Life has been a little hectic, and I haven't had a chance to sit down and write my review of Sensa so far this month, so I am making myself take the time tonight, before anything else, to update you!
As you know. I started month 2 of Sensa and promptly broke a bone in my foot! I had wanted to review Sensa while exercising and watching the diet, to see what a change it makes. That went out the door! I am not allowed to do any exercise with that leg.
You ever try to pick up something that dropped on the floor without flexing your foot? RIGHT, life has become a serious of adjustments!
Month 2 of Sensa is MUCH different form month 1! Each month is made to be different, as your body adjusts to the formula, and if you keep using it past the allotted days, your body would stop responding to it. Things I have noticed:
- I don't taste or smell the sprinkles during Month 2, like I did the first month.
- It seems like I am bloated, and 'retaining gas'. When I questioned on the Sensa forum, I was advised that month two has a higher calcium level to it, so my lactose intolerance kicking in, or some weird reaction to month two. Carbon pills and Slow-Move tea have been my friend!
- Where as last month my appetite was WAY curbed, this month it seems to be running RAMPANT. At first I put it down to my metabolism having sped up last month. But then I started getting concerned, as even if I sprinkled a little more than I should, I was still HUNGRY and needing more food, ESPECIALLY carbs and protein! Yup- the downfalls of dieting.
Mom is always right? LOL
I did a little research and found out this excellent info on Lance Armstrong's Live
" When your fractured bone is healing, it requires more energy while it is
mending. To fuel this extra energy, your body needs more calories. The amount
of caloric intake increase your body needs to heal a fractured bone depends
upon your size, weight and the severity of the break. For example, an injured,
bedridden patient may need three times more calories than he normal does
while mending a fractured bone, explains Osteoporosis Nutritionist Dr. Susan E.
Brown, Ph.D. Not only is it important to increase your caloric intake during your
fractured bone recovery phase, but it is important to ingest more protein and
calcium in your diet. Calcium and protein are important building blocks of bones,
which are needed in your bone healing process. "
So I had a big AHA moment and realized in essence my body was working AGAINST the
So while I have not been able to get a proper weight (the boot weighs about 4 lbs! and without it, I can flex my foot all the way down to get Dad's scales to work right), but judging by my clothes, the combo of bloating and some weight gain, has put me back about 4 lbs. While that's about 1/2 of my loss from last month, I know it is combatible, as I am hoping the doctor will get me out of the brace for month 3 on Sensa, and I can get some momentum back.
For now, I am trying to drink more water daily to help curb any cravings (yes Suzanne, I AM filling my water bottle once to twice a day minimum!) and try to watch the carbs, while allowing the proteins for my body. I am craving cheese, which I know is a response to my body needing more calcium, but I am trying to watch how much I have per day.
So not a great update, but a realistic one- as broken bones can happen to anyone! With any diet plan, when this occurs, you have to adjust for it, and having had the boost form Month 1, it has given me the urge to keep it going, so I know I will.
More at the end of the month!
Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this product, free of charge, from Sensa, as part of their Sensa Blogger Review Program, for review purposes only. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it.