Dr Oz: Sensa Ingredient List
Today’s Dr. Oz show is all about the newest diet craze sweeping America called Sensa. Dr. Oz did some investigating into the Sensa weight loss powder, but decided to invite the developer Dr. Alan Hirsch to the show so he could better understand the plan and how it works. Dr. Oz’s biggest concern with this program is the fact that people are being told to eat whatever food they want to eat, including those filled with sugar and fat, while losing weight. This goes against everything he tells his patients and audience, so he is sharing it with you today as part of his Dr. Oz Alert: Sensa – Sensation or Senseless?
Sensa: Weight Loss Numbers are Unrealistic
Neither Dr. Louis Aronne or Dietician Kristin Kirkpatrick has any affiliation to the Sensa program, so Dr. Oz asked them to join the discussion and share their thoughts on this newest weight loss craze. Dr. Aronne is skeptical about the claim of 30 pounds of weight loss over a time span of 6 months.
While he says that theoretically speaking Sensa could work for weight loss, he cautions that the trial performed was not a research study because there was no placebo involved to see whether people who were simply told to put dust on their food to lose weight would actually lose weight as well. He would like to see more thorough research done, but so far nothing has shown that this is truly the magic bullet for weight loss.
Dr Oz: Sensa Ingredient List Disclosure
Dietician Kristin Kirkpatrick says that on the surface the ingredients in the Sensa powder seem fine, but it is what is behind the curtain that she is more worried about. When there is not full disclosure of an ingredient list (as in the case of the natural flavoring for Sensa) for a weight loss product she says it causes her to question what people are actually putting into their bodies to gain the results.
Dr Alan Hirsch: Sensa Ingredients are G.R.A.S.
According to Dr. Alan Hirsch, the ingredients in Sensa are G.R.A.S., which is defined as Generally Referred to as Safe. He goes on to say that they are flavors found in the foods we are already eating every day and it changes every month for those using the product. Dr. Oz directly asks Dr. Hirsch why he does not just simply include the actual ingredients on the label, but Dr. Hirsch goes back to the fact that it changes every month.
Dr Oz: Is Sensa Just a Fairy Dust?
Dr. Oz expresses how important it is for him to encourage his patients, audience, and viewers to make healthy lifestyle choices in order to lose weight, so he wonders if this Fairy Dust is just a crutch for people who do not want to make more of an effort. Dr. Alan Hirsch, the developer of the Sensa weight loss powder, explains to Dr. Oz that as a physician he constantly tells patients they need to exercise to lose weight, but that nobody listens. He goes to explain that after using Sensa for a period of time and losing 10-20 pounds they begin to get out more and become more active as they start to feel better about themselves.