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|The Sensa Sprinkle Diet Plan Reviewed|
|Written by Jeff Behar, MS, MBA|
Muscle Mag Fitness - The Sensa Sprinkle Diet is a new product recently launched on July 28, 2008 by Dr. Alan Hirsch, a Board-certified neurologist and psychiatrist and author of dozens of clinical studies who has appeared on Dateline NBC. He is also the director of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago.
How the Sensa Sprinkle Diet Works
Curbing your hunger is the key to healthy eating habit. The concept behind the Sensa Sprinkle diet is to sprinkle what the diet calls "Sensa Tastants" on your healthy foods so that the scents from the "Sensa Tastants" travel through your nose to nerve receptors and send signals to the brain that stimulate the olfactory bulb which in turn will then signal the satiety center in the hypothalamus which sends signals to the pituitary gland that triggers the release of hormones(e.g., leptin, obestatin, etc.) that suppress hunger and appetite.
Scientific Studies Regarding the Sensa Sprinkle Diet
The research was performed by a neurologist who was intrigued by the fact that people who lose their sense of smell and taste from severe head injuries often gain weight rapidly.
The study culminated approximately 25 years of research according to Hirsch. In the study 1,436 overweight or obese men were asked to sprinkle the tastants on all their food for six months but not to otherwise alter their diet or exercise habits. At the end of six months, those who had stuck with the tastants lost an average of 30.5 pounds or about 15% of their body weight. A control group of 100 people who used non-flavored crystals that looked like tastants lost an average of 2 pounds over six months.
Authors note: Care should be taken when reaching a conclusion rearding this study, since the study is just one study, and the study was managed by the creator of the Sensa Sprinkle Product, Dr. Hirsch. In my opinion, more studies, expecially independent studys need to be perfomed to validate the information being presented from this single study.
Putting the Sensa Sprinkle Diet to Work
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