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What Is Sensa?
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What is Sensa?

Sensa Weight Loss System

Sensa was developed by a doctor to cause taste and smell stimulation. The theory is that by using “tastants” to fool your sense of smell and taste, you will eat less. If you eat less, then you will obviously lose some weight. The Sensa website states that all you have to do is sprinkle some of their product on your favorite foods and your cravings to eat more will subside. According to this site you can lose up to thirty pounds by just covering your food with Sensa.

What is in Sensa?

What's the truth? First Sena is not really a diet. You put the product on your meals just like you would salt. The ingredients are tricalcium phosphate, maltodextrin, silica and other flavors. There is nothing unusual or special about these ingredients. The company does have a pretty good variety of flavors, everything from cheddar cheese to onion to ranch dressing. Their main claim is that these flavors will trick your brain into thinking that you have eaten enough and your stomach is full.

The product costs about $60.00 a month, which might be a little high for some. However, there is a 6 month kit which they sell for $235.00.

It’s also important to note that while there has been clinical studies, there has been no clinical trials. While most people probably wouldn’t pick up on this, there is a big difference. Clinical trials are much more rigorous and have higher standards. There has been nothing published in peer reviewed journals either, which raises red flags for many.

Most experts feel that much more study is needed to confirm the validity of the link between smell, taste and direct weight loss.

I’ve seen the commercials for Sensa all over the place and have to say that they are very convincing. The ability of advertising firms to promote an idea and sell it is truly amazing. That is the problem with many weight loss claims. There is a lot of hype, flash and celebrity, but when you get down to brass tacks and do some real investigating, the actual proof for many weight loss products is usually pretty slim.

It's All About Healthy Lifestyles

As much as some people hate to admit it, healthy eating and some sort of exercise regimen is how to lose weight. To lose weight in a healthy and thoughtful way you need to change your lifestyle and break bad habits. A whole new way of eating and approaching exercise is how you will really drop the extra pounds. Adopting a healthier lifestyle is how to lose weight , and just as importantly, keep it off long term.


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Thank you so much for this article, I have been wondering about this for some time. I figured what ever it was it couldn't be good for you. So thanks for the info.

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  about 7 years ago
  

no problem, the amount of hype around worthless or questionable products always amazes me, thanks for the read.

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  about 7 years ago
  

couldn't agree more Shawn. thanks

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  about 7 years ago

Last paragraph says it all. Good one Joe

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  about 7 years ago
  

Thanks Rob, people try to complicate things looking for the "easy" way. It really is just about healthy eating habits and some sort of physical activity.

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  about 7 years ago

An interesting article... I'm not sure that my nose would help tell me I've eaten enough... sounds fascinating though. I agree with Dr Becky, the money could be better spent on organic foods and as you said yourself, healthy eating and exercise is actually the right way to go.. but thanks for sharing such an interesting finding.

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  about 7 years ago

Joe, you hit the nail on the head....you must make healthy food choices and exercise. That's it. No magic pill. No magic potion. No magic surgery. Just old-fashioned common sense and tenacity. The good news, Sensa does NOT have bad side effects like the new weight-loss drug, Belviq. That's the positive. The negative....the $60 per month would be much better spent on buying organic fruits and veggies. Tricalcium Phosphate and Maltodextrin will not help anyone lose weight...but the 'placebo effect' will help people lose weight. Thank you for the thoughtful article.

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  about 7 years ago
  

Thanks Dr. Becky, yes way too many people are always looking for shortcuts.

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  about 7 years ago
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