My weigh in after using Sensa for two months
I have now lost five pounds since I started using Sensa. I’m shocked that I lost anything last month since I overindulged at Thanksgiving, bunco, and had several birthday dinners with friends and family. I also haven’t been exercising like I normally do.
And if that wasn’t bad enough, I’ve been pretty bad about remembering to use the Sensa sprinkles. Even though I keep my Sensa shaker on the kitchen table, there were plenty of times I ate my whole meal and then remembered to use it. Doh!
Criticisms from another blogger
I came across another blogger’s criticism of what she calls “The Sprinkle Diet” meaning Sensa. She hasn’t tried the product but had some very valid points that getting healthy does mean eating properly, exercising, exploring why you overeat, and making lifestyle changes to lose weight and get healthy.
She feels that most overweight people eat when they are not hungry (emotional, binge or compulsive eating or food addiction) and cannot stop when they are full. I’m sure that’s true of many people, but not me. I’m a bottomless pit who loves to eat and doesn’t exercise enough. I don’t feel full even though many diet plans have shown me ways to feel full faster like drinking a large glass of water before eating or putting my fork down between bites.
With Sensa, I feel full quicker and feel satisfied long, which is why I like the product for me. I feel it’s another tool – like my scale, healthy cookbooks, and exercise equipment – that can help me in my quest to be a healthy weight, eat better, and take care of myself.
She also claims that Sensa contains MSG, and that the maltodextrin and natural and artificial flavors listed on the Sensa ingredient label are “code words” for MSG.
I know MSG is a flavor enhancer, but if it had any use as a dieting aid, everyone would be sprinkling it all over their food and losing tons of weight, right? (Yes, you can buy MSG powder at many Asian supermarkets, believe it or not.)
I went to the Sensa website FAQ to investigate the ingredients:
Sensa contains Maltodextrin (Derived from Corn from the USA), Tricalcium Phosphate, Silica, Natural and Artificial Flavors, FD&C Yellow 5, and Carmine. Sensa also contains Soy and Milk ingredients. Sensa is sodium-free, sugar-free, calorie free, gluten-free, and there are no stimulants, drugs or MSG. [my emphasis]
So either the Sensa people are lying or she’s misinformed. Even if it did have MSG, I don’t think that’s why the product is working for me. Instead, it must be the six different scent/flavor combinations in the Sensa Tastants that trigger brain mechanisms to signal my brain that I am full. Sounds like a lot of hocus pocus, but it’s working.
**UPDATE** Sensa responded to The Fit Shack's criticism and claims back in June 2008 at their blog - The Truth About Sensa – We Respond to the Rumors.
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Win a six-month supply of Sensa
Sensa is giving away a six months supply of Sensa and other Intelligent Beauty products. It’s based on the most dramatic change using the product and three winners will be selected to win. You’ll need to post your before and after photos (your face can be covered) on your blog or you can send them to me at mama at thismamacooks dot com so I can post them here.
To be considered you’ll need to post the photos during the week of February 2-6, 2009 and email the link to the post to Amanda@rocketxl.com. If you send me your photos, I’ll email Amanda for you.
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