Scent based weight loss programs: do they really work?

Sensa, Aroma Patch, and SlimScents are few products that claim to help lose weight by reducing our appetite. These products enhance our sense and taste receptors and signal our body to stop eating! Do they work?  Some short-term studies did show weight loss in participants but its long-term effects are not proven. Also, it is not clear if the participants controlled their diet and incorporated physical activity in addition to using these products.

It is true that our chemosenses play a role in our eating habits. When we eat these receptors send messages to our brain that we are full. Also, it takes about 20 minutes for our stomach to send a signal to the brain. So if we eat fast, by the time our brain gets the message from the chemosenses and the stomach, we have already over eaten.

Healthy Advice: Eat slowly enjoying the taste, texture, aroma, and flavor of the foods and you may be able to see the effect of these products for free.

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