I tend to not eat very well being kind of a tech geek and my buddies wife was on the Sensa diet and over for dinner one night. She was really talking it up. Well, this got me pretty excited and I decided to do a bit of research to see if I could just sprinkle some magic dust on my food and lost weight. Afterall, it was working for her, right?
I have to admit, I was one that actually almost fell for the hype over the Sensa weight loss system. This revolutionary diet has swept the Internet with raving customer reviews. After all, who wouldn’t want to be able to lose weight by simply shaking a tasty spice over those “forbidden” foods they love?
After filtering through tons of fake reviews, I finally found unbiased customer experiences. This does not mean I will not pay attention to the positive consumer reviews I find; however, I am a little leery when that is all I find. I learned a long time ago that anyone can post a review, so the source of any review is important. I did really like the review provided by http://www.mysensareviews.net/. So you may want to read their review as well as what I have to say still.
To be fair, I will give you the facts about this weight loss system. However, I cannot ignore the shocking number of complaints. Is this a weight loss supplement destined to help you lose weight, or is it yet another weight loss scam? Only you can decide if this weight loss program will work for you. Keep in mind, every person reacts differently, even to leading diet supplements found on the market today.
Sprinkle Diet – The Basics
These sprinkles, created by Dr. Alan Hirsch, MD, are actually food flakes that are made from maltodextrin,tricalcium phosphate, silica, and different flavors. Some of the flavors available include:
- cheddar cheese
- ranch dressing
- Parmesan cheese
- banana strawberry
Simply sprinkle a small amount over commonly consumed foods to enhance the scent and flavor. This dietary supplement is supposed to work by tricking your brain into believing you are full resulting in less calories being consumed. I have to admit, this concept for weight loss is nice if it actually works.
The cost of Sensa depends on where you purchase it. The first month costs approximately $40. A two month supply will cost approximately $70. However, the cost goes up each month until the 6th month at approximately $59 per month. I can already tell you that this is a bit too high for me, especially with all of the negative consumer reviews I keep finding.
The Internet is full of controversial Sprinkle Diet reviews. This leads me to believe that many of the positive customer reviews are possibly created by paid writers. However, I am also not one to dismiss someone’s positive experience. Who am I to say that a person didn’t experience something positive with these diet supplements? However, I am also not one to ignore the negative experiences. In fact, the negative experiences are the ones that I tend to pay more attention to.
It is shocking at how many negative reviews I found. One after the other had something negative to say. The majority of them had complaints that the product simply did not work. Some people actually complained of gaining weight.
Some people reported that the product succeeded in making them feel full in the first couple of weeks, but after a period of time the affect it had was gone. The company does admit that your brain will overcome the effects, which is why they created a different sprinkle for the second month. It appears the second sprinkle had no effects.
There were conflicting reports on the customer service. Some people had no problems at all getting their money back, while others were still waiting for money 8 months later! I guess it depends on the person you get on the other line.
The only physical side effects I found while sifting through these unbiased reviews was the potential for diarrhea and stomach discomfort. This weight loss program will affect people differently, so there is no way to tell if this will happen to you or not.
One disturbing piece of information I found is in regards to the integrity of the company. The company claims this product is clinically proven to work. Dr. Alan Hirsch conducted a study of 1,436 people. These people tried the sprinkle diet for six months. The results of the study indicated users lost an average of 30 ½ pounds. 100 people were actually given fake food flakes and only lost an average of two pounds. In this study, it appears that this weight loss supplement did its job.
This is where I became a little skeptical. The study was presented at a 2008 Endocrine Society meeting; however, the Endocrine Society does not admit to actually reviewing the study. According to an August 1, 2008 ABC news article, the Endocrine Society were “surprised and troubled by the promotional nature of his presentation.” They do admit to inviting Dr. Hirsch to present his findings for debate; however, the study was not actually reviewed at this time.
It would be nice to be able to eat all of your favorite foods and still lose weight. Let’s face it. You have to reduce calories, increase nutrient dense foods, and increase your activity to really lose weight. I do believe that many of the leading diet supplements found on the market today can be an effective tool for helping with weight loss; however, I also feel you need to do your part by changing your eating and exercise habits.
I do not believe you can eat anything and everything you want and still lose weight by sprinkling magic dust on your food. I am also highly skeptical about the integrity of the company itself. It appears they misled people into thinking the Endocrine Society approved their clinical study. This is not the case.
People do have different experiences with this product. It appears to be safe for consumption. If you want to give it a try, it will likely not cause any serious side effects. However, the other ingredients could possibly interfere with medications. It can also cause problems for those who have certain health conditions. I highly recommend you contact your doctor before you consider using Sensa.