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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

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.

  • 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

  • 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

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.


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.


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.


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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re: Keith"s comment- "
When they start selling it in retail stores and eliminate the SCAM sales methods of forced shipments and fraudulently charged credit cards, I might try it. Until then, NO THANKS"
BRAVO!! M thoughts exactly!

posted Aug 20th, 2010 5:27 pm


I just order sensa and i hope it works time will tell ill keep everyone posted on my progess

posted Aug 16th, 2010 2:32 pm


When they start selling it in retail stores and eliminate the SCAM sales methods of forced shipments and fraudulently charged credit cards, I might try it. Until then, NO THANKS.

posted Aug 14th, 2010 3:14 pm


Try sniffing model glue before you eat and you will lose weight too. No harmful ingredients allows it to be sold, but nothing to indicate a nasal stimulation association like oh, let's say MINT?! Solid mental exercises are just as effective as any placebo like Sensa. Bottom line. It's crap! BTW same company sold me crap tooth whitener with the same terms and conditions.

posted Aug 13th, 2010 9:10 pm


i just ordered it and getting it sometime this week! i hope to try it and see if it works for me, despite all the negative comments (which are still helpful) ill put a comment after a week :)

posted Aug 13th, 2010 12:40 pm


From another website:
Crushed insects?
The inclusion of carmine means that this product basically contains crushed bugs! Carmine is sold to various industries for use in textile dyes, paints, inks, foods, cosmetics, and artificial flowers. As of now, foods that contain carmine do not have to disclose this ingredient, but there is a big push to get it included on nutrition labels. There are not any studies that show carmine to be effective when it comes to weight loss. The other ingredients in Sensa also have no research to back them up as effective diet pill ingredients. These ingredients are basically synthetic sweeteners, dyes, and fillers.

posted Aug 13th, 2010 11:48 am


Thanx for all your comments and feedback. I was going to order sensa but just wasn't shore, it seemed to good to be true and now I know it is....

posted Aug 12th, 2010 6:52 pm


I think Sensa works Great if you do change the way you eat & hit the gym 5 days a week. & you will se results faster than 6 months.

posted Aug 10th, 2010 2:41 am


Try sprinkling natural ground flax seed on your food and you will get the same results. Lowers bad Cholesterol, raises good, makes you feel full. Several friends have been adding to food (yogurt, cereal, soups, morning drink,) and they have lost weight. No scams, or gimmicks, just natural stuff.

posted Aug 6th, 2010 10:30 pm


I was looking for honest feedback and finally found it. I was wondering if this product had anything to offer, so I knew better than to look at their own website where I would doubtless read how wonderful it is and nothing negative at all. Now I know how they make a profit: by charging your credit card even after you cancel your agreement. The fact that they demand a credit card and won't take a check ensures that they can continue to do this. It will take a class-action lawsuit to put an end to this deceptive practice. And please, all you sensa-reps posting here... get a life. It is painfully obvious which posts are from actual users and which are from company reps who claim that those who don't like the product "don't understand". We understand alright, we understand that you are full of crap. :)

posted Aug 6th, 2010 10:04 pm

Doug Klast

Snake oil.

posted Jul 30th, 2010 4:45 pm


Been using sensa for 6 days I have lost 7 pounds. I have had the experience of making my self eat because I know I need to but I just haven't been hungry. To the people saying it is a scam you should try eating less. This product helps you with that. If you don't alter your eating habits this wont help. Just try cutting back & watch the pounds dissapear. Remember 3500 calories = 1 pound. Eat 3500 calories less & lose 1 pound. Don't do that & don't lose weight. This WORKS as it is described.

posted Jul 19th, 2010 6:50 pm


Their marketing promotion is misleading and fraudulent. They state free 30 day trial. They charge you $4.95 to get it. BUT, if you do not return the empty bottles WITHIN the 30 days, they then charge you $89.95, which in fact is 34% higher than street value, for the supposedly free trial. They then proceed to charge your credit card monthly sending you product that you never ordered. I tried this for more than 30 days and can honestly say it does not work! It does make you feel full and makes you congested, like you have a head cold, but it does not cause you to lose weight. My strong advise is to steer WAY CLEAR OF THIS SCAM!

posted Jul 16th, 2010 6:32 pm

None of yah bussines


posted Jul 15th, 2010 1:47 am


ok, I've only used this a short time, and haven't officially lost weight, however, I am sitting here at the moment, having eaten maybe 1.5 cups of food, and feel like I ate so much I could throw up. I feel uncomfortably full. I don't know if it's the Sensa, but I feel like my stomach is so full of GAS that If I eat another bite, I'll be sorry. I really don't like feeling this way, but hey, if it helps me eat So much less than I normally would, well, maybe it's worth it....we'll see....

posted Jul 10th, 2010 11:27 pm


OK, so this does work, BUT you have to work out too. If you just eat less your just stressing yourself out, but if you eat less AND workout for a least 30 minutes a day it will more than likely work.

posted Jul 8th, 2010 11:08 pm


I just started using Sensa. I hope it works. I go to the gym 6 days a week and try to eat healthy. But I fail. At night I have cravings and am a binge eater. I go to a restaurant and eat 4x what I should. It's how my brain works. I have been on all kinds of diets, but if you don't change your brain, you gain it back. To me this is no different than going on Prozak, or taking Insulin. You have to treat the cause.

posted Jul 2nd, 2010 10:02 am


Many individuals think this is a SCAM, but if YOU know how to READ ENGLISH and READ the terms YOU will be AWARE that you have 30 days to try it. Morons that complain are too FAT and lazy to get to a PHone. I am only second month. Lost 7lbs already..Loving it.....

posted Jul 2nd, 2010 12:34 am


another acai berry scam..this happened to me before...but it will not happen again..DO NOT BUY THE FREE TRIAL!

posted Jun 23rd, 2010 8:25 pm


I just ordered today and then read all this *&^#*(! .... lovrgirl ... would love to hear what you think. (have you been on for a about a week?)

posted Jun 21st, 2010 12:21 pm


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