SENSA® and The Skinny, Not Healthy, Fads

SENSA®‘s commercial’s advertise quick, effortless weight loss with the shake of a hand.

According to the commercials, you shake the product onto your food, eat the food, loose weight. It shows customers shaking it on everything from doughnuts to french fries. Too good to be true? Yes, yes it is.

SENSA®, just like many other weight loss pills, products and programs, urge you too look better outside, but don’t care what’s going on inside. Most people don’t ask questions or look beyond the surface. It is very tempting to do nothing and still loose weight. However, here’s how SENSA® works:

“The scientific principle behind SENSA® is remarkably simple. As you eat, smell and taste receptors send messages to tell your body it’s time to stop eating. SENSA® was designed to help speed up the process and trigger your “I feel full” signal, so you eat less and feel more satisfied. Because SENSA® works with your body’s natural impulses, rather than against them, there are no feelings of hunger or intense cravings.”

So, basically, it convinces your body you are full before you actually are. You may ask, ‘How can this be healthy?’ (or you might not). Either way, the answer is simply, it’s not. Not at all. How can you possibly be healthy if your under eating? Your body needs enough nutrients to power it. Food is your body’s fuel, if you aren’t fueling it enough, your gonna break down.

Under eating = under fueling = breaking down.

What is SENSA® made of?

Maltodextrin, Tricalcium Phosphate and Silica are the 3 main ingredients.

Maltodextrin is made of corn starch. Corn is the #1 most GMO food.

Tricalcium Phosphate – Possible side effects in humans are nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite, constipation, dry mouth, increased thirst and increased urination. (source)

Silica is most commonly used for the production of glass and is most commonly found in nature in sand or quartz. Its also in those little packets in new shoes labeled, ‘Do not eat.’ However, when its in vegetables it is healthy and actually necessary. It’s a mineral that helps ligaments, skin elasticity and many other things.

Other ingredients include soy (#2 most GMO foods, linked to causing 80+ allergies and hormone imbalances), milk, natural and artificial (Mmmm, fake.) flavoring.

So, out of the ingredients, I’d be OK with the milk (as long as it was raw, which in this case, its not.) and the silica as long as it was in organically grown vegetables, which again, in this case its not.

A few questions you should be asking yourself before dieting:

Is this a healthy choice? Have they studied long term side effects that could develop? (for instance, in 40 years will this product have given everyone who used it cancer? Will it cause hair loss? Will it cause hormone problems? Infertility? etc..) Will this affect my life in a positive way? Will it be a long term answer? (Can you take SENSA® for the rest of your life to keep the weight off?) Is this something I want to put into my body? Is this and environmentally friendly option? (SENSA® comes in little packs, are the recyclable? Its made from GMO foods, which depletes the earth’s natural resources, etc..)

The majority of people see a quick fix. You need to see the whole story.

Back to the beginning, I feel the need to stress the fact, it helps you get skinny, not healthy.

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I understand its only human nature to want to loose a few (or more) pounds. Heck, I have some baby weight I want to loose. But you should A) want to loose weight for the right reasons (feeling better about yourself, being comfortable etc.) Not because its society’s perception of beautiful and you think that’s how it should be.

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B) You need to be HEALTHY not just skinny.

~Courtney, The Crunchy Delinquent

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