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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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ladyreed2

I won't say it don't work. Please discontinue my account as of today. It is not for me. I keep for getting to use the product.

posted Jan 21st, 2011 2:26 pm


chelsea

will someone please tell me if the free trial is a scam or not

posted Jan 9th, 2011 12:40 am


GAIL W.

I FOUND THIS TO BE VERY HELPFUL IN MY DECISIONS BEFOR PURCHASING ANY TYPE OF NEW PRODUCTS THAT HITS THE MARKET, DO THE RESEARCH FIRST!!!...

NO MATTER HOW CONVINCING OR TEMPTING AN ADVERTISEMENT MAY BE, HAVE ALL THE FACT FIRST, DONT DEPEND ON WHAT YOU HEAR, REMEMBER THEIR JOB IS TO SELL MILLIONS $$$ AND THE CATCH IS THERE FAMOUS LINE "100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE".....

THIS IS ONE MAJOR DETERMINING FACTOR WHY PEOPLE ARE DRAWN TO TRYING OUT NEW PRODUCTS, IF IT DOSENT WORK, YOU CAN SIMPLY RETURN IT AND GET A REFUND, TRUST ME IT'S NOT ALWAYS THAT SIMPLE, MANY PEOPLE ARE LEFT WITH HOROR STORIES.

SO MY SUGGESTION IS, DO THE RESEARCH, FIND OUT ALL YOU CAN ABOUT THE PRODUCT, CHECK OUT PEOPLES REVIEWS, OR COMMENTS (VERY RELIABLE SOURCE) BE WELL INFORMED, AND THEN, MAKE A WELL EDUCATED DECISION BASED ON ALL YOUR FINDINGS, STATEMENTS AND TESTIMONIES.

INFORMATION ON SENSA THAT I FOUND REGARDING THE INGREDIENTS:

MALTODEXTRIN: A SWEETENER DERIVED FROM CORN.

TRICALCIUM PHOSPHATE: MINERAL FOUND IN ROCKS, USED AS AN ANTI-CAKING AGENT.

SILICA: FOUND IN NATURE AS SAND OR QUARTZ. USED AS A FOOD ADDITIVE TO HELP ABSORB WATER.

CARMINE: CARMINE IS A PIGMENT THAT IS EXTRACTED FROM CARMINIC ACID IN INSECTS. THE PROCESS OF MAKING CARMINE INVOLVES BOILING DOWN DRIED INSECTS. USED AS A FOOD DYE. MAY CAUSE SEVER ALLERGIC REACTIONS AND ANAPHYLACTIC SHOCK IN SOME PEOPLE.

THE WAY I SEE IT THIS IS ON PRICY WAY TO LOSE WEIGHT WITH INGREDIENTS OF GROUND ROCKS, INSECT PIGMENT AND CORN SUGAR, THINK I'LL PASS ON THIS ONE.

posted Dec 31st, 2010 8:11 pm



dawnd

The new sensa weight loss system looks promising. I know the older programs were not as good.

posted Dec 30th, 2010 2:39 pm


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posted Dec 9th, 2010 4:59 am


mary

Sensa company refused to honor the trial period. Called to cancel the order BEFORE trial period was up and they already charged $200.00 on my credit card. They refused to correct their mistake. Dont order from them!

posted Dec 4th, 2010 6:23 pm


IFFYBIFFY

For those interested I just called my GNC (Chicagoland) and they said they carry months 1 & 2 of the Sensa product. I saw that GNC online carries more product (months).

I could not find it at QVC OR HSN when I put it in the search bar.

Just go to GNC ONLINE to find a store near you if you'd just like to try it.

Hope this helps and good luck.

posted Nov 23rd, 2010 5:57 pm


Tammy

The correct spelling is LOSE weight not LOOSE weight. One without strength might be considered WEAK not WEEK.
Those of us who want to lose weight do appreciate reviews of products so that we may make informed choices. Thanks.

posted Nov 22nd, 2010 3:18 pm


jenn

what r the side effects? since its supposed to control the taste and smell, does it mess up ur senses? If anyone knows, please answer...

posted Nov 22nd, 2010 6:11 am


Jo

Thanks every body for your comments and advice. I think the product may be working for some people but the payment is a scam. I was looking for something to help me drop 20-30 lbs, then i found sensa. I wanted to try it because it says free trial for 30 days just pay for shipping, but they want to get pay right a way. I was charting with a live customer i asked her why is sensa charging upfront when they said trial, she changed the subject.

posted Nov 18th, 2010 6:27 pm


Jerze

You can purchase Sensa from GNC online apparently without fear of continual billing. I too wish it were in the stores but will try GNC online. I had gastric bypass surgery six years ago - lost 92 lbs and then reached a plateau. I want to lose an additional 70 lbs but need to lose at least 30 before a scheduled surgery. I've read the pros and cons and I'm willing to give it a try.

posted Nov 17th, 2010 4:59 pm


Dawn

They sell it at GNC so you can buy monthly.

posted Nov 16th, 2010 2:27 pm


Justme

It doesn't take a whole lot of common sense to order it from a 3rd party like ShopNBC.com or QVC.com - you can choose auto-ship or one time ship. Seriously people? Your only complaint is that you had a hard time cancelling?!?! Tell us if it WORKED or NOT!!!

posted Nov 15th, 2010 3:04 pm


Marilyn

Jeff this is how to spell "weak" not "week". While I am glad you are healthy and fit, learn to spell before making rude comments about something you know nothing about. You don't know what tragedy or condition that has occurred in a person's life that has put him or her out of control and this maybe one of the things that can jump start them to take control. Bravo! on your 20lb weight loss and limiting what goes into your mouth, but you also need to limit what comes out your mouth as well.

posted Nov 14th, 2010 5:11 pm


Tamara

I saw the infomercial so I ordered the trial. It cost me $19.95 because they charge you taxes on the full cost $89.99. Then I saw that GNC is selling it! It's $89.99 but if you use your member card it's $72!! & you don't have to pay shipping.

posted Nov 13th, 2010 8:54 pm


ülkü özer

ı want to take it

posted Nov 9th, 2010 6:21 am


Derek

BUYER BEWARE> Sensa is a total scam. Trying to stop the membership is an exercise in futility and sheer frustration. Meanwhile Sensa bills my credit card every month, ignoring my repeated requests to end the membership. I ended up having to call my credit card company to refuse payment. Now Sensa has sent me to collections. After hours spent on the phone trying to get to the bottom of this problem, NO ONE at Sensa is willing to right their mistake. I have sent letters to the Better Business Bureau and the Michigan State Attorney General. BUYER BEWARE

posted Nov 2nd, 2010 3:21 pm


rachel

I bought my Sensa on ebay brand new so I could try it without having the automatic reordering. I got the starter kit and month 1 and 2. Good ideas for others who don't want thier cards on file and being charged.

posted Nov 1st, 2010 2:47 am


scmaize

I won't buy anything that automatically charges my credit card without permission. Also, this contains maltodextrin, which is like sprinkling msg on everything. If, like many people, you're sensitive to msg, you may have an unpleasant reaction.

posted Oct 28th, 2010 9:03 pm


sandra

I tried ordering Sensa today, but because of everything I have been reading in regards to the company's continuous unauthorized charges to the accounts, i decided to go out and get a rechargeable visa instead.

Well guess what, they do not accept prepaid visas, but they will be happy to assist me to debit my bank account !! When I question as to why they were rejecting my visa, I was told that there was not sufficient funds ( I deposit $25 to that card) in that account because they actually put a hold on the $89.95 on the bank card before hand and they needed an account where they will be able to debit the payment after the 30 days from today.

Shouldn't they only have to worry about the $9.95 which is what the customer is being told it would cost, and not request an authorization for $89.95?

If I were you I would definitely stay away from this and any company like this, since there are many people out there being taken advantage of by so many companies by having money withdrawing money from their accounts even after they have asked to cancel it.

I was really interested in trying Sensa, but now I just decided to drink a full glass of water before every meal. This will fill me up and I will be eating less....isn't this what Sensa does? The only difference is that the glass of water costs much less.

posted Oct 27th, 2010 7:20 pm



 

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