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.
About the Author
Guest writer Becki is a recent law school graduate who rescues animals in her free time.