I’m not going to call the product out by name, but it’s ridiculous how far marketers will take it these days. Okay. Okay. Sure, I’ll budge. I’m talking about Sensa. Today, I saw their infomercial promoting claims up of to a 30 lbs weight loss in less than 6 months. And to do it, one only has to sprinkle Sensa on their food–pizza, deep fried snickers, onion rings, whatever. Apparently, it doesn’t matter what the food choice is, as long as we sprinkle this product on our food, we’ll lose the pounds. Why, because it “cuts off our hunger switch.”
Never mind the fundamental equation of calories burned should be more than calories consumed–this product is apparently all that we really need. Really?
This reminds me of the ab belt that I purchased in 2001. I purchased it with the hope of simply putting on this belt, turning it on, and watching my abs get ripped. Needless to say, it hurt like hell, and after spending the $30 and using the product for just a few days, my abs had as much fat on them as they did before I purchased the belt.
Whatever diet system we choose, it will always come down to that system plus exercise to lose weight–they complement each other.
We have to fight these temptations to lose weight quickly. They are no different than the temptations to get rich quickly. There is no such thing. Loosing weight, like building wealth, is a slow and methodical process that evolves over a period of sound decision making.
Don’t prevent wealth. Keep your money in your pocket, and go for five 45 minute runs five days per week. Couple this with a consistent, basic, and nutritional 2000 calorie diet, and I promise then, overtime, you’ll lose the weight that you want.
If you care to read more about an “actual” investigation on the product, visit Henry the Health Hounds, My Investigation on “Sensa” for Weight Loss. More important than the investigation by “Henry” is the comments on his site from actual Sensa takers.
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