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Sensa Experiment Update

When I started Sensa I actually was a little nervous. I wasn’t really sure what to think or what would happen. I went in to the process pretty skeptical that anything could really curb my eating. Like I said before, I eat a lot of food and it doesn’t always have anything to do with my appetite.

The first day I was hesitant to sprinkle the Sensa on my food because I was afraid it would make my food taste terrible and I would be miserable. I like food. I don’t want to make my food taste bad. I started by sprinkling the Sensa on some Spanish rice. I didn’t notice any taste difference, but when I was done I was satisfied and wasn’t hungry again for several hours–which is not typical for me. I didn’t put a lot of weight in the results of the first meal. But it turned out to be a pattern.

Day three was my big “Ah Ha!” day. I had spent the first couple of days paying a lot of attention to what I was eating and how it was tasting and how it made me feel. Day three was my first day back to work. I usually go home on my lunch hour and I eat as quickly as possible while catching up on my shows on the DVR. This day, I was totally engrossed in David Tutera’s My Fair Wedding and not paying attention at all to what I was scarfing down when all of a sudden I felt full. I stopped for a second and looked down at my bowl of macaroni and cheese and thought, “This can’t be right. My bowl isn’t empty yet.” But it was true. I was full. And it wasn’t because I wanted Sensa to work. I wasn’t even paying attention.

Later that night the same thing happened with a bag of popcorn. It is nothing for me to finish a bag of low-fat microwave popcorn while watching my nightly television shows and then be ready for the next snack. But that night I made it about ¾ of the way through the bag (again only paying attention to the show) and I couldn’t eat another bite. And again, I thought there was something wrong. I NEVER stop before finishing a bag of popcorn unless it is my second bag! I was baffled.

But now for the important part. The first week I lost 1.6 pounds. I was ecstatic. However, after one month of using Sensa I actually ended up gaining a couple of pounds instead of losing. Now I have some theories that there were other things at play (I injured my knee and was immobile for a while, and I didn’t sprinkle all time like I should have). But take it for what you will. What I do know is that when I consistently used it on everything like you are supposed to, it did help reduce my appetite. I plan on continuing into the second month and really making a point to use it consistently and see what happens.

Like I said in my first post, this is just a first step. If the Sensa can help me control my appetite, then maybe I can start focusing on counting calories or trying a diet plan that I can be confident that I can stick to with the help of Sensa.

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  1. Prime Parents' Club

    January 12, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Your Sensa diet experiment failed for me. I totally had to eat microwave popcorn after reading this.


    • Becki

      January 13, 2012 at 6:43 am

      Well someone will need to fill the void I may leave behind in the microwave popcorn industry or they may go bankrupt. :)

  2. rockle

    January 12, 2012 at 9:31 am

    not sure what kind of diet plan you might be looking for, but i’ve been using lose it on and off since july of 2010 and i’ve managed to lose (and keep off) more than 60 lbs. it’s just a food tracker, but it’s easy to use — you can either put the app on your iphone or use the website. no food restrictions or anything — you just enter some basic info and it tells you how many calories you can eat per day. i really like it.

    • Becki

      January 12, 2012 at 10:27 am

      I will look into that!! Thank you for the tip! Now that I am doing a better of job reducing my portions, I need to rethink my food options and their calorie counts. My food choices generally aren’t terrible, but could use a little work.

      • rockle

        January 12, 2012 at 1:58 pm

        i think the hardest thing to do is to measure everything, at least in the beginning. after a while you start to be able to eyeball what a half a cup of commonly eaten foods looks like. i recommend getting two sets of measuring cups that can be taken apart so you will always have a clean measuring implement. (we only have a 1-cup and 1/3-cup measure for some reason, so i am ALWAYS washing.)

        GOOD LUCK! dieting is so hard, but it’s worth it. (or so they tell me.)

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