Sensa diet.

By runthe Latest Reply 2013-03-02 03:04:46 -0600
Started 2013-02-26 19:26:33 -0600

Hi all I went to the doctor and was told that I need to lose at least do to 60 pounds. I was wandering if anyone tried the Sensa diet and did it work for them. I need to really lose this weight and everything that I tried seems to fail. I have tried exercising and by me having RA it is hard to do most of the exercise. I will appreciate your feedback.
Lots of internet hugs to all.

20 replies

Gwen214 2013-03-01 17:13:05 -0600 Report

I've heard of sensa, but skeptical. Eating healthy is the best way to stay healthy. 80% food and 30% exercise. I stopped eating meat, I eat dairy, vegetable, and fruit, different pastas (limited)I have lost a few pounds and feel better, drink plenty of water.

runthe 2013-02-27 15:37:21 -0600 Report

I want to thank everyone for your input about sensa, After reading what everyone had to say I decided to investigated further and decided to not waste money on the products.

craighawkinshealth 2013-02-27 04:31:15 -0600 Report

Hi Rhonda, have you tried the paleo diet at all, it allowed me to lose 10 pounds about 3 years ago with very little exercise. When done correctly it can be a very rewarding and sustainable diet due to having less restrictions then other diets. Here's a heap of great recipes to flick through to see if it is the diet for you:

cast209 2013-02-26 21:43:22 -0600 Report

Just Joyce, I agree with you also. I take my health serious and like to share things that can help others.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-02-26 21:38:13 -0600 Report

From Consumer Price Watch.Net
Sensa is supposed to trigger the satiety center in your brain through your sense of smell, making you feel full without eating as much. Thus the fewer calories you’re consuming, the easier it is to lose weight.

Most people want to know if this unique approach to weight loss really leads to successful weight loss. I’ve heard from both sides so I wanted to take a closer look for myself.

What is Sensa Exactly?
Sensa comes in a shaker you sprinkle on your food any time you eat. You’ll actually be sprinkling a combination of maltrodextrin, tricalcium phosphate, silica and flavoring on your food.

Maltrodextrin is derived from corn and is often used as a sugar substitute while tricalcium phosphate increases serum calcium and triggers a chemical in the brain that causes the feeling of fullness.

The sprinkles are calorie-free, sugar-free and sodium-free.

There are a couple studies sponsored by Sensa on the sprinkles but nothing that’s been peer reviewed and fitness experts aren’t exactly supportive of Sensa.

How Do You Use Sensa?
Sensa is designed to work over a 6-month period; you get 2 shakers you can use each month. Sensa instructs users the best way to ensure you’re always using their products is to keep one shaker at home and the other with you at all times, to help you no matter where you eat. Which is a good idea because then you can have it at a restaurant or where ever you’re eating.

Using Sensa is as easy as using salt and pepper, simply sprinkle it on your food before you eat. The idea behind Sensa is you don’t have to give up your favorite foods, starve yourself or even change your diet. You’re basically just eating less of what you normally eat because you will feel full faster.

Sensa Pros
The main strength of Sensa lays in the customer success stories. Of course, you’ll find all kinds of positive stories on the Sensa homepage, but just read below and you’ll see others who have left their comments on the benefits they’ve seen from Sensa. Like I mentioned earlier, some people really didn’t see results but some did.

Sensa is easy to use, there’s been studies conducted on the validity of the sense of smell and feelings of hunger. If you actually eat less, you really will lose weight. Basically, it’s that easy. But Sensa is that simple.

It’s not always going to help you eat less; individuals still are in control with what they eat.

Sensa Cons
Because Sensa is sprinkled over the top of any food you eat, there is no incentive to make lifestyle changes that will improve your overall health or help you see lasting results after you quit using Sensa. The best weight loss is a result of exercise and an overhaul in your diet, but Sensa doesn’t require either of these things. Honestly, I think it would be nice to see Sensa explaining that adding regular exercise and eating healthy will actually help you lose even more if you combine it with Sensa.

Additionally, Sensa does not contain any fat-burners or metabolism boosters to stimulate thermogenesis, and the two main ingredients it does have are not completely proven for effectiveness. Simply stated, you eat less, you lose weight with or without Sensa.

The “study” referenced on the Sensa Website is fairly biased and you won’t see any long-term information about Sensa’s benefits. It’s one thing to lose weight, but it’s another to keep it off, and Sensa makes us wonder whether or not the formula is truly adequate for the long haul.

If you do lose weight, don’t expect immediate results. Some consumers have reported having to wait nearly three months to start seeing results.

runthe 2013-02-27 15:33:42 -0600 Report

Thanks Joyce for the information about Sensa. Unlike you I fell to do any research on the product.

CJ55 2013-02-26 22:50:03 -0600 Report

I purchased Sensa at Costco. It is Cheaper, I believe it was like 30 ish or so for 1 month. What I didn't know is that it has Step 1 for 30 days then step 2 and so on. Also, Yes, you do get 2 shakers but one is for Salty foods and one is for other foods and it really isn't "spelled out" exactly what is for what types of other foods. I haven't tried it as yet because it seems like what I am doing now is working and I am not sure just how it affects my brain. anyway, I just wanted to add my 2 cents worth. Thanks. Hugz

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-02-27 11:03:50 -0600 Report

I didn't see anything that said that on the website. The two shakers are suppose to be one for home and one to travel with you. I called a couple of friends who will try anything to lose weight. Both have tried Sensa to no avail. It is suppose to make you feel full through the sense of smell. One said that never happened with her until after she finished each meal. The other said it never worked for her at all.

Diet fads are basically for lazy people. Depending on what is the chemical make up of the diet drug or substance, the person using it can have adverse health problems from using the product. Scams work based on two reasons. People are greedy and think they can make tons of money over night and people are desperate to lose weight. Scammers feed on gullible people and these people make scammers filthy rich then disappear. Sensa is the current weight loss fad and by the end of the year there will be a new one.

Weight loss can be cheap and healthy if people use good old fashion common sense, perseverance, patience and determination. You can lose 60lbs in 3-6 months by cutting calories, carbs, controlling what you eat, the amount you eat and adding exercise.

Nana_anna 2013-02-27 11:08:26 -0600 Report

I am glad I read these posts. I was wondering how it actually worked. They make it look so easy in the adds. I haven't heard if any one that I know who uses it. This is good to know. I think the best way to loose weight is a proper diet, along with 30 minutes of exercise, 3 to 4 times a week. That burns fat, calories quicker than using a diet regimine like Sensa or pills or surgery.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-02-28 11:16:36 -0600 Report

I agree Anna. Just because your doctor tells you to lose weight doesn't mean he/she wants you to lose the weight immediately. I would rather lose weight the old fashioned way than to risk my health using products that are suppose to "curb" your appetite, "shed" pounds in 3 weeks or "boost" your metabolism.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-02-26 21:33:47 -0600 Report

Sensa is more than likely a weight loss scam. It also contains Maltrodextrin which is suppose to be similar to MSG. According to the web site one bottle is $59.00 which is a one month supply. I also read that it does not increase your metabolism, increase energy or urge you to change your lifestyle. What you should do is Google Sensa reviews and find out what has been said about it.

The best way to lose weight is to watch what you eat. I lost 60lbs cutting calories and carbs and walking every day. I also drank a lot of water. People wanting to lose weight quick, fast and in a hurry usually gain the weight back when using products like this. The reason being is that it doesn't promote lifestyle changes in regards to eating.

You Tube is a bevy of information. Check it out for exercise videos for people with RA or ask the doctor who treats your RA about exercises that will work for you. No matter what exercise is going to be needed to lose weight.

Good Luck

cast209 2013-02-26 20:56:00 -0600 Report

Don't waist your money, the best is consuming about five 400 calorie meals through out the day (a meal about every 3 hours) lean meats and stay very hydrated on water only, workout about 3 days a week and watch the weight drop. Remember you need to be in control of what goes into your stomach don't let the food control you. I have been a diabetic type 1 for 10 years and 2 years ago I made changes and since then I feel great and my diabetes is under control! Wish you the best

cast209 2013-02-26 20:39:16 -0600 Report

I wouldn't spend money on things like those. The best way is consuming about 5 400 calorie meals through out the day (eat about every 3 hours)and cut carbs after 6pm or so, along with at least half gallon of water a day and cut all juices and all sodas and diet sodas. Guarantee to lose pounds along with 2-3 days of exercise

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-02-26 21:36:56 -0600 Report

Cast I agree with you on both your responses. Weight loss products are usually a scam and they pay people to say they loss the weight just to sell the product.

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