ahas shown that sweet smells can help curb your sweet cravings and drop the pounds.

The theory is that the brain has smelled the fresh cookies and signals to your stomach that it's full.  Maybe this is how people who work in bakeries manage  not to eat cupcakes and cookies all day.

I have worked in a bakery and honestly,  I wanted to take a bite out of every wedding cake that came my way. Look to your favorite Yankee Candle and Bath & Body shop to eat up some pretty sweet smells.