There are some habits that are just really hard to break. Our bodies and brains have come to expect that we eat or drink certain things at certain times, and like Pavlovian dogs, we have cravings and reactions to those expectations.
I always want a glass of red wine when my team has conference calls on Monday nights.
I always want popcorn and peanut M&Ms (or Milk Duds) at the movies.
I always want coffee when I roll out of bed – more for the taste than for the actual caffeine.
I always want something sweet after a big meal, especially during the holidays.
Unfortunately, when you are trying to be fit and make healthy choices, these cravings don’t always match up with your health and fitness goals. That craving for sweets turns into eating one piece of pumpkin pie, and then another, and sometimes another. When food tastes so good, it can be difficult to stop!
MealEnders and Portion Control
Thankfully, there is a new product called MealEnders that can help us overcome those cravings so we can stick to proper portion control and reduce overeating. A first-of-its kind weight management product, MealEnders are low calorie, stimulant-free “Signaling Lozenges” designed to help you avoid overeating and master portion control by clearing cravings from the mouth and mind. MealEnders work with your body’s natural hunger and fullness rhythms, using a combination of behavioral psychology and sensory science. Unlike diets or diet aids that focus solely on your stomach, MealEnders cue the end of eating by targeting the mind’s attention and the body’s reaction to active-taste sensations.
I am not a fan of any chemical-laden weight loss pills or supplements, so I was happy to find that MealEnders was stimulant-free, gluten-free, low fat, kosher, and contained no high fructose corn syrup or MSG. MealEnders are a tool, not a magic potion, that works on a behavioral, sensory and psychological level.
I was able to try MealEnders at our family Thanksgiving dinner. And boy was that a good time to try them out too — with all the pumpkin pie and vanilla ice cream and cookies and delicious stuffing and potatoes! Oh, all my favorite foods in one day. I planned to enjoy a normal-sized portion of my favorite foods, and pop in a MealEnder when I had finished. I was happy to find that the tasty little lozenge really helped me to not want to keep eating!#Win the #MealEnders #giveaway @MealEnders #sweatpink @FitApproach #partyfit Click To Tweet
I’ve tasted all four flavors: Chocolate Mint, Cinnamon, Mocha, and Citrus. I think the chocolate mint is my favorite (think of Andes mints at the end of an Olive Garden meal haha), but they are actually all tasty! Sometimes you want to taste chocolate at the end of your meal, sometimes you want something fruity and clean, and sometimes you want that spice. They all have a tasty coating on the outside, and a tingly/cooling inner lozenge that helps to signal your brain that you’ve finished eating. I was surprised at how effective the MealEnders actually work! And one is enough to help me not overeat — unlike some popular sugar-filled mints that trigger more cravings and make me want to chomp on about 20 pieces until my tongue goes numb.
How would you like to try MealEnders for yourself? One lucky reader be able to win 4 bags of MealEnders Signaling Lozenges, one of each flavor. That’s a $50 value! Just follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter below and enter with as many options as you like!
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This post was sponsored by MealEnders, as I received a product to review and give away in exchange for my honest opinion. As always, all comments and opinions are my own.