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poisonivy 08-04-2010 05:04 PM

Sensa, anybody tried it?
 
I'm tempted. I've gained 30 lbs. since I quit smoking 4 years ago and I hate it. I am terrible at dieting. Just curious.

Curlyminx 08-04-2010 05:08 PM

Sensa is the stuff you sprinkle on your food right? One for sweet and one for savory or something?

My dad took that stuff. I don't recall seeing any physical changes in my father while he was taking it.

poisonivy 08-04-2010 05:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Curlyminx (Post 1433491)
Sensa is the stuff you sprinkle on your food right? One for sweet and one for savory or something?

My dad took that stuff. I don't recall seeing any physical changes in my father while he was taking it.

Yeah its stuff you sprinkle and its supposed to trick your brain into thinking you have eaten more than you have. I didn't know there was a different mixture for sweet and savory though. How long was your dad on it?

Curlyminx 08-04-2010 05:12 PM

I'd say it was at least 6 months (but time moves strange now that I'm older, for all I know it was years!). But he said it was hard to keep with.

RedCatWaves 08-04-2010 05:17 PM

Sensa Ingredients:
  1. Maltodextrin
  2. Tricalcium Phosphate
  3. Silica
  4. Natural and Artificial Flavors
  5. FD&C Yellow 5
  6. Carmine
  7. Contains Soy and Milk ingredients
Maltodextrin - artificial starch
Tricalcium phosphate - aka bone ash, aka ground up rocks
Silica (Really?) - mineral (more ground up rocks)
Natural and artificial flavors - Um...ok, whatever that means
Carmine - That's ground up beatle wings, in case you didn't know. Often used as pigment in cosmetics.



Looks like just another diet scam to me. Another thing to separate you from your money.

MNMarxist 08-04-2010 06:21 PM

Most non-smokers won't gain too much weight if they exercise a bit and don't eat or drink much stuff with sugar or corn syrup in it.

In other words, people generally don't gain a lot of weight unless they live like they were born after WWII.

xcptnl 08-04-2010 07:16 PM

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Originally Posted by MNMarxist (Post 1433569)
Most non-smokers won't gain too much weight if they exercise a bit and don't eat or drink much stuff with sugar or corn syrup in it.

In other words, people generally don't gain a lot of weight unless they live like they were born after WWII.

That is easy to say but as an ex smoker you find yourself eating to take the place of the smoking-I think it's very natural when you first quit. That said, the weight gain (if kept to 20 lbs or so) is still not as unhealthy as the smoking. I found that my metabolism did 'correct' itself somewhat after I stopped smoking but I did have to work at losing 15 lbs about 6-8 months after quitting smoking.

I have seen the Sensa ads too and have been intrigued because now I have 10-15 lbs extra from my over 45 (almost 50) spread. No matter what I do I am finding this weight very hard to drop no matter what I do.

RedCatWaves 08-04-2010 07:25 PM

Here's where they get carmine from:

http://dontai.com/wp/wp-content/uplo...eal_beetle.jpg
Female cochineal beetle, 5mm long, ground up is used as a red dye in food and cosmetics

MNMarxist 08-04-2010 07:31 PM

I quit with the gum. It works every time.

wild~hair 08-04-2010 07:34 PM

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Originally Posted by MNMarxist (Post 1433633)
I quit with the gum. It works every time.

:thumbright:

poisonivy 08-05-2010 01:54 PM

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Originally Posted by RedCatWaves (Post 1433632)
Here's where they get carmine from:

http://dontai.com/wp/wp-content/uplo...eal_beetle.jpg
Female cochineal beetle, 5mm long, ground up is used as a red dye in food and cosmetics

Ewww, but does it work? Lol.

RedCatWaves 08-05-2010 02:01 PM

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Originally Posted by poisonivy (Post 1434367)
Quote:

Originally Posted by RedCatWaves (Post 1433632)
Here's where they get carmine from:

http://dontai.com/wp/wp-content/uplo...eal_beetle.jpg
Female cochineal beetle, 5mm long, ground up is used as a red dye in food and cosmetics

Ewww, but does it work? Lol.



Does carmine work for weightloss? No. It's just for color. They've dyed the starch and ground-up rocks with carmine, probably to make it look more appetizing.

poisonivy 08-05-2010 07:27 PM

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Originally Posted by RedCatWaves (Post 1434371)
Quote:

Originally Posted by poisonivy (Post 1434367)
Quote:

Originally Posted by RedCatWaves (Post 1433632)
Here's where they get carmine from:

http://dontai.com/wp/wp-content/uplo...eal_beetle.jpg
Female cochineal beetle, 5mm long, ground up is used as a red dye in food and cosmetics

Ewww, but does it work? Lol.



Does carmine work for weightloss? No. It's just for color. They've dyed the starch and ground-up rocks with carmine, probably to make it look more appetizing.

The strange things they do with food.

PartyHair 08-05-2010 08:35 PM

Cochineal is used in all kinds of stuff - food, makeup, lipstick - anything that needs a red color. Doubtful it does anything for weight loss.

(Ground up beetle doesn't gross me out - it's too abstract. Now, if you told me I had to grind up a beetle and smear it on my lips for lipstick, I would be grossed out. :lol: )

BlackAngelPlayah 05-12-2013 02:38 AM

I'm waking this back up because I just bought it. :p

Anyone else trying Sensa?


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