MealEnders Review & Giveaway

MealEnders

Disclosure: I was not compensated monetarily, but was provided MealEnders for review through Fit Approach. All opinions are my own.

I have to admit, I was a bit hestitant to try the MealEnders at first. I kept thinking that I do not NEED a product to help me stop eating when I am full or to replace dessert. However, when I read more about the product, I realized that it could be a useful tool to help individuals SAVOR food.  For the peeps that scarf down food so fast the body cannot even recognize when full, MealEnders could be a ticket to slow down.

How MealEnders Work: 

  1. Identify when you want to take a MealEnders. For example, instead of a second helping, in place of dessert, or when a craving strikes.
  2. Savor the MealEnder and allow it to completely dissolve. You don’t want to bite into it. The beauty of this product is that it has a sweet coating around the hard candy piece. The hard candy piece provides a tingling sensation. It will take awhile to finish- up to 20 minutes- which teaches you the art of savoring.
  3. According to the brochure, MealEnders work with the body’s natural hunger and fullness signaling process to clear the desire to overeat from your mind and mouth.

I tried them right after a meal. Every once in awhile I like a little something sweet after my meal so I decided to try a MealEnder this past week to give them an honest go. MealEnders come in four flavors currently: Chocolate Mint, Cinnamon, Mocha, and Citrus. I have to say, my favorite is the Citrus and I LOVE the tingling sensation. It really was satisfying for my taste buds!

MealEnders are food-based so are regulated by the FDA as a food product. This is not a stimulant or supplement by any means. Each lozenge is 15 calories, contains 2 grams of sugar, and is low-fat, stimulant-free, gluten-free, kosher, and contains no high fructose corn syrup or MSG.

I know many peeps that like to know ingredients too. The citrus product contains: Key Lime Confectionary coating {sugar, palm kernal oil, nonfat dry milok solids, natural flavor, whole milk solids, soy lecithin, artificial color and salt}, Corn syrup, Sugar, Citric acid, and Natural & Artificial flavors.

Could MealEnders replace the office candy bowl? I love the message on the wrapper!

SavorDontChew

And now time for a giveaway! One of you will receive all 4 flavors to try. Comment below to enter the giveaway. I will pick a random winner by next Friday the 13th. Bonus entry for each day you tweet the giveaway!

WTEW: Savor each Flavor

SAVOR

Today isn’t necessarily a “What to Eat” Wednesday. It is more like a “How to Eat” Wednesday, but that’s okay. There’s room for that. Today and tomorrow during your Thanksgiving meals, savor each flavor!

Did you hear me?

SAVOR.

That is such an important word and one that so many people disregard over the holidays. Savor. It means to taste good food or drink and enjoy it completely. If you do this with every bite, you will be less likely to overindulge and end up asleep on the couch 5 minutes after your meal. What I also like about the word is that it does not mean to restrict. Go ahead, eat that piece of pie you have been eyeing. And don’t feel guilty afterwards or feel like you have to run it off. Enjoy it.

The Thanksgiving meal is not a competition of who can eat the most food, although most of us do eat a little more than usual. If you like Mr. Bean (I have never been a huge fan, but thought this was pretty funny), this is how NOT to eat at holiday parties and Thanskgiving gatherings.

 

So this Thanksgiving, we are all going to savor each flavor. Now tell me, what is your absolute favorite thing to eat on Thanksgiving? Mine is probably pumpkin pie or sweet potatoes with butter/cinnamon (but I eat sweet potatoes even not on Thanksgiving. I LOVE them!) And if someone brings a homemade plate of cookies, you better believe there is one with my name on it.

What will you be savoring this holiday? And before we go, one more VERY important thing…

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!