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Recalibrating my Post-Marathon Hunger Signals: MealEnders Review + Giveaway

Particularly in light of the recent NEDA Awareness Week, I would like to say that parts of this post may be triggering, and it might be best for those with disordered pasts to take a break from Suzlyfe for the day. Love you all, and I want what is best for you!

So I want to be VERY VERY clear before I start this review. This is NOT about controlling calories. Hello, if you train for marathons, you need calories. In fact, check out this post for some great fueling options of nutritious and delicious calories that can help you achieve your goals, rather than just fill you with salt and sugar. This is about relearning boundaries. Because I seem to have given them the middle finger.

And during marathon training? That was fine. In fact, it was necessary. When you are training for marathons, even with you are a bottomless pit like myself, you often must eat past the point of comfort and satiety in order to get “enough” in. This is especially true for myself, as I don’t do well with the calorie-dense foods that many nutritionists might recommend (that is why I rely on these foods to fuel my training). But I get so used to being uncomfortable that it become the new “comfortable” or the “new normal.” So what happens after the marathon?

sperience chicago eleni egg white omelet

Decidedly NOT portion controlled.

After Twin Cities, I made a conscious effort to continue to eat as if in the middle of training because my body was still recovering and repairing. And I have done the same this week as well–even though I am resting my quad and my body, I am still making sure that I get good nutrition in. But after TCM, I never really had to go through a complete recallibration of my appetite because I immediately found myself back in a highly active lifestyle (which was not planned).

But now? I am going to make a conscious effort to let my body rest properly. And though I am not trying to lose weight, I would love to be able to eat in a sort of normal fashion. I’ve spoken about this a few times, but I completely lack the ability to say “when” as it pertains to food. I have long had an insatiable appetite, but taken (it seems) to the next level–I eat past the point of satiety, past the point of comfort, past the point of sense. Hello, Alex and I ate 2 jumbo bags of chips together with very little help during Super Bowl weekend. I honestly get nervous before I go to parties and things because I know that I lack the ability to turn it off–not because I am worried about the calories, but I seriously just.can’t.stop. It doesn’t matter what it is–healthy veggies or glutonous snack foods, I will overeat. And if it is in front of me, it doesn’t stand a chance. Even if I DON’T LIKE IT. 

chocomoose suz sugar candy bin

I have issues with sugar.

This doesn’t mean that I haven’t been successful in developing various techniques for trying to put the kibosh on my eating. But the problem comes when they become just another component of what I eat, and not the end.

Ultimately, I think that it comes down to three things:

  • Getting in the proper nutrition that actually satisfies and fuels my body sufficiently
  • Giving my brain and stomach time to have a conversation that yes, they are done
  • Breaking the cycle.

A New Strategy with MealEnders

I was honestly curious about MealEnders the first time that I saw them on a blog–On the one hand, I thought to myself, well, I already do that time of thing–follow a meal with a mint or something of the sort–what is so different about this? What makes this so special?

mealenders how it works

Well, dress me up and call me Polly. I was a doubter, and I will say that I was honestly surprised by the effect that the MealEnder had for me. I first tried the Mocha, and not only was the outer layer super tasty and Tootsie Roll Like, it acted as my little after-meal-chocolate that I often have. And then the minty inner was more than just my typical Tic Tac, which, come on, has basically become candy for me. It was honestly a challenge for me not to chomp into it (I’m a chewer, not a sucker), but I’m glad that I did. The core isn’t overpowering, but what is so cool about it is that it actually tingles on your tongue! And I won’t lie, it actually helped me break the cycle and say “when” because it was so different and intriguing.

MealEnders_Wrappers_Small

I don’t intend to use these after every meal, but I think that I may keep one on hand if I find myself sliding down that slippery slope. Because veggies or chips, sometimes, it is just exhausting not to be able to stop.

mealenders review giveaway suzlyfe

If you are curious about MealEnders and would like to give it a try, enter for the chance to win all 4 of the flavors! Sorry non-US loves, this is only for the US peeps

I want to be clear that though I have had certain food predilections in the past, I have never dealt with unhealthy exercise issues or attempted to punish myself through food restriction. My restrictive issues in the past largely revolved around body-trust issues as a result of my Crohn’s Disease (I have several posts about this in my Tough Talk Series). I would not have engaged in this review if it could have been detrimental to my mental or physical health, and I would not suggest this product if you are worried that you might use the product for anything other than sporadic behavioral conditioning. I am not recommending this as a weight loss tool nor am I using it as one myself!

I was given the opportunity to try MealEnders through my Partnership with SweatPink. Decisions and opinions are my own.

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95 Comments

  • Reply Amber

    OMG SUZ, WE ARE THE SAME PERSON, SERIOUSLY
    ” I honestly get nervous before I go to parties and things because I know that I lack the ability to turn it off–not because I am worried about the calories, but I seriously just.can’t.stop. It doesn’t matter what it is–healthy veggies or glutonous snack foods, I will overeat. And if it is in front of me, it doesn’t stand a chance”

    THIS IS ME, TO A T. even WITH my limitations, IF there is something I can have (hello veggie tray and tortilla chips or nuts) I will literally NOT stop eating them…I cannot help it. I actually used to binge eat when I as stressed and have thus stopped that, but social gatherings/parties are my weakness, where if it’s there, and I can have it, I’m going overboard, to the point where I become sick…I am working on this, by having a drink in my hand, or chewing gum, or removing myself, but my brain just gets all crazy and is like EAT UNTIL YOU POP
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    March 6, 2015 at 5:46 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      And especially for those of us with sensitive stomachs, it is just a road to our own destruction. Because then we can make ourselves actually sick.

      March 6, 2015 at 8:05 am
  • Reply Tiffany @ The Chi-Athlete

    I’m not going to lie, friend: I’m not sure that I’m even over my post-Chicago marathon appetite. It’s slowly but surely calming down, but I haven’t dealt with this sort of unsatisfied eating in a long time. I’m VERY, VERY curious about these little doo-dads!
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    March 6, 2015 at 5:48 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I know. I just want to know that I have the ability to stop myself. Cause right now? nope.

      March 6, 2015 at 8:07 am
  • Reply Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie

    I am so intrigued by these Meal Enders! I mean, do they actually make you want to stop stuffing the fourth slice of pizza in your mouth? If so, sign me up!

    This is actually a topic my friend and I have been talking a lot about. We both felt like we gained weight with half marathon training due to not controlling portion sizes and just eating as we want because we are “burning” it off. Um, no. It will catch up to you haha.
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    March 6, 2015 at 6:16 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I don’t think they keep your from the fourth piece of pizza (especially if you need it) but they do give the chance to think about it!

      March 6, 2015 at 8:08 am
  • Reply Amy @ Life to the Full

    Very cool product! I do feel tempted to demolish everything on my plate sometimes, but I’m actually worse at wanting to finish what’s on our toddler’s plate! Definitely a habit that needs to break… Drinking plenty of water is my main way to battle overeating. When I’m thirsty, I feel like I want to eat everything in sight!
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    March 6, 2015 at 6:37 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I’m the same way–lots of fluids. But then I spend the whole day in the bathroom!

      March 6, 2015 at 8:10 am
  • Reply Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine

    It’s so hard to go from running a million miles and eating a ton, to not running at all but still feeling like you need to eat ALL the food. My appetite has just recently started to adjust to my decrease in physical activity.
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    March 6, 2015 at 6:41 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Well, and the thing for me is that I’ve been in training for so long, I don’t know how to not be in training mode…

      March 6, 2015 at 8:11 am
  • Reply Annmarie

    I love MealEnders and have nearly gone through my supply- I don’t use them after every meal but they come in hand when I wanna snack or after dinner. My hubby loves them too, he is a chronic snacker and overeater and they have really helped him!
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    March 6, 2015 at 6:47 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I glad to see that they can be part of a healthy lifestyle, not just a dieting lifestyle! I think that is important for people to see!

      March 6, 2015 at 8:12 am
  • Reply Renee @ Bendiful Blog

    Meah meal enders sound to me like trouble. I’ve spent many years learning to listen to my body. To know when I’m bored and eating and when I’m actually hungry eating. I feel like these would be a step in the wrong direction. But for those still on the journey they could be a good step in the right direction? I’m not sure. They look interesting. Good review and great disclaimer at the top I can see this being a trigger for some. Love ya Suz!
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    March 6, 2015 at 6:52 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you for being open minded. My trouble is that I know that I am done, and yet listening to my body isn’t enough–it is screaming for me to stop.

      March 6, 2015 at 8:15 am
  • Reply Salt

    I am very curious about these and I’m so glad you put in the disclaimer because honestly for myself that’s automatically where my mind went. Based on my past I don’t think these would be the best idea for me, but I do wonder if they deliver what they say they will!
    On another note JELLYBEANS!!!!!
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    March 6, 2015 at 7:02 am
  • Reply Kate @ Baking in Yoga Pants

    I definitely can go a little overboard at times, especially when I’ve let myself get too hungry. Snacks between meals are key for me in staying balanced!
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    March 6, 2015 at 7:08 am
  • Reply Kathryn @ Dancing to Running

    I’m so intrigued by Meal Enders. Since I’m nearing the end of half marathon training, I’m hungry all of the time and seem to be wanting to eat everything in sight!
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    March 6, 2015 at 7:17 am
  • Reply Sharon

    I really like MealEnders and was surprised at how well they worked!! They especially help when Hubby snacks and I tend to eat too even though I don’t need to, with these it’s stopped that.
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    March 6, 2015 at 7:43 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I think they are actually pretty tasty! I love the little tingle

      March 6, 2015 at 8:25 am
  • Reply Sara @ lifebetweenthemiles

    You are the second person that has posted about these meal enders–I think they sound like a very interesting concept. I don’t typically go overboard with eating, but when I was coming off of Boston last year, it took me a few weeks to get my eating back to my pre-I burned 2000 calories during that run phase! HA!

    March 6, 2015 at 7:46 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      And especially as I have been in training of some sort for half a year, I just want to remember what it is like to stop at 1, maybe 2, not 34!

      March 6, 2015 at 8:24 am
  • Reply EB @ Running on E

    Hi, my name is Elisabeth and I am a huge snacker. I find that if I get in a rhythm of having snacks at a certain time or place, I want them even if I am not hungry. I try to combat it by brushing my teeth (it makes everything taste weird). Marathon recovery is a huge challenge for me because my stomach still wants lots of food. Curious to try these out!
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    March 6, 2015 at 7:53 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I am right there with you. I don’t need to revolutionize my world or lose weight–I just want to remember how to eat more normally!

      March 6, 2015 at 8:23 am
  • Reply Farrah

    I have issues with scarfing down everything in sight (well, the good things, anyway) when I’m at get-togethers/potlucks with friends. (This is probably why I’m also known as the “food receptacle.”) I was surprised that these worked! :O Like you, I definitely don’t plan on having them after every meal, but I think they will come in handy! :]
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    March 6, 2015 at 8:01 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I think that they can be a part of healthy lifestyle–sometimes, we all need a little help!

      March 6, 2015 at 8:23 am
  • Reply Jill

    When I was much younger I dealt with food issues and definitely restricted myself. Unfortunately I think it’s something a lot of teen girls go through particularly in this country. Now I don’t count calories or restrict any food groups (well except dairy) and yeah sometimes I find it hard to cut myself off when it comes to my fave foods! But I’m ok with it since I know I’m healthy now!
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    March 6, 2015 at 8:25 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      And that is definitely what is important! I am proud of your for overcoming your issues and also knowing that this is not the right thing for you–I would never want you to put yourself in that position.

      March 6, 2015 at 3:05 pm
  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    I have a crazy appetite as well and when I am running long all bets are off! Sometimes it is hard for me to adjust my eating to just “normal” running! I totally get it!
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    March 6, 2015 at 8:41 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      And it isn’t even about eating that much less–hey, we still work out and need the calories! But it is about getting in good food that doesn’t make you sick

      March 6, 2015 at 3:06 pm
  • Reply Nicole@Thegirlwhoraneverywhere

    I love this and I want to try them! I feel the same way about parties…its unbelievable how much i can and will eat, and it often makes me nervous as well!!

    March 6, 2015 at 8:44 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      And I know that you are right with me in that we aren’t trying to lose weight, but just try doing a long run the day after housing 4 bags of chips because you couldn’t put a lid on it!

      March 6, 2015 at 3:06 pm
  • Reply Shawna

    i haven’t heard of these meal ender thingies and they look like smthg i’d want to try.
    good luck curbing your insatiable appetite — i like that you address this in regards to the fact that you are NOT trying to lose weight (you lil skinny minnie cutie pie), but that you want to work on your self-discipline and just not hoard alllll the food. for me, so much of learning to curb what i eat starts with thinking about the reasons i’m eating it, or what its purpose is — sure, sometimes it just tastes dang good and i want it — but do i need THAT MUCH of it? no. and there will be more food in the world for me, next time i need it. 🙂 xo
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    March 6, 2015 at 8:48 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      And I wish that me recognizing and saying, “Ok, you aren’t hungry, you don’t want this,” was enough. But I literally sit there knowing that I am digging myself into a hole and not being able to stop. Do I punish myself or doing anything to “offset” the calories after? No, because that isn’t what it is about. I just don’t want to eat myself sick.

      March 6, 2015 at 3:09 pm
  • Reply Marcia

    Issues with sugar. THAT is where I do not have an off switch. Sigh.
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    March 6, 2015 at 9:04 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I feel you there. So feel you.

      March 6, 2015 at 3:09 pm
  • Reply Sam @ PancakeWarriors

    Girl it is so nice to hear that I am not alone in my inability to stop eating ALL.THE.FOOD! I often don’t even eat at parties because as soon as I do it’s over. I’m the same, even if I don’t like something or it’s not my favortie, I can’t seem to stop. I have issues. lol I won meal enders and I’m excited to try them out 🙂 I hope you didn’t use them after your M&M cookies 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend my friend!
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    March 6, 2015 at 9:29 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Nope, I savored those M&M cookies like the glory that they were. This isn’t about restriction, this is about saying ok, you don’t want that, you aren’t going to enjoy it, just stop, ya nut!

      March 6, 2015 at 3:08 pm
  • Reply natalie

    I can usually cut myself off when I’m feeling full, but sometimes I can’t. I try to think about how much exercise I would have to do to compensate.

    March 6, 2015 at 10:00 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I don’t have that off switch! Regardless, I try to avoid equating food to something that I have to atone for–food and life shouldn’t have to be detoxed! But I would like to avoid making bad decisions.

      March 6, 2015 at 3:11 pm
  • Reply Erin @ Erin's Inside Job

    I like how you handled this potentially tricky topic. Kudos to you my gear. Replace the food “food” with “drugs/alcohol” and we are the same person.
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    March 6, 2015 at 10:02 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you for your support and understanding. I have this issue with other parts of life as well. This is like my Alex-come to Jesus when I am acting a fool and know it but need to be reminded of it.

      March 6, 2015 at 3:12 pm
  • Reply Em Mahr

    I definitely have a problem with eating more than I need. I aimlessly snack. I’m trying to turn off all lights in the kitchen and not go back in there after dinner to try to stop my snacking.

    March 6, 2015 at 10:42 am
  • Reply Sarah

    Sometimes I wonder how I kept things in check before running. Truth is that running makes me hungry, all the time. I run a lot and my appetite is large. I also get embarrassed in crowds or at dinners. I want all of the food. I get angry when we get to a restaurant and there is a wait. And I know people (friends and family) look at me and wonder what the hell my problem is at meals. It is embarrassing but truth is, I still eat healthy and I work my ass off to do that! That being said, I still overeat and I know it. Early pregnancy has taught me a lot though. When I would over eat at dinner I would feel sick all night. It definitely has me doing a better job at least for one meal!
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    March 6, 2015 at 10:53 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Alex and I don’t really leave leftovers… we both eat a lot and often–we have to fuel our active lifestyle! And we do overeat, and I am largely ok with it–it won’t hurt! But the binging to the point that it ruins my evening because I can’t stop? That’s gotta stop!

      March 6, 2015 at 3:14 pm
  • Reply Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    Never heard of those meal enders – interesting though.
    Love the photo of you climbing in the sweets, I think I would have done the same.
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    March 6, 2015 at 10:55 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I like bulk candy.

      March 6, 2015 at 3:13 pm
  • Reply Anna @ Piper's Run

    I’m hungry…no…rungry ALL THE TIME! I’m not even training for anything right now other then getting stronger and recovery. However, the more I run the more hungry I am. I’m okay with not over eating during a meal but I struggle in between and snack on everything! I try really hard to eat the healthy foods first but sometimes (lately), all I want is CHOCOLATE. Chocolate mini eggs to be exact!

    March 6, 2015 at 11:06 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Well, wanting Chocolate is a given at any time of day. And I am right there with you as I up the activity–and that is natural and normal! But the problem is that I have no respect for my boundaries anymore!

      March 6, 2015 at 3:25 pm
  • Reply Earl-Leigh

    My problem is overindulging in certain foods, like pizza or anything sweet. I’m usually the person at the party who light grazes because I still have a lot of food quirks from my restrictive past. I don’t like to destroy party food in public…no one needs to see that. LOL
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    March 6, 2015 at 11:13 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I can’t do light grazing–it is either ON or NOT. Once I give in, I give up. Marathon training has been great for me because I have loosened up, but the lifting of the fear (of my body getting really upset over what I eat) means that I don’t respect it anymore either.

      March 6, 2015 at 3:16 pm
  • Reply Laura @ This Runner's Recipes

    MealEnders sound worth trying! When I go on long car rides during race training (which is often because my husband and I make 6 hr each way trips my family usually once a month), I will just eat the entire time because (a) all the hunger and (b) bored with being in the car. I do not like gum at all, so I need something minty but not gum to help me stop snacking!
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    March 6, 2015 at 11:23 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Car trips will do it. I am one of those people that if I have packed snacks and I know that they are there, I will demo them, and then be out of snacks and ouchy.

      March 6, 2015 at 3:04 pm
  • Reply heather @ divas run for bling

    meal enders looks like such an intriguing product. I’m not going to lie – I sometimes find myself overeating – especially after I’ve run a half marathon. I am always trying to find the balance of fueling and recovering and eating too much.
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    March 6, 2015 at 12:20 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Precisely. There comes to a point where you are doing yourself harm–I overate after the marathon and had a terrible stomachache the rest of the day, which totally put a damper on the festivities and getting in more calories.

      March 6, 2015 at 3:03 pm
  • Reply Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner

    I always need a little bite of chocolate or sugar at the end of a meal to satisfy me but I think I a m able to stop with a Hershey kiss or 2. This is a really interesting product for people who eat beyond feeling full or satisfied and I can definitely think of a few. Based on some of my own past eating issues, I don’t think I would use it. I actually won a box and gave them away after tasting the. Not bad but I don’t think for me. Good review and good points that you made.
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    March 6, 2015 at 12:35 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I’m glad that you have the self-reflection to know that it would be a bad idea for you. That is the most important thing!

      March 6, 2015 at 3:02 pm
  • Reply Keri

    after long runs, i am sometimes hit with that kind of hunger

    March 6, 2015 at 1:54 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I wish it was just hunger–but it is so mental-> just going to town and then giving up because “I guess I need the calories!” But then I feel physically sick, which just is a problem!

      March 6, 2015 at 3:01 pm
  • Reply neil@neilshealthymeals.com

    Oh boo, such a great review you, and you wait until the end to say I can’t enter cause I’m one of your non-US folks 🙁

    Wait until my giveaway, when I eventually get round to one, #nosuzlyfeallowed 😉 (kidding lol)

    Must be difficult though at parties with all that food going not knowing or being able to stop. Sorry to hear about that.
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    March 6, 2015 at 2:15 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      One day, your grand prize will be me at your doorstep. It will make up for everything else.
      Thank you for your support–I think often people think that I am just saying it to say it, but it really is a problem, and one I’ve long had. And particularly with my digestive issues, I actually CAN make myself ill. That is part of the reason for the intervention! I just need to help myself with boundaries.

      March 6, 2015 at 3:00 pm
  • Reply AK @ NutriFitMama

    These are actually really great- I am enjoying the citrus (totally didn’t expect that to be my fav!) and the cinnamon!
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    March 6, 2015 at 3:51 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I haven’t tried the cinnamon yet–I’ll be honest, a little scared–but I was surprised how much I enjoyed the others too!

      March 10, 2015 at 9:32 am
  • Reply Courtney @ Running For Cupcakes

    I do have times where I can’t stop eating but for the most part I am really good at stopping myself. Mainly because I absolutely hate that over stuffed feeling you get after eating all the food!
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    March 6, 2015 at 3:52 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I do too. And yet I do it anyway!

      March 10, 2015 at 9:32 am
  • Reply Toni church

    indefinitely have issues with stopping sometimes. , especially when I am training for a marathon. These sound like a great way to end your meal. Thanks for sharing.
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    March 6, 2015 at 5:54 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Geez, marathon runger is insatiable. Trying to transition out of it is such a battle.

      March 10, 2015 at 9:32 am
  • Reply Patty @ Reach Your Peak

    Hmmm very interesting. Nutrition has been really holding me back lately. Idk what’s wrong with me but I just can’t control myself. I write this as I was just sitting on my couch eating doritos out of a bag and kept thinking “ok one more…” gfjkdhgfjkds I’ll have to look into these meal enders..I’ve never heard of them before!
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    March 6, 2015 at 6:29 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      WEll maybe you will win! We all have our battles, and I think that if something like this can help, then why the heck not?

      March 10, 2015 at 9:31 am
  • Reply Sandra Laflamme

    This is an interesting concept. I have never heard of these before. Thanks for a great review!
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    March 6, 2015 at 8:24 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You are so welcome!

      March 10, 2015 at 9:31 am
  • Reply Suzlyfe's mommy, Clare

    I have loved reading the responses to your post.
    This has nothing to do with trying to lose weight–i appreciated your upfront disclaimer so much.

    As someone who has watched you eat in action, I’m torn by the mom-in-me need to make sure you are getting what your body needs and not what it doesn’t. But then habit makes it do it regardless,. Did that make sense? Your body was on survival mode for such a long time and we tried to keep (or get) things into you that were nutritious, w/o compromising your system.
    When we were trying to keep you from losing even more weigh, because your Crohns was flaring and you were not absorbing anything, you ate all the time–small snacks all the time. When your tummy was empty, it produced even more acid which aggravated the ulcers from the flare, so you ate all the time.
    When you were on steroids, you couldn’t stop eating, and I am the same way, I have the same reaction.

    I find “cocktail party” food very dangerous. Like you, I can’t stop, so I just don’t go into a room where there are nibbles. I don’t nibble….. I consume…. like a Hoover. I keep a glass in my right hand ALL the time. One glass of wine, then one of water. If I have a hand occupied, I can’t make the tasty little roast beef sandwiches, etc. If I have a sweet, I can’t stop, so I drink as much water as possible, from a wine glass.
    I can not wait to try these MealEnders. I’ve ordered one package to start. My biggest fear is that I’ll eat them– all at once, but I will try them and report back!
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    March 6, 2015 at 9:08 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Exactly–I wouldn’t even be thinking about broaching this if I wasn’t in a healthy place! This is about keeping me healthy!

      March 10, 2015 at 9:30 am
  • Reply Jordan D.

    I have this problem all the time, my nighttime hunger is practically insatiable. I try to chew gum or drink tea to quiet my hunger signals at night, but I usually still end up snacking. I’d love to try meal enders, thanks for the giveaway!

    March 6, 2015 at 10:37 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Sure thing! The problem too is that if you chew too much gum, you get all bloated, this helps avoid that.

      March 10, 2015 at 9:30 am
  • Reply jill conyers

    I’ve been curious about Meal Enders. Interesting concept.
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    March 7, 2015 at 1:19 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I like it because it is unobtrusive. I am not punishing or restricting myself, I am just trying to stay in the moment and not getting lost in it!

      March 10, 2015 at 9:29 am
  • Reply Elle

    I think this is something that could become a good habit. My older sister has been having hot chocolate after dinner to signal to her the end of the days eats and it works. I would love to try the Meal Enders as I have heard and read good reviews. Thanks for the giveaway!
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    March 7, 2015 at 8:44 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Sure thing! My problem too is that now I expect my piece of candy, and that morphs into more. I liked the minty finish of these!

      March 10, 2015 at 9:27 am
  • Reply Danielle

    I do get hungrier when I run more. I try to keep snacks healthy, even if that is not what I “want”! I don’t keep terrible food in the hose anyway, so I really can’t scavenge for anything too bad here in the house.

    March 7, 2015 at 8:47 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I’m the same way. That’s part of the reason that I’m not trying to stop the eating in order to “save” calories or whatever–often I’m stuffing myself with good things!–it is a comfort and digestion issue!

      March 10, 2015 at 9:28 am
  • Reply Stephanie

    You and I are very similar eaters. I have long battled overeating and stuffing myself to the point of nearly making myself ill. I’ve come a long way in learning to slow down and control the snacking. Snacking is my downfall.
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    March 7, 2015 at 9:45 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I’m glad to hear that you know what I am talking about–breaking the cycle is key!

      March 10, 2015 at 9:27 am
  • Reply liz l

    Yes, I try to drink lots of water

    March 7, 2015 at 6:59 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Win win–hydration is key!

      March 10, 2015 at 9:26 am
  • Reply Suzy

    I don’t eat beyond full. Hardly ever. I can’t even remember the last time I did this. It feels so gross, that it’s not even worth it. I can barely drink anything while I eat because I can’t stand that full bloaty feeling. I’m quite the wimp when it comes to food.
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    March 8, 2015 at 11:46 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Sometimes I wish i was!

      March 10, 2015 at 9:26 am
  • Reply paige c

    I am terrible with nighttime snacking, I try to cut myself off and drink tea instead.

    March 8, 2015 at 9:00 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Me too. And then I pee alllll night.

      March 10, 2015 at 9:26 am
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  • Reply Heather @Fit n Cookies

    Lol, I can typically take down quite a bit of cookies after dinner, just because “I need something to finish my meal” ha
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    March 11, 2015 at 6:17 am
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      I know it’s weird because you are like, I need something sweet, well let me just do that…

      March 11, 2015 at 1:54 pm
  • Reply Katie Goldberg

    Also a member of the clean plate club! Also one who struggles at social gatherings of unlimited foods. I usually stick to the healthy, low-cal options, but this girl can put.away.some.food. I’m almost never full. My best tricks are to leave the room with the food in it, drink lots of water, engage in fun conversation, and try ever so hard to – as you said – let my brain and stomach talk to each other 🙂

    March 11, 2015 at 10:07 am
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      You would think that they would have a conversation, as they are in fact acting as part of the same system, but NO

      March 11, 2015 at 1:54 pm
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