Confession time: desserts and I have a somewhat complicated relationship.
I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned it here, but as a child, I suffered from food allergies. Not your typical peanut or shellfish allergy that warranted a sizeable EpiPen stock, but something that did disrupt our lives for at least a few years.
I had reactions to artificial food dyes, which meant almost everything delicious and colorful was forbidden.
Eventually I outgrew my “allergy,” but I think the appeal to once off-limits foods lingers, which is why I’ve made myself sick binge-eating candy more times than I’d care to admit.
This back story has a purpose, and I’m here to share an interesting tool to help satisfy your sweet tooth while also combating the urge to overeat: MealEnders.
As a Sweat Pink Ambassador with Fit Approach, I had the opportunity to sample (and share—keep reading for details!) all four flavors of this unique “signaling lozenge.”
What are MealEnders? From their website:
MealEnders Signaling Lozenges are a revolutionary way to help beat overeating, master portion control and curb snacking by clearing cravings from the mouth and mind. MealEnders combines the best of food science and behavioral psychology to offer a stimulant-free way to fight the urge to overindulge.
As someone who eats dessert with gusto and eschews dieting, I was skeptical at first.
However, after giving them a try, I realized that eating like the French (till I’m no longer hungry) is better for my health than stuffing myself silly just because the food is there.
Each lozenge features a creamy coating that is meant to be savored as the sweet ending to your meal. The interesting part, though, is the hard center, which gives a mild, but noticeable, tingling sensation meant to cleanse your palette. The tingling engages the trigeminal nerve, which allows the satiety process time to kick in.
What I like about MealEnders is that they’re a psychological tool, and they are virtually sketch-free unlike almost everything else on the market.
MealEnders are effective—if you are mindful in using them.
I almost always crave something sweet after I return to work from my lunch break. Before, this meant digging through my candy stash or visiting the vending machine. Now I pop a MealEnder lozenge and sometimes (they’re not fool-proof) give my sweet tooth exactly what it needs.
I enjoyed each flavor, but the cinnamon (the coating tastes exactly like cinnamon roll frosting!) and chocolate mint are my favorites.
Will MealEnders replace ice cream or chocolate cake? No. But they are a tasty tool to combat boredom eating and something I’ll keep stashed at my desk for those extra-snacky afternoons! And while I do not have plans to deprive myself of holiday treats, they will come in handy when I’m tempted to overdo it on the candy, cookies, and cakes that appear from now until January.
And now you can win 4 packages (1 of each flavor) of your own!
Giveaway is open to US residents only*
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- Follow @MealEnders on Twitter and Instagram
- Tweet about the giveaway using @MealEnders #FitHolidays @FitApproach #SweatPink
Please leave a separate comment below for each entry you submit.
*One prize per person. If you win this giveaway, and have already won another prize from MealEnders through another blog, please disclose that you have already won so another winner can be chosen.
Giveaway is open from today until Friday, December 4. A winner will be emailed the following week.
Additionally, MealEnders is offering 20% off online orders. Just use the code FitHolidays20 at checkout.
** I received a free sample from MealEnders as a Sweat Pink Ambassador with Fit Approach in exchange for a review. I was not compensated for this blog post, and all opinions are my own.**