I love the pizzas loaded with red pepper or onions and pineapple. The lunches were also good. I have lost nine pounds since I started the diet. I get to eat three meals a day plus a snack and a dessert. Customers who bought this item also bought. The audio is poor or missing.
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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. After using Mealenders for almost 1. I got on board with these things early and I am so glad I did.
I think that it's really important to understand what the behavioral science concept is behind Mealenders before even considering whether to try them. They are NOT a silver bullet to losing weight. What they ARE is an incredibly powerful and revolutionary tool to learn to eat mindfully.
Calling it "revolutionary" may seem like hyperbole, but I think that the brilliance of a "signaling lozenge" is hard to overestimate for those of us that have been trying to incorporate mindful eating principles to control weight. As a middle aged gal, I've tried lots and lots of different products and diets throughout the years and sometimes had some success but always ended with a frustrating weight rebound.
Mindfulness toward eating changed all that. I'll have a Mealender as soon as I finish my lunch or dinner not always, but usually, especially if I'm in a restaurant.
Sugar's not my Big problem, snacking is, but it is a problem. They have to be gently sucked to be effective. If you chew them all the benefit is lost. Once the "signal" comes in about mins or so, the unmistakeable tingling think "Zotz"for you old-timers tells you you're completely done eating and moving on.
It feels pretty good actually to watch everyone's fork swordplay going at the desserts "for the table" while I sit it out and gain the confidence of knowing I avoided those calories and I'm still not suffering.
I read somewhere on the Mealenders website that the founder got the idea for them when he used to brush his teeth right after eating because the toothpaste taste told him he was done eating and a toothpaste taste in the mouth doesn't exactly enhance the taste of food.
This made sense to me, but it's not just that the toothpaste taste in my mouth makes me not able to continue eating, it's that I've decided to stop eating and brush my teeth. It's that similar self-determination that's necessary for Mealenders to effectively help you stop eating. If you want to stop eating, Mealenders will help condition you to mindfully achieve that result.
When I read negative reviews about people who try one but complain that it didn't stop them from continuing to eat, I think they didn't have a real understanding of what Mealenders are all about. If you bought a pedometer with the hope of walking more steps, would you blame the pedometer itself if it functioned like it's supposed to but you still decided not to walk?
You've got to want the result, and if you do, Mealenders can really help you with that. Salty snacks, the greasier the better and plenty of them. Pretty gross to acknowledge as I write this review. That's always been my big problem. I make my kids lunches most mornings and used to actually sneak a few handfuls of chips and other bad stuff while I packed them into baggies. Yes, I'm that weak.
This seemingly impulsive repulsive? I knew from learning about mindful eating what I had to do, but it wasn't until Mealenders that I really got a handle on it.
Now, when I make these lunches I start by popping a Mealender in my mouth and sucking on it while I pack the food. The fact that I'm avoiding the snacking hazard is in the front of my mind, especially when the tingling signal kicks in.
Once the chips are safely put away I start my coffee routine and move on with my day, having a Mealender occasionally when I find myself wandering into the kitchen thinking about a snack, then walk out of the room while I continue slowly sucking the Mealender. Ok, so to wrap this up, I first bought them here on Amazon, but now I buy them directly from the Mealenders website because they have a 9 pack deal that I unfortunately can't get on Amazon yet.
My favorite flavor is chocolate mint as the mint reminds me of the toothpaste sensation I alluded to earlier. Mocha is a close 2nd. The website lets you pick and choose quantities for the 9 packs so I'll get some of each. Mealenders are not for everybody, but I really like them a lot.
I hope that my review gives you a better idea of what they're all about so you can make a more realistic decision whether to give them a try. Love these little gems. The perfect end of a meal and a good signal to my tummy that the party's over. I need will power when it comes to dieting. This worked for me to curb the munchies to some degree, but you have to want to skip the snack. Chocolate Mint Verified Purchase. Great tool to control overeating! These work well in stopping the urge to continue eating.
The inside tastes horrible and coats your mouth so you don't want to eat or drink anything else. I usually spit them out before they are done. I still gave them a 5 star rating and I am going to buy my second bag because the chocolate is rewarding even though the inner candy is terrible.
They don't take away the urge to eat. They numb your tongue for s few minutes. Would not buy again. For the first half of your program, you primarily follow menus that include Jenny Craig foods for seven days a week.
For special events or other times when you need an alternate option, your consultants will offer guidance for meals on your own.
When you have lost half of your total weight-loss goal, you make the transition to five to six days of menus that include Jenny Craig foods and one to two days of your own foods. Throughout your program, you work with your consultant to utilize behavioral strategies to address challenges like emotional, social and unconscious eating and dining out, as well as to build an enjoyable, active lifestyle.
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Please try again later. I was looking for a more affordable diet plan of this type and not only found it with WonderSlim, but also found it to be much better tasting too! I have since made more purchases, and in 4 weeks, I've lost 10 pounds I was shorted 2 meals in each box I ordered. I purchased Wonderslim hoping I could supplement Nutrisystem with different meals.
The 3-day program seemed much cheaper than Nutrisystem - for good reason. Once you open the box, inside are plain white paper bags containing "food". The only labeling is the name and cooking instructions. The cooking instructions are worthless and the meals taste awful. Lot of aspartame or aspartame-tasting stuff.
And the food does not leave you full like Nutrisystem does. This morning I tried the apple cinnamon oatmeal and, after I couldn't eat it, I tried it on my dogs who love human food, and they rejected it. The nutritional info is not on the individual packages, but in a pamphlet that comes in the box. This makes me suspicious. I've also tried Jenny Craig and MediFast with good results. But Wonderslim is to be avoided. Finally, it does not save you money. In the long run it costs more. I gave it 2 stars, rather than one, because the shakes are more or less ok.
One person found this helpful 2 people found this helpful. A great boost to jump start your diet. I've found myself stuck at the same weight for months.