((((( Our neighbor used it successfully and with no side effects but that can be individual, I suppose.
We both wanted to lose five pounds so she did it with Sensa and I didn't. This is what I did and lost four pounds over two months:
WRITE DOWN all one consumes in one day. It's in black and
white and each time I ate, I could review the daily con-
sumption. This stopped my from eating due to stress, etc.,
and I found I really wasn't that hungry and could wait.
Stay off the scale. It's an enemy for awhile; Take a weekl
reading? Write it down.
Take waist & hip measurement; Make paper notes of start and
finish. Clothes fitting better?
Exersizing will build muscle which I believe weighs more than
fat. You're probably shaping up, losing inches and perhaps
down half size but the weight on the scale may mislead you.
PORTION sizes = the size of a deck of cards so I controlled
NO desserts. I don't have a big sweet tooth, anyhow.
Eliminate empty caloric foods and beverages. Don't bring
them or junk food home and give away or throw away
those in the house.
Watched for sugar content you said. So did I. My brother said he lost a substantial amount over one year just doing this.
SIT DOWN TO EAT versus eating on the run. Make a pretty
table for one's self, include a cloth napkin/placemat, mock
cocktail and invite a friend to join on occasions.
NO seconds; Bone up on veggies & fruits.
None caloric beverage of choice, perhaps. I like iced water
+ lemon. If no fresh lemon, use 'real (liquid) lemon'. It
comes in the lime version, too.
*** I drink 1/3 a glass of OJ or milk. 2% is nice, etc.
Drink water about 20 minutes before each meal.
ESSENTIAL: Eat 3 squares a day + two snacks to keep blood
sugars, etc., level 24/7.
Don't eat anything two hours before bedtime.
*** Dried fruits can be made at home. Add some nuts
but some are high in calories. Pinenuts are low, I
Cook from scratch versus buying pre-made foods.
Stay away from drive through food places.
*** Start a savings bank for just these purposes. Mine is
a digital, see-through coin bank. When it gets up to
$100, I cash it in and go buy yarnie stuff. LOL!
*** I didn't be a couch potato as often. If so, I snagged
a WIP to burn off more calories.
When parking, park further away so you walk more. Use stairs
versus elevators or escalators.
Premake a veggie tray and use the spray salad dressings
that come in non-caloric varieties. I like the Italian.
Plant a garden and tend to it. I don't run the tiller but should!
Window sill gardening is fun if you don't have land. Dehydrate
the produce, freeze, etc., or use as gifts.
Feeding the birds has a bunch of ways to do so, will give
one joy watching them, too and I and DH call each other
when a new bird arrives.
I'm a hard worker and eat the same way and may have to tape a 2 x 4 to my feeding arm to stay thinner. The best solution is preventitive medicine. Same thing with a messy house. Pick it up; Don't pass it up. LOL!!
I'm sure there are other good hints, too. I'm just one who
won't buy a diet aid or vitamins and am not without funds figuring I can make my own and bank it into CD/s. No, make that yarnie stuff! LOL!!
I also make my own sports drink here and don't buy Gatorade. That info can be surfed for. The recipe doesn't have baking soda in it so I add a teaspoon to the one-quart ratio.
I know...I know...the only real way to lose weight is to eat the right things in the right quantity and exercise more.
Been there, done that.
I'm in my 60s now and I need help to get the weight off.
I'm already walking 30 - 40 min on a treadmill 5 or 6 times a week (I increase the incline and speed twice a month) or I sometimes ride a bike instead.
My endurance has improved and I've lost some weight but not enough and the scale hasn't moved in a while.
I've given up everything with sugar and white flour. I don't add salt to anything and I don't eat salty snacks.
But I could use some help.
So---has anyone used SENSA that I see on TV and did it work?
Did it have any side effects?