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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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Becca

It's really working for me...I think it makes you think about what you are eating so I am losing big time...

posted Sep 6th, 2011 11:57 am


lee

i got this from the internet
From a PAST EMPLOYEE on 11 Apr 2011 at 2:05 pm #

THIS PRODUCT AND THE COMPANY IS A SCAM!!! I USED TO WORK FOR THEM, I KNOW IT ALL. IT DOES NOT CAUSE WEIGHTLOSS, IT MAKES UR FOOD SMELL NASTY SO YOU DONT WANT TO EAT IT. THE COMPANY WILL SCAM YOU. WE WERE TOLD AS SALESPEOPLE TO AVOID TELLING CUSTOMERS THEY WILL BE CHARGED 60.00 A MONTH NON-STOP. YOU CANT CANCEL, GO AHEAD AND TRY CALLING CUSTOMER SERVICE YOU WILL GET THE RUN AROUND. IT IS A LIE AND SCAM YOU WILL BE CHARGED EVEN IF YOU DO THE TRIAL IT AINT FREE NO MATTER WHAT. ITS OVER PRICED PLACEBO SALT
I don't think I will try it

posted Aug 29th, 2011 7:24 am


ERH

Gave me headaches and stomach cramps. Seller on Amazon ( S.R.K.) would not refund money and was rude and threatening to me. Avoid this product and those who sell it!

posted Aug 27th, 2011 6:58 pm


tienna

sensa does not work I ended up at the emergency room bloating full of gas please excercise drink plenty of water and leave the quit fixes alone

posted Aug 26th, 2011 11:04 am


Alan Hirsch

Sensa gave me dreams and revelations of the deep desire of Satan's black heart to empty your bank account and still your soul... Thank you Sensa...

posted Aug 22nd, 2011 11:29 am


Catie

I dont know why it didnt work for other people but i have only used this product this week and i have lost 5 lbs so maybe its just the way peoples bodies react to the sensa. Sensa also works better with working out. Because you would be burning more calories then consumed. this is why i think its working so well for me. i am only a senor in high school it works

posted Aug 19th, 2011 7:50 am


John

Great stuff...it works!

posted Aug 9th, 2011 3:44 pm


Jackson

This stuff made me sick for weeks until I stopped and my doctor discovered what was making me ill. Turned out I was allergic to a weird chemical in Sensa, and it's not an uncommon allergy.

posted Jul 17th, 2011 2:11 am


MAtthias

I used the product through the trail. It did not work at all!!! I canceled and they told me I was already billed so they caN NOT REFUND THE MONEY! This has SCAM written all over it!!!

posted Jul 7th, 2011 12:04 pm


tg

Used it for 3 solid weeks...nothing. Did absolutely nothing!

posted Jun 27th, 2011 10:01 am


Idlkdjflasj

I am very confused with this whole sensa thing. I have been on my own weightloss journey since last may, I have lost 50 lbs without any meds, just eating better and moving more. I think if everyone would take small changes in their own health we wouldn't continue to look for a miracle to help us. If people want to spend their money to try this, great, but unfortunately I think moderation and exercise is key, I also think if it isnt approved by the fda, then it is probably harmful to you at some point and my health is not worth losing weight the easy way. Best of luck to you all who choose to try this.

posted Jun 21st, 2011 8:44 pm


Ren

I just want you all to realise that Sensa is a placebo. Something to make you believe that something is working when it actually isn't.

At the beginning of this year January 2011 I started my weight loss plan. No drugs, just lots of water and better eating. I started off at 198 lbs and I hit 164 last month. I just want everyone to know that it is possible to do it without pills and paying all that money. I now eat SmartOnes weight watcher meals and lean cuisine meals. I try to have salads at least once a week and I have lowered my caloric intake to 1400 cals. Please be sure to calculate your Basal Metabolic Rate and find out how many calories you need to consume to lose weight. Once you start dropping weight you will need to check this again. My mother has tried almost every weight loss program out there and she has only lost weight on what I'm telling you to do. Also eat as slowly as you can and drink as much water as you can throughout the day. If you really want great results don't have sugar (no fruits, soda,Tea, candy) for the first two weeks. You will get headachy from the change, but it will be well worth it. Be sure to try to stay away from artificial sweeteners, tea, soda, and candy as much as possible. Hope this helps! :-)

posted Jun 15th, 2011 5:16 pm


Monique

I was just reading up on this and I am just amazed on how people are still looking for a "magic" weight loss. When I had my babies, I gained 40 lbs. I lost all the weight by eating normal, just "half" of everything. If it was a cheeseburger, cut it in half, and etc etc. It works....and the best thing is it's FREE...good luck

posted Jun 13th, 2011 2:02 pm


jftinker

I have just started diet and exercise program, added Sensa just for late night munching. It's a tool to help me control how much I eat. It works and I have not had any bad smell or taste what so ever. I also bought mine from Amazon with no probelms. If your silly enough to use a product and think its a magic bullet, your very naive and should stay away from any diet aid.

posted Jun 13th, 2011 1:10 pm


Susan

Did HCG diet to lose 18 lbs fast, now I will continue with Sensa. Sensa I believe does work, just takes longer. Which they say is the best way to lose weight, slower to keep it off!

posted Jun 9th, 2011 4:21 pm


mammamaya42

congrats ashley. thumbs up

posted Jun 3rd, 2011 4:21 pm


Ashley

Just started Sensa 15 days ago, and I can tell a difference in my appetite. Lookin' to lose 25 lbs. Lost 2 lbs so far. Hope it keeps coming off!

posted Jun 3rd, 2011 12:16 pm


michelle

i bought sensa from ebay got the first month system and i lost 8lbs in 2 weeks with the help of exercise so just sprinkling on food and expect a magic lost is crazy. you have to work the program. exercise is KEY and NO SODAS. i got rid of all that and i tell you im on a roll.you all can do it ,go on ebay. i paid 34.00 free shipping for booklet ,dvd, 2 shakers month 1 . when im done ill get month 2 sensa, and you dont have to wrry about the fees everytime. so ill pay again when i order my month 2. so hey guys it will work for you and just exercise it least 3 or 4 times a week for 30 min,and cut out soda,if you do drink diet but only with splenda in it. drink lots of water and watch that weight drop.smiling to all of you. good luck friends

posted Jun 2nd, 2011 5:25 pm


bob

I don't think Sensa is a scam, but it is expensive. It worked during my trial month. I found eating slower helps the appetite supressant kick in a little earlier. I canceled my membership and returned the unused product. They refunded 100% of my money $98.50. If you cancel you must do it on time and return all unused product.

posted May 31st, 2011 3:15 pm


Don Healy

Did try sensa did not think it was a help.
Tried to get a RMA and return it and the guy I talked to gave me an address and RMA number.

I checked the address on maps and he gave me a bogus zip code.

Now I wonder if the RMA number is any good.

Don

posted May 28th, 2011 12:03 pm



 

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