I do want to say that it's not poison. It's a HUGE waste of money, but silica is essentially very fine sand, which won't hurt you. It also has maltodextrin, which is the powder they use in artificial sweeteners to "bulk it up" so there's something in the packet, and a bunch of artificial and natural colorings. The "cat litter" comparison isn't too far off. Eating cat litter isn't going to kill you (assuming it's not used), but it's not going to help you lose weight, either.
The one way it does work is by making you stop and think. You're supposed to sprinkle it on everything you eat. So are you going to pull out your Sensa and sprinkle it on a double-chocolate donut? No, you would stop and think, "This is totally stupid. I'm putting magic diet powder on a DONUT. That's just wrong," and you would put the donut back. So if you can afford a couple of dollars a day to force you to think about what you're doing, Sensa's fine. But most of us can do that ourselves for free if we really focus on it. Get a bottle of cinnamon or a tiny salt shaker and make yourself put just the tiniest sprinkle on anything you're going to eat, and you'll have perfect homemade Sensa.
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1/6/13 3:25 P
Someone once said it was like putting cat litter on food.
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1/6/13 2:50 P
I agree. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. We need to do our blood, sweat, and tears!!!!!
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1/6/13 1:31 P
Don't waste your money! Spend the money on a personal trainer or toward gym membership
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1/6/13 1:26 P
waste of $$$. Love SP
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5,855 1/6/13 11:56 A
I agree with TEXAS, There are no magic bullets out there. Forewarned is forearmed.
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1/6/13 11:40 A
I looked up the ingredients... it contains silica. The same substance that is in those small packets used to ship and store products without humidity. You know, the packets that say "DO NOT EAT".
I totally understand why people would try it. I am so familiar with the feeling of desperation to curb the appetite. Often times I've been willing to try ANYTHING to lose weight, but this stuff is poison. Long term... it is dangerous to your liver, kidneys, and all other organs that have to filter it out.
Be safe, be smart, save money.
1/6/13 11:28 A
I need to read more about it. I am leary of fix quick products.
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2,116 1/6/13 11:25 A
My husband and I both tried it and lost weight. We were both at plateaus and found that it really did curb our appetites. In two months, i've lost 11 pounds and had been stuck with no loss for a few weeks prior. That includes the holidays and eating whatever I wanted. At least for us, we like it and have seen results as long as you do what you're supposed to.
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1/6/13 11:12 A
Remember if ANY product sounds too good to be true... it probably is...
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1/6/13 11:05 A
This product sounded fishy to me from the start. There are no miracle solutions. *sigh*
I don't even have the spare cash to try it! I'm also always wary of such products!
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Don't use it.
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Folks, good morning sparkers. I have a piece of news for U. I tried sensa in my going around trying to find a easy way to have my cake and eat it too. Wasted 171.00 dollars on this product. It did not work for me and if it works for you it is because without knowing it you are or have committed to lose weight and this is going to do it. Now take all that hope and desire and put it behind a disciplined life style and save your money. If you buy this product and find it does not work, well u are out of the cash and probably so disappointed u give up before u even start.. there aint no easy chain gang, u have to have discipline with exercise and most of all with food. Oh just a little info for you I struggle with this every day
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Mother-in-law tried it, hubby tried it; waste of $ for both.
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