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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

"Weight-Loss" Products

A co-worker of mine found a two month supply of a product called "Sensa" (click link to view their website) in the woman's locker room.  This products promises to help you lose weight...

"By enhancing smell, SENSA® Tastants were designed to help speed up the process and trigger your "I feel full" signal, so you eat less and feel more satisfied."
 Sensa's Ingredient List:
I can see how this product would work.  If I sprinkled sand and a couple chemicals on my food every day I wouldn't eat as much either!  Maybe this product simply makes your food taste so terrible you won't eat as much of it!  Maybe the anti-caking agent and sand simply clog up your digestive system so you aren't able to absorb any of the food you are eating!

On Sensa's website they highlight two studies.  A double-blind sudy and a 1436 person study.  The first things you should look at when reading a study is who funded the study and who performed the study.  In this case the answer to these questions is Dr. Alan Hirsch, M.D.  Yes, he is the creator of Sensa.  Of course his studies are going to show his product works!

My favorite thing about this product, which you can see on any weight loss or exercise gimmick; In the fine print on the bottom of the website you will find this statement...
"Some Sensa users depicted lost more than 30.5lbs by using Sensa longer than 6 months and/or following a sensible diet and/or exercise regimen."
In other words; people who stopped eating cake and candy and started eating vegetables lost weight!

I don't mean to only pick on Sensa here, it just so happened that was the product found in our gym.  There are plenty of other so called "weight-loss" products on the market I could have highlighted here.  They are all the same!  They are filled with a few chemicals and marketed for easy weight loss.

Don't be a sucker and purchase these products!  They are a complete waste of your money!  Think about it this way... If these products really worked and were good for you, would there still be a 30% obesity rate in the United States?  Wouldn't everybody be using this miracle product?

2 comments:

Great piece! And, just a month until it all begins . . . .http://games.crossfit.com/features/videos/2012-reebok-crossfit-games-open-registration

Can't wait!

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