Sprinkles: A Breakthrough In Weight-loss?

Posted: October 26, 2011 by jerkmag in VAULT -- archives
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How many times since its opening last year have you uttered the words, “Yeah, I’ll go to Chipotle with you…but I’m not getting anything?” Now, how many times have you actually stayed true to your word? Chances are, you haven’t. You end up being lured by the smell, the menu, and the fact that you know you’ll have to watch your friends enjoy their delicious burrito bowls as you sit there sipping on your complimentary water. So what do you do? You get a burrito.

Then comes decision time, round two: Do you keep eating or do you wrap it up and save it for later? Most of the time, whether it’s because we’re simply bored or because the food is just that good, we tend to keep eating. The gym can only do so much; it also takes the will power to put down whatever it is we’re eating and actually be content with doing so.

Lucky for us, a California company called SENSA debuted last week a small white package that they’re calling a “breakthrough in weight-loss.” Introducing: the Sensa Crystals. They are tasteless crystals that get sprinkled onto your food just as you would with salt and pepper. They come in a variety of scents that literally trick your brain into thinking you’re fuller faster, in order to have no desire to keep eating. It’s $59 and comes in two packs. One is to sprinkle onto salty foods, and the other, for sweet foods.

Now for the final decision: Spend $59 on a packet full of scented crystals, or grow a pair and have some will power. The choice is yours.

-Julia Fuino

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