As part of my Sweat Pink Ambassadorship I received four packs of MealEnders for free in exchange for a review. I volunteered for this opportunity, and all opinions are my own.
When I heard about the MealEnders lozenges, I was super intrigued! One of the reasons I like to have fruit at the end of my meals is to give me a little sweet finish so my brain gets the hint that I’m done. The point of these is to do that in the 20 minutes it takes for your brain to get the signal that you’re full. How do they do all this??
MealEnders consist of two components: a sweet, outer reward layer and a cooling/tingling inner core. The outer layer provides a measured dose of “dessert,” usually associated with the end of a meal. The inner core engages the trigeminal nerve (the nerve that senses “taste” sensations in the mouth) with long-lasting cooling/tingling sensations to cue the end of eating and clear the palate. By keeping your mouth and mind occupied for up to 20 minutes (the Overeating Zone—when you are full, but often continue to eat because your brain has not yet received the “fullness” signal), MealEnders naturally transition you away from the desire to overindulge, giving your body’s natural satiety process time to catch up and let you know your full.
You can check out Why We Overeat on their website for a nifty graphic that explains it too!
So, I’m guessing the things you want to know are 1) are they good and 2) do they work…they are so good that I could overeat them if I didn’t remind myself to let the full lozenge dissolve! The outer layer is so dessert-like. Almost dipped in chocolate (which makes no sense for the citrus and cinnamon flavors, but it’s the consistency and sweetness I’m going for). The inner core is where the scientific goodness is, it’s a tingling sensation that kind of reminds me of the feeling of having just brushed your teeth but without the mintiness.
There are four flavors – Chocolate Mint, Mocha, Cinnamon and Citrus. It was no surprise to me that Chocolate Mint was my favorite! But I liked them all. I was surprised to like the Citrus flavor because it just sounds weird. I didn’t have them after every meal, or even every day, but if I felt the urge to keep eating or snack, I’d grab one, cycling through the flavors. I couldn’t even play favorites because I liked them all. But I love sweets! I think everyone could have a flavor they enjoy with these. The cinnamon is like pie and the citrus is hard to explain, but good…I kind of want to go have one now to try to describe it better!
Now the other thing you want to know…how you can get them yourself! I’m giving away 4 packs of MealEnders (one of each flavor) to one US reader! Just comment below by Thursday, March 26th at 11:59pm ET and I’ll pick a name out of a hat on Friday.
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