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Old 08-04-2010, 04:04 PM   #1
 
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Default 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.
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Old 08-04-2010, 04:08 PM   #2
 
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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.
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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?
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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.
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Old 08-04-2010, 04:17 PM   #5
 
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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.
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:21 PM   #6
 
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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.
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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.
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Here's where they get carmine from:


Female cochineal beetle, 5mm long, ground up is used as a red dye in food and cosmetics
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I quit with the gum. It works every time.
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I quit with the gum. It works every time.
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Here's where they get carmine from:


Female cochineal beetle, 5mm long, ground up is used as a red dye in food and cosmetics
Ewww, but does it work? Lol.
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Here's where they get carmine from:


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.
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Here's where they get carmine from:


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.
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Old 08-05-2010, 07:35 PM   #14
 
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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. )
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I'm waking this back up because I just bought it.

Anyone else trying Sensa?
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