Stop-It: Another Pill to End Sugar Cravings
A while back Stop Being Sweet reviewed and tested the product Sugarest (see Sugarest Test), which claimed to kill your taste for sweets. It worked!
As of May 31, 2011, Sarasota heart surgeon Robert Carlson, MD, FACS, has launched a new product called Stop-it to help stop sugar cravings and break sugar addictions. (Source: PRNewswire)
This pill doesn’t stop your sugar cravings. What it does is numb your ability to taste sweet. Those are two different things. That’s not to say that this product won’t be of interest to some people. However, it does mean that you have to carry a bottle around all day so that you can pop a pill before you want to eat some sugary snack.
I checked out the Stop-It website and on the Frequently Asked Questions page they have the following copy:
Q) Will Stop-It™ block my cravings for all sweets?
A) Yes it will block all the sweet receptors on your tongue. It will also block the taste of artificial sweeteners.
Wait, they didn’t answer the question! That was how politician’s answer questions.
“When you feel sugar cravings hit, simply take one or two Stop-It™ lozenges and you will find that giant bowl of ice cream or huge slice of chocolate cake tastes, at best, like a clump of mud.”
That’s true. However, as far as I am aware, there is no magic pill specifically to remove a person’s sugar cravings. You’ll still crave sweets just as you always have. The only difference is that if you take this pill, or one like it, you will not taste the sweetness in the food you eat. If you watch the Sugarest Test video, you’ll see that Megh tried some of her favorite treats and could not finish them because the sweetness was missing and all she could sense was the consistency of the food.
When it comes to putting an end to your sugar cravings, you must want to do it. Committing to change the first step. Only then might a pill Sugarest or Stop-It be of help. Remember, the temptation never ends!