Shake and eat sounds so easy, but Ive heard some pretty bad things about it too. Its supposed to suppress your appetite? But they lied about studies conducted or something? Idk. Has anyone tried it?
Posted 27 May 2013 - 07:57 PM
I haven't done much research into Sensa, because to be quite frank I prefer to only put raw fruits veggies and grains into my body, or at least food that is minimally processed. Most dietary aids of that fashion (whether they be powders or capsuled powders in the form of diet pills) tend to have so many dangerous and unhealthy ingredients that I merely avoid them. The FDA does NOT regulate diet pills (outside of Alli), so the companies can make claims that are completely untrue as to what their product contains, or does not contain. So, to avoid putting things into my body that could kill/hurt me, i merely stick to foods and supplements that are as basic as possible.
That being said, won't don't you try the 80/20 trick, with psyllium fiber? Fiber is a great tool, because not only does it aid digestion, but it also fills you up. It's been suggested that having fiber before a meal fills your stomach up 20%, helping you to only eat 80% of what you normally would, and therefore aiding in weight loss. It's basically the same idea as Sensa, except a lot cheaper and a lot less sketchy.
Posted 28 May 2013 - 09:36 PM
From what I've heard I wouldn't trust it. It sounds to easy and I doubt it would work. There's a similar product something about Saffron extract or something, which is also suppose to surpress appetite. Personally, anything that sounds to easy to be true, probably is.
I would suggest instead stepping down calories a few days at a time (cut out 100 cals every 3 days or so), you wont notice being any hungrier, and by the time you're down to 500 cals or so for more than a week, eating more then that actually hurts, and you wont do it again. Your body will naturally adapt to fewer calories as you go and your cravings will go away after a few weeks (at least that's what happened to me).
Good luck and hard work is always the best route and the most likely to work in the long run.
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Posted 28 May 2013 - 11:46 PM
Im already at around 300 to 400 cals per day (fluctuating - sometimes less, sometimes more), avoiding carbs. I was just wondering if anyone has tried it. Ive not known anyone that has. I usually suppress my appetite with mint/lime infused water. It works stellar! Thank you for yalls input. ^^
Posted 03 June 2013 - 10:45 PM
I read online because I wanted to know if you could really 'sprinkle on french fries' and other fatty foods like the commercial I saw was complete BS or not. (it is, sprinkling that stuff on your food does nothing). But all the pill reviews said they lost nothing, it actually made them more bloated and dehydrated.
And I read maybe about 5 or so websites that all said that.
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Posted 07 June 2013 - 07:28 PM
Isn't sensa supposed to be a laxative?
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Posted 12 June 2013 - 04:37 AM
I was just looking at Sensa today. The only active ingredient is chromium picolinate. The first two ingredients are maltodextrin (a sugar from corn) and silicon dioxide (sand). I don't think it is meant to help people who eat very little, or even people who eat a normal amount.
If it actually works, it might help prevent a binge though.
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