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Sensa

The Sensa diet claims to be as easy as a sprinkling your food to lose weight.

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  • Established: 1996
  • Founder: Dr. Alan Hirsch
  • Headquarters: McLean, Virginia
  • Accessibility: Online
  • Diet Type: Supplement that sprinkles on food
  • Gender: Male and female
BACKGROUND

Also known as "The Sprinkle Diet," Sensa is an easy to use dietary supplement that aids in weight loss. Rather than having to take pills like most dietary supplements, Sensa Tastants are a product that you sprinkle on your food. You can use Sensa on your snacks as well. You don’t have to make any big changes to what you eat, but with Sensa you eat less.

The product is designed to work with your sense of smell and claims to make you feel full faster which leads to eating less. As you eat, smell and taste receptors send messages to your brain. These messages release hormones that tell you when it’s time to stop eating. This process is called Sensory Specific Satiety.

Sensa works with your body’s natural impulses to help you avoid hunger and intense cravings. Sensa has no calories and no sugar or sodium. The product is gluten-free as well so those with food allergies can still take it.

Even though there is a clinical study behind Sensa, the study was done by Hirsch himself and is not considered scientifically valid. But in his study of 1,436 men and women, the participants lost an average of just over 30 pounds in six months without making any changes to their diet and exercise program. That is also the claim made by the website, namely that you can lose 30 pounds in six months by following The Sprinkle Diet.

There is currently a deal for those that want to try Sensa. You can try the product for 30 days and return it if you are not satisfied for a refund. The product is marketed as a solution that helps you lose weight without dieting. Sensa was created and developed by board-certified neurologist Dr. Alan Hirsch. He is the nation’s leading authority on the science of smell and taste. Although you don’t have to change your diet with this program, those who have had dramatic results used Sensa with a diet and exercise regimen.

One of the top benefits of Sensa aside from the weight loss would be that it claims not to change the taste or texture of your food. When you start the program there are two different Tastants for salty and sweet foods. You also get a video that guides you through how to correctly use the program.

There are very few side effects with Sensa partly because the ingredients contained in the product are common ingredients you would find in other foods.

PRO
  • No pills to take
  • Can be used on all types of foods and snacks
  • Based on science to make you feel full with less food
  • Contains no stimulants
  • Eat regular foods and no need to count calories
  • Helps eliminate cravings
  • Easy to use at home or on the go

CON
  • Promotes losing weight without making any changes to diet or exercise
  • Sensa is tasteless to most people; some may be able to taste the product
  • Product has not been approved by the FDA (ingredients are on the FDA GRAS list)
  • Some complaints about customer service and refund process
  • Not appropriate for those who are lactose-intolerant because the product contains milk
INGREDIENTS

Sensa contains Maltodextrin (Derived corn in the U.S.), Tricalcium Phosphate, Silica, Natural and Artificial Flavors, FD&C Yellow 5, and Carmine. Sensa also contains Soy and Milk ingredients.

ADMINISTRATION

Sensa asks that all people who try their product and are on medication speak to their primary care doctor before starting anything. They are not qualified to give out any medical advice, meaning they can't tell you if Sensa is right for you based on a particular disease or medication regimen. This product is not FDA approved but the ingredients are on the FDA GRAS list. GRAS means generally recognized as safe. Keep your doctor in the loop about anything you plan on doing.

Sensa is sprinkled all over the surface of your food just before eating it. The Tastants marked “Salty” are sprinkled on all foods that you would typically use salt and pepper or a savory seasoning for meat, fish, pasta, most vegetables and starches. The Tastants marked “Sweet” are sprinkled on sweet foods like fruit, pastries, desserts and cereal. The words “Salty” and “Sweet” do not mean that the actual Tastants contain salt and sugar, or that they will make your food taste salty or sweet – it’s just a way to describe the type of food to use it on.

Sensa can be purchased in savory or salty flavors, like cheddar cheese, onion, horseradish, ranch dressing, taco, and Parmesan cheese or as sweet flavors, like cocoa, spearmint, banana strawberry, raspberry, and malt.

Sensa should not be used on liquids or liquid foods like soup or stews.

DIET and EXERCISE

One of the biggest draws for most people with Sensa will be that you can get results from the product without changing your habits. However, if you want to get results faster it’s advised that you incorporate a sensible diet and exercise regularly. Sensa does work to reduce cravings and make you feel full on less food.

You are encouraged to use Sensa on every meal or snack you eat as well as to keep portions in moderation.

CONCLUSION

Sensa offers a product that really sounds too good to be true. You sprinkle the Tastants on your food, eat less and lose weight. Most of the bad comments you hear about this product involve the recurring charges on your credit card and being placed into an auto-ship program. If you do decide to try Sensa, remember that your results can be enhanced if you include a sensible diet and start exercising regularly. And check with your doctor first, especially if you take any medications.

Sensa is unlikely to be your magic pill to weight loss, but if it somehow promotes you to eat less and with more mindfulness then perhaps it's worth it.

Common Misspellings

Censa, Sensea, Sensah, Sinsa, Tastants, Tastents, Sensa Diet, sansa, sensaa, senses, sensi, the sprinkle diet, sprinkle diet, the spinkel diet


Related Diets: CalTrap, Sensa No Diet No Hunger Weight Loss System


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Joanne Gardiner

Sensa offers a trial offer of their product for $9.95, which I signed up for. Then they charged $98.72 for that trial offer. When I complained that I never saw that they were going to charge additional money the lady at Sensa said they was a notice on the left side of the screen where I placed my credit card number. However, I never saw it. I said if they would have said that in the same place where they showed the $9.95 price I would not have ordered it. She said they put a note of the additional charge in she box that arrived at my office, but I never saw that either. Their marketing people have put the additional charge in places where people just don't look when they're placing orders online. And putting a notice inside the shipping box about there being an additional $98.72 charge is too late. I didn't find out about the $98.72 charge until another shipment and my credit card bill arrived. I am returning this box even though the Sensa lady warned me it could take 6 to 8 weeks to get a refund and that I would have to get a tracking number from the post office because they might lose my returned box. Sounds like there are a lot of other people returning Sensa, too.

posted Sep 18th, 2009 5:50 pm


Texas Mom

I feel seriously defrauded by their offer of a free sample. Once they get your credit card they keep billing!!!!

This has been a nightmare. STAY AWARE. STAY AWAY.

posted Sep 16th, 2009 7:33 pm


Kim

I know I'm probably really ignorant for doing this, but I just ordered the Sensa 2-month free trial. That was before I read all these reviews. I'm regretting it severely right now because of all the problems people said they encountered with the automatic billing. I guess a lack of motivation at work right now led me not to read the fine print when I hit the "Bill Me" button. Definitely pay better attention! But, since what's done is done, I'll give this whole Sensa-thing a try, see how I like it...or even if it works. Hopefully, I'll have good news to report in a few months! Keep your fingers crossed for me!

posted Sep 15th, 2009 4:48 pm


Mike from N.Cal.

Sensa is a scam. They offer you a 30 day free trial, which includes a two month starter kit. If you call after 30days to say you are not interested, they will still charge you $99 for the second month of the starter kit. It did not work for me. I canceled but was not told that I had to return the unuused portion of the second month of the "free trial starter kit". They refused to return my $99. This will be reported to California Attorney General for false, deceptive and misleading advertising practices.

posted Sep 14th, 2009 2:52 pm


cricket

To ABs comment: You should try educating yourself first before you start making ignorant and dim-witted comments that show your IQ level. Humans are hard wired to be nomads. At that particular point in our evolution, into a society, we typically at as much as we could when we found it because there generally wasnt a huge bounty. Now as we have grown into a society in this century there is food aplenty to eat in this country. You have to psychologically teach yourself to eat less and learn restraint. I was looking into this product for the hubby but not sure if I am going to purchase after the last persons comment about trying to cancel.

posted Sep 13th, 2009 8:27 pm


lydia

I read all comments like the ones here before trying anything or not. WHat caught my attention was that jaycee wrote 2 comments and one was directed against herself. hmmm
Once before I found a supposed customer feedback to be made up to show mostly support for a product and a few negatives tossed in to be realistic. Now..I don't trust this product at all. OR these sites.

posted Aug 23rd, 2009 10:19 am


AB

I don't know if this product works but if you try it then it's your fault if it doesn't. If everyone would stop being so concerned with feeling full all the time and be more concerned with eating less and eating healthier, the world would be a slimmer place. There's nothing wrong with feeling a little hungry from time to time and shrinking your giant stomach. Next time you shove so much food in yourself that you feel you may vomit, remember it's your fault you're fat (barring any medical conditions) and then think of all the hungry children living on the streets in America.. SHAME ON YOU FOR EATING THE WAY YOU DO!!!

posted Aug 18th, 2009 1:33 pm


Guineapig

I fell for the "free trial" of Sensa, which turns out to be a commitment to pay nearly 90 dollars every other month, and you also have to pay the same amt for your "free" trial if you don't send it back within 30 days. When I called to cancel my membership and get a return number, the customer representative was rude and bordered on harassment to try to get me to continue my membership. I never should have tried this product so have only myself to blame; I would warn others not to fall for it. BTW, the product made no difference in my eating habits. Any success story you hear is probably psychological.

posted Aug 17th, 2009 1:26 pm


noon

There's no such thing as a miracle diet pill, but practicing moderation and having something that helps you do that is a great advantage. I have only used it for two days, but I have already lost a bit and I am so full, I can't even think about eating anytime soon. Usually I am ravenous and craving everything at night, but this product has slowed that down for me. It is gluten free, which is a plus for me. I loved bread and never felt satisfied after taking it out of my diet. This has quelled the cravings! so far so good...

posted Jul 27th, 2009 11:22 pm


HA

I signed up this morning but all this talk about telemarketers and charges freaked me out.
I called the number below, got through right away and cancelled no problems. Are you sure all you guys called the right place?

From the web site:

If you have any questions regarding the use of our site or our privacy policy, please contact us at:

Intelligent Beauty, LLC
P.O. Box 1056
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-1056
(866) 381-4203

posted Jul 22nd, 2009 12:09 pm


BC

Always check out these types of purchases with RipOffReport

This can save you many, many unhappy days.

If it seems too good to be true, it most likly is.

posted Jul 14th, 2009 1:23 pm


cynthia

As I suspected...BIG problems with any company sending u a product on auto shipments. Very difficult to cancel and winds up costing you time & money. Thanks for this website...I will not be purchasing Sensa. Be wary of anyone wanting to bill u automatically!

posted Jul 13th, 2009 10:49 pm


Angie

This is a complete scam! I ordered the "free" first month trial offer and was sent a second month in that package that the company wants to charge you the $90 for unless you ship it back at your cost! This is deceptive and underhanded marketing practices. Someone should sue this company!

posted Jul 9th, 2009 3:04 pm


Jen

Good so far! Not a quick fix miracle product, but I have lost 11 pounds so far! I will keep on going :)

posted Jul 8th, 2009 12:53 pm


Suffie

This was a BIG waste of money. $135 every three months and they keep auto-billing until you cancel. I signed up for three months only.
Initially it did curb my cravings a little, but after that I didn't see any results or feel any differently. It doesn't work, it's just a lot of hype.

posted Jul 4th, 2009 2:19 pm


DEE

I do not understand all the hype for Sensa. My friend and myself both used it for 2 months consistantly and as directed. Neither of us felt any lessening of appitite, nor did either of us loose a pound. Seems like a too good to be true type thing that us heavy folks pray for, pay for and then, again just end up loosing money and nothing more.....shame on all of you Sensa pushers. make your bucks while you can as very soon the game will be up. Hey try taking 3 heavy breaths every hour using a special and wonderful 100 dollar breathing straw to loose weight......everyone will buy one and use it for a few months then just like the magic sensa sprinkle, they'll figure it out and that gig will be up and on and on and on and on...shame, shame shame

posted Jun 22nd, 2009 7:53 pm


Jennifer

This stuff is awesome. I was very skeptical, but this product does exactly what it claims that it does. I'm eating small portions of healthy food, and it makes it much easier. I don't believe that most people can lose weight eating whatever they want. I am also exercising. So far I have not gotten any phone calls from telemarketers.

posted Jun 19th, 2009 1:52 pm


Jolene

The first month I lost a few pounds but gain them back be cause I ate as much as I wanted. The second month I watched what I ate and lost the few pounds again but I decided to cancel my auto ship from HSN. The morning I was going to call them, I weighed myself and hey I lost a few more! I decided maybe this works. I just finished three months and have lost 25 lbs. I look forward to each new month because every time I switch to the next month 5 lbs come off right away. then I lose a few more that month. I never feel the full feeling but I dont feel too hungry either. In my past many many diets I give up in a month and a half or two because my body refuses to lose any more. I was very skeptic this product would work but I very happy that it works for me and dont plan to stop my auto ship until I lose what I need to lose or until my body refuses to lose any more. So far so good! HSN is hassle free by the way. And to you who say this product causes cancer, how the heck do you know that?

posted Jun 18th, 2009 11:49 pm


Jada

Anything that offers a "free trail" or just pay S&H is a rip-off!

You pay way more than anything free they promise.

I used the 6 week body makeover and lost 45 lbs, it is the best one so far.

posted Jun 18th, 2009 5:11 pm


maria

Be very afraid what you put in your mouth something like this can easily develop inside your body into something really bad like cancer along the way. I tried 6 weeks make over and so far in one week I lost 10 pounds and is all based on the food you eat withou any pills.

posted Jun 16th, 2009 4:45 pm



 

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