This weekend in Royal Oaks, Michigan, officials from the Guinness Book of World Records were on hand to certify the world’s largest cupcake. The 1200+ pound gargantuan snack-cake with bright pink frosting was made using more than 800 eggs, and 200 pounds each of sugar and flour. Is it any wonder that 75% of Americans are either overweight or obese?
But have no fear! Modern medical science continues to chip away at the mysteries surrounding weight loss and our apparent inability to slim down. Your humble moderator himself was tipping the scales at nearly 365 pounds before finding a program that works for weight loss. I am proud to say that I shed nearly 65 pounds since beginning the Medi-Fast meal replacement program about 5 months ago. I will admit too, that after shrinking from a 4X to a mere double X, I decided to take a little break from the program to enjoy my favorite season for meals — BBQ season. But I plan to re-engage my plan in the fall once the dog days of summer are behind us.
For those of you interested in weight loss, I highly recommend the medi-fast program. But there is a new product that is just hitting the market which intrigues me. Called “Sensa”, the new weight loss product is a flavorless crystalized powder that you sprinkle over your meal just befiore you eat, like salt or pepper. It is supposed to work on t he olfactory center (your sense of smell) and the satiety center of the brain, to make users feel the sensation of fullness before they overeat. Knowing that the diet industry has made skeptics of most of us through decades of bogus claims about “the latest breakthrough in weight loss products” the folks at Sensa are giving away a sixty-day supply, trial offer for nothing more than the cost of shipping. I am inclined to try it to see if it really does work as they claim it does.
If I do end up testing the product, I will definitely post here with my review of the product. If any of you have tried it, I would be interested to know what you thought of it. In fact, it would be valuable to the community to share any success stories you may have with regard to weight loss. At 75%, it is a safe bet that three out of four of folks reading this post would be interested in learning what has worked for others seeking safe, affordable methods of shedding the unwanted pounds.
Also, for full disclosure, I must include the fact that I gave up my crown as the King of Couch Potatoes and began taking a 2.5 mile walk every day (or every other day) around my neighborhood. In the end more physical activity is the only true ingredient for losing weight and becoming healthier. Well, that and avoiding 1200 pound cupcakes.