MealEnders Signaling Lozenges for Appetite Control
MealEnders are "signaling lozenges" that help control appetite, curb cravings, and stop overeating at the end of meals when all you want is a big fat piece of pie. And then another. MealEnders are also the latest diet ploy to suck me in as part of my (fast-becoming-futile) attempt to go clean and dry in January.
Rather than using the power of my will to eat healthy and stop after having consumed a normal portion of food, I - and enough others to bring and keep gimmicks like MealEnders in existence - prefer to have a procedure or pill or, in this case, a tingling lozenge disguised as hard candy, do it for me.
According to MealEnders, their "antidote to overeating" works by giving your palate a hit of sweetness to tell your brain it's having dessert (the soft outer shell) followed pretty quick by a hard center that cleanses the palate with cooling, tingling sensations on your tongue. The effect supposedly triggers the Full and Done Eating setting in your brain, moving your focus away from food for the 20 minutes we've been taught it takes for natural fullness to set in.
The only reason I think MealEnders might have something is that if I can force myself to brush my teeth after a normal-human-sized dinner, prior to eating 3 more normal-human-sized dinners topped off with a pint of ice cream, I am typically less interested in food and able to withstand the binge. Maybe it's the minty, tingly toothpaste, or my brain associating that flavor with doneness.
MealEnders also claim to be good at controlling cravings and curbing appetite in the middle of the day. And they're obviously easier than a toothbrush and toothpaste to take on the go, pop in your mouth, and consume without drawing attention and drooling white foam everywhere.
MealEnders Signaling Lozenges come in flavors Citrus, Chocolate Mint, Mocha, and Cinnamon.