When will these so called "celeb" endorsements stop?? When will average people realize these products are gimmicks? Look at that Ally stuff, several celebs used it, did magazine ads for it, and now they are back to the weight they were before hand. That's why, when walking in a Mall, if you pass by a GNC, you see one clerk in there, alone.........their stuff is supplemental junk. No bargain. And deep inside, you know this Sensa stuff is "fishy" anyway, you really do.
no, I haven't tried it. But I have lost a lot of weight by just eating healthier - lots of fresh vegetables, fruit, nuts, fish, and using spices for flavor.
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513 2/27/13 8:14 P
I tried Sensa for 2 and a half months. I felt like I was eating less but never lost any weight. This was before I started counting calories or exercising. Supposedly you don't have to change anything and you will lose weight. That didn't happen for me. I chalked it up to another fad diet.
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240 2/27/13 4:34 P
It sounds so disgusting. I could not bring myself to sprinkle god-knows-what on my food.
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2/27/13 4:14 P
I was watching one of the extended episodes of "My 600 lb Life" last night. This one was about a lady in FL who needed to get down to 500 lbs before a surgeon would agree to do gastric bypass. One of her doctors was taking her pre-packaged meals (delivering them TO HER HOME) because the family member who had been taking food to her was injured. She promised that she would only eat what the doc recommended.
Her bed had a scale to keep track of her weight. She managed to get down to 522...so close. The doc kept delivering her meals to her, every 2 weeks or so he'd bring a new supply. The scale on the bed quit working, but because she swore she was following doc's orders, he was sure she'd continue to lose.
Three weeks went by and they had her brought to the hospital to hopefully prep for surgery. She had gained over 100 lbs in 3 weeks!!!
the doc had a heart to heart with her about lying to him. Well...she'd been eating some of her old favorites and 'sprinkling the powder' on the meals to counteract the extra eating.
she really thought she'd lose weight.
they did find a surgeon willing to do gastric bypass on her, but she checked herself out of rehab following the surgery. Sadly she ended up dying.
The thought crossed my mind to try it but then I remembered all of the money I had spent over the years on "easy" ways to loose weight. I am skeptical about the product!
2/26/13 9:31 A
I'd suspect she was paid to use it, but that's not the question you've asked.
Funny that hubby and I were looking at the ads last evening, and decided that the items they were shaking the stuff on were not items we'd likely be eating anyway - so, I have no idea why on earth anyone would think a "magic" formula would help them lose weight.
Healthy habits and good choices that you can stick with for a lifetime are better choices. Weigh out how much it costs versus stocking up on healthier options, and see if you are making a good choice (whether it works or not is irrelevant, at that point - just look at the cost of it, first). Are you willing to take that money out of your grocery budget?
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2/25/13 4:54 P
I think that sensa is ok though I do not use it. My husband does. I think of it as a support and appetite suppressant. Bottom line is eat less and move more!!!!!!
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53 2/25/13 3:25 P
I tried it few years ago and it did not work well for me...also very expensive...I had to fight the company to stop using my CC...not worth it... but it got me to use different spices like cinnamon and cayenne powder on my foods ever since... SP is the best way to help us to lose weight safely and permanently and very inexpensively... :)
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2/25/13 2:00 P
I don't believe it. The only true way to lose weight is the old fashioned way watching what you eat and drink, and your fitness. the only thing I'm shaking is booty at zumba.
2/25/13 12:55 P
I've never tried it but one of my friends has been using it for two weeks and claims its helping her with visible results of a 5 pound loss according to her home scale
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2,116 2/25/13 12:35 P
My husband and I are using it and have noticed a change. We buy it at GNC so we don't have to do the auto-sign up with the company as I want to be able to quit whenever I want. I had been stuck at a plateau of 208 and couldn't get the scale to move. I am now at 194 after about 4 months. I haven't been exercising any more than usual but I do notice I get full faster and stay full longer so that I have been eating less. My only problem is always remembering to shake. It is one shaker with two sides, one for salty, one for sweet, and I haven't noticed any taste difference in my food. I won't necessarily recommend it but I can say it has worked for both of us as long as we use it the way we are supposed to.
In a way, it does work. If you have to sprinkle something on your food before you eat it, you have to stop and think about whether you really want it anyway. If you're not used to (or not willing to try) measuring, planning, and/or tracking your food, then anything that makes you *stop* for a minute would help. And there's also the ridiculousness factor. Are you going to sprinkle Sensa on three double-chocolate donuts? No! You're going to stop and say, "OMG, I'm actually sprinkling DIET POWDER on a bag of freakin' DONUTS! What the heck is wrong with me?!?" And you're definitely not going to eat any sort of junk food in public, because you'll be afraid that OTHER people are going to laugh at how ridiculous it is. So to that extent, Sensa works. However, you could get the same effect by carrying around a teeny little shaker of garlic powder or cayenne, or just the maltodextrin powder they use as a base. It'll cost nickels a month instead of $89 or whatever Sensa charges, and it will work exactly the same way.
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2/23/13 3:48 P
I had thought about it but it was expensive. I'm always a bit scared about all that hype srtuff.
2/23/13 8:49 A
I did a free trial once maybe a year ago or so... Yes it's a gimmick and yes I noticed the after taste...was just wired sprinkling that stuff on everything..everything! It did seem to curb the appetite yet that made me nervous too...what was I putting in my body? Yeah..walk away from the sprinkles..we can do this w/o the artificial "help"
Really it's just an expensive, weight loss gimmick. I think it only helps you lose 1-2 pounds a week, with no changes. 1-2 pounds is normal for a healthy, normal weight loss plan if you watch portions and calorie intake. What's the point of trying to change your body if you don't change what you're doing to yourself?
2/22/13 2:22 P
probably the only weight loss from this comes from burning calories by shaking the darn stuff on everything you eat. They had a Rachel Ray show about this and the lady that did it said she saw a little progress but it's not all it's cracked up to be.
2/22/13 1:36 P
Did not try it however was thinking about it awhile back and went on the computer and read some reviews. Apparently you have to shake this stuff on your food every time you eat something including snacks as well as meals so you have to continually keep this stuff at the ready wherever you go. They also said there are two different sprinklers one for sweet food and one for savory food. If you are going to eat something that the "sprinkles" will not stick to then you have to "mist your food before you eat it" Finally they said they sprinkles tasted like onion powder/crushed up smarties. After awhile that was all you could taste no matter what you eat. Long story short, read the reviews but I wouldn't waste my money on any product like that. Celebrities get paid by companies like that to sell their product so they will say whatever they want them to say. Stick with Sparkpeople and a healthy diet and exercise and you will get better results at NO COST TO YOU!!
2/22/13 1:35 P
I haven't tried it but was thinking about it before I discovered Spark. Google sensa and read the reviews. Basically it says that you have to sprinkle this stuff on everything you eat including meals as well as snacks ( one type for savory food and another for sweet food) and if you are eating something that the sprinkles won't "stick" to you have to "mist" your food with water first!! Also they said the sprinkles were flavored one like onion powder and the other like crushed up smarties candy so after awhile that was all you could taste. I would recommend just sticking with spark, following a good diet and exercise program all at NO COST TO YOU!! Celebs get paid by these companies to sell their product and will say anything they want them to say to get people to buy the product. Good Luck
2/21/13 11:20 P
Octavia Spencer was on the view today and said she lost 20 lbs on Sensa , she said she was approached and she told them she wasn't going to change what she ate and they said she didn't have to. Well if you don't remember who she is she won an Oscar for the help last year and she's a full figured gal and you could definitely see a change in her appearance and she said she's not doing anything different but using the Sensa ... Anyone else ever try this?