My Meal Enders Review

When I was offered the chance to do a MealEnders review through my affiliation with SweatPink and FitApproach, I was intrigued but wary. I do struggle with after-dinner grazing, but I don’t want to take any products with stimulants or herbal ingredients that have not been approved by the FDA. I was intrigued to learn that MealEnders is based on a two-layer taste system instead of a drug effect, and eager to give them a try.

MealEnders Review
When I was dieting, I often would “ruin” a day of cutting calories by raiding the kitchen cabinets at night. I broke the cycle of restricting and over-eating a few years ago, but many evenings I still find myself peering into the pantry looking for “something” to nibble on. I’ve realized that my evening snack attacks ebb and flow with my monthly cycle–some weeks I am not at all interested in eating more after dinner, some weeks I will raid the pantry if I am tired or stressed, and then during those last PMS days all bets are off!

Pantry

I’ve gone through long stretches without mindless munching, but right now is not one of those easy times. I’ve limited what I put in my grocery cart–no cookies or chips–but as you can see, there is still plenty to crunch. I know MealEnders signaling lozenges won’t be a magic fix, but I am hopeful that they will help me regain control without feeling deprived.

So what are MealEnders? MealEnders signaling lozenges look like hard candy, and you are supposed to simply let them dissolve in your mouth. As you do, you first enjoy the sweet, outer “reward” layer designed to taste like “dessert,” and then experience the cooling/tingling inner layer, designed to engage the trigeminal nerve (the nerve that senses β€œtaste” sensations in the mouth) and cue the end of eating. For my MealEnders review I was provided a package of each flavor:  Chocolate Mint, Cinnamon, Mocha and Citrus. The outer layer is sort of creamy (like the yogurt coating of coated raisins?) and does taste good. The inner layer is harder and the sensation feels like the effect of strong mint or mouthwash–it’s not unpleasant, but it does cleanse your palate so you don’t want to eat something else afterwards.

Citrus MealEnders

I’m leaving this package of citrus MealEnders at work,
for when I want “something else” after lunch.

Each MealEnders signaling lozenge has 15 calories, and is low-fat, stimulant-free, gluten-free, kosher, and contains no high fructose corn syrup or MSG. (You can see the MealEnders nutrition labels here). 

One reason I am so optimistic about MealEnders is the holistic approach behind the formulation. They are designed to work on a behavioral, sensory and psychological level to empower smarter eating. Behaviorally, they can be used to mark the end of a meal, fill the 20-minute gap until normal satiety signals reach the brain, and break the cycle of eating and chewing. Sensorially, they provide a sweet taste followed by a palate cleansing sensation designed to engage the trigeminal nerve to cue the cessation of eating. Psychologically, they are designed to heighten mindfulness, create a habitual cueing of meal completion, and empower a sense of control.

Like any tool, MealEnders only can work if you use them. Right now, I’m not grazing right after dinner, but instead get hit with a snack attack mid-way through my evening TV/blogging time. I am using MealEnders to satisfy that craving and help me “close” the kitchen for the night. So far so good, but it’s been one of those easier weeks–I’ll let you know if they get me through that more challenging time of the month. πŸ˜‰ 

You can buy MealEnders directly from their website. If you give MealEnders a try, let me know what you think!

How do you beat snack attacks?

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50 Responses to My Meal Enders Review

  1. I usually don’t keep stuff in the house. I know when it’s there (like right now with Girl Scout cookies!), I’m in trouble.
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  2. I won a box of these and tried them a few times. I’m not sure if they really do anything or it is a placebo effect. Sometimes I just like my Hershey Kiss after dinner and that satisfies me!
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    • Coco says:

      I think the placebo effect could be part of it, but the combination of flavor and sensation might have something to do with it. I might get the same benefit from brushing my teeth, but I’m more likely to have one of these than trudge upstairs … πŸ˜‰
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  3. I am reviewing these as well, so far so good! My stuff time is after lunch when I am in the office πŸ™‚
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  4. Paige c says:

    i try to make some tea before I start snacking cause then it won’t stop!

  5. I definitely found them to help as well, although when I want that dark chocolate square there isn’t much that is going to stop me ; )
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  6. Patty says:

    If I’m in the snacking mood, I will chew gum to keep my mouth busy!

  7. Yum Yucky says:

    Meal Enders. Hmmmm? The concept is interesting but I think the name needs work. Makes me feel like my next meal is being threatened. LOL!
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  8. Marcia says:

    These sound interesting. The way I beat snack attacks is to drink lots of water, take myself away from where I’d usually snack (at home) and just not start cuz then it’s hard to stop. Easier said than done sometimes.
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  9. GiGi Eats says:

    It’s pretty incredible that something like this can work!! I am thrilled you’ve found something to curb your cravings when the mid-evening attack hits!
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  10. This is definitely something that I struggle with (as I just sat back down at my computer after looking through my cabinets for something to snack on!!). Curious to hear how it goes for you!
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  11. I’m not so much the night time snacked as the, ‘I’m out doing errands snacked’ maybe those would be handy in my purse. Interesting idea.
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  12. Vicki Bush says:

    Would love to try these!

  13. Em Mahr says:

    My strategy to stop mindless snacking consists of spending after-dinner time outside or in the den. WHen I don’t see the kitchen, I’m less likely to snack.

  14. Kim says:

    I don’t have a strategy – like right now I’m eating some OHs while I blog and watch TV – my evening relaxation!!!
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  15. I usually try to pop gum post meal. Guess it is the same theory.
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  16. Would love to try these. After dinner munching can be such a big downfall for me. Unfortuneately.
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  17. Beth says:

    Thanks for writing about these. I’d never heard about them but will give them a try to curb cravings for that post dinner nibble. I saw the comment about Girl Scout thin mints. Unfortunately, GS cookies all contain PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED PALM KERNEL OIL (which will all know is full of trans fat – the “0 gms trans fat” is serving size/labeling mumbo-jumbo). So annoying!

  18. Deb Nelson says:

    This is the first I’ve heard of Mealenders…..would love to try them!

  19. Holly E says:

    I try not to wait too long in between meals and I snack on healthy foods like apples, and nuts/seeds.

  20. Sharon Lemire says:

    These are interesting to me. I recently finished chemo which took my taste buds somewhere I don’t like. Foods were tasting vial..then I started losing a lot of weight..size 24 to a 10..which was nice but..I need to stop late night attacks and wonder if these could help…interested and thinking of trying…hmmm payday is on the 3rd…

  21. Becky Gordon says:

    If you ever have more samples, I’d love to try them. I need surgery but must lose 20 lbs since my BMI is too high. Anything that will help my “grazing/boredom” habit, I’m willing to try. Thanks!

  22. Kelley says:

    I would love to try these, it sounds like they would really cut out the second helping… I also want my son to try them. He will be going away to school for the first time and has a tendancy to overeat. If he enjoyed these as much as he might, he could avoid the freshman 15. I haven’t seen many reviews from males.
    Thanks,
    Kelley and Nick

  23. grngrn says:

    They promised me some samples, never got them so I don’t trust them

  24. Sadly they have artificial flavor. I prefer real food so a piece of good dark chocolate followed by an organic mint or brushing my teeth seems a better option.

  25. Dina says:

    I have been eating a half a bag a day, but i dropped a few pounds and stopped snacking, grazing, and having too much sugar. They are expensive, but if you can afford it they are worth it. Gum has sugar, candies have sugar, and SF foods cause more cravings then sugar itself. These have sugar too, but it turns off my craving because i wont be able to taste the sugar in my mouth after having a few. So, i can just shrug off sweets and snacks since i wont be able to enjoy the taste.

  26. I got to try these the first go around. They did keep my mouth busy so that was a plus, never sure if that stuff works or not. Now with no kids at home it is easy just to not buy the bad stuff to start with πŸ™‚
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  27. Cindy Bell says:

    I chew gum also, but that actually makes me get hungry. I was wondering if there is sugar in them. Are they sold in stores?

  28. RUTHANN CLARK says:

    I JUST HEARD OF THESE ON SHARK TANK. DO YOU SEND OUT SAMPLES? I’D LOVETO TRY THE CHOCOLATE ONES. IF I LIKE THERM I WOULD SURELY ORDER THEM.

  29. RUTHANN CLARK says:

    SEND A SAMPLE OF CHOCOLATE.

  30. Joyce h Tripp says:

    I am watching Shark Tank also. If you send a sample and I like the taste, I will make order.

  31. Nancy Warren says:

    Watched on shark tank and would like to get for my husband who eats candy at night while watching tv and he is a type two diabetic.Are you offering samples to try?If it works we will be costumers for life.

  32. nancy warren says:

    Customers

  33. nancy warren says:

    Customers for life

  34. PEGGY says:

    Happy Saturday Coco!
    I too saw these on Shark Tank last night. If you have a few Chocolate, don’t need a bag for sampling, I would be grateful. While watching ST I was consuming dry cereal mixed with semi-sweet chocolate chips…go figure.
    Thank you in advance.

  35. BetsiGirl says:

    I would appreciate a sample if you have any left. Sounds like this is just what I need. Thanks in advance!

  36. Coco says:

    Sorry, I don’t have any more samples, but they are worth a try!
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