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July 10th, 2014 by Yolanda

Hey Sprinklers!

I hope everyone is doing well, losing some inches, and eating less with SENSA®!  If not, no worries, it takes a little more time for some people, but remember  slow progress is still progress and you’re still better off today than you were yesterday.

It’s been a while since we talked about SENSA® QUENCH, the energy enhancing vitamin drink mix that comes in three delicious flavors.  For those who don’t know, SENSA® QUENCH is a yummy way for you to manage your energy levels on the go.  Formulated with guarana seed extract and a nutrient blend of antioxidant vitamins A, C, D, B6 and B12, to help provide energy and support your metabolism.  The best part about it…each portable packet is under 10 calories and counts as part of your daily water intake.  What I love about SENSA® QUENCH is its versatility.  I can make smoothies, juices, and even the occasional adult beverage with just one packet (Click here for SENSA® QUENCH recipes).  Had an awesome night out that resulted in a bad headache the next morning?  Grab a SENSA® QUENCH to help you wake up and tackle the day.  Need a quick boost before a workout?  Chug some SENSA® QUENCH spiked water and take your workout up a notch.

Now that I’ve peaked your interest, I’m sure you’re wondering how you can get your hands on this amazing drink mix.  Well, you’re in luck!  For a limited time, we’re offering a 14-day free trial for SENSA® QUENCH.  You’ll get to try all the flavors for just the cost of shipping!  After 14 days, if you’re one of the small minority who doesn’t love SENSA® QUENCH, you get to keep what you received and are never charged again…just make sure you cancel on or before your 14 days are up.  If like most people, you fall in love with SENSA® QUENCH, then you don’t have to do anything at all.  Just sit back and wait for your new box of SENSA® QUENCH to come in the mail.   Sounds like an awesome deal to me!  Wanna give it a try? Just click here and get started with your free trial.


In the meantime, check out these awesome SENSA® QUENCH smoothie recipes, perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack!  Enjoy!



SENSA® advocates a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and portion control.  
**14 day free trial; S&H apply |These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Weight-loss Tips: 4 Easy Ways to Lose Weight with SENSA®

May 30th, 2014 by Coach Miriam

Stay Motivated!Wouldn’t it be nice if we could customize our weight-loss program to fit our personality? One thing I know about myself is; I do not like to weigh or measure my food. I do not like to count calories or go on crash diets. Where does that leave me in finding the right weight-loss program tailored to fit my needs?

Several years ago, I became very discouraged and concerned about my weight. I had been on many diets in the past. Each diet created for me frustration due to the restrictions and the time it took for me to prepare my meals. I guess the way you would describe my attitude about dieting would have been one of hopelessness and great distress. I really needed one that fit my personality and that is when I discovered the SENSA® Weight-loss Program. The simplicity and effectiveness of this program is one you have to experience.


4 easy ways to lose weight with SENSA®.

1. Start at the beginning.
Weigh and measure yourself each week. Log your changes. All of us need incentives in order to keep us focused and challenged. Put up an old picture of yourself of a weight you would like to be again. Or hang up an outfit you would like to wear when you lose your weight. Remember you are doing this for YOU!

2. Be consistent with SENSA®.
You are given two shakers for each month; one to use at home, and one to take with you. Put it in sight, on the table or wherever you eat your meals. Keep one in your purse or pocket at all times. Consistency is the key to your weight-loss success. If sprinkled on all meals and snacks, the 2 shakers should last one user approximately 30 days. At the end of the month, you must move on to the following Month so your body does not become resistant to the blend, and you continue to lose weight.

3. What can you expect?
Get excited and ready for change. You will find the SENSA® ADVANCED 6 Month kit a new & improved formula that consists of stronger SENSA® to help curb your appetite Photo courtesy of Flickr: Mod as Hellplus it has a key nutrient to help your body metabolize carbohydrates and fats.  It will also diminish your cravings and teach you portion control. Also SENSA® QUENCH an energy-packed vitamin mix drink that counts toward your water intake. There are many outstanding SENSA® products to help you reach your weight-loss goal with ease and enjoyment along the way.

4. Get daily support and encouragement.
Accountability motivates you and keeps you on track.  Finding others that are like-minded is necessary for you to feel comfortable with yourself throughout your weight-loss journey. The SENSA® Community is a good place for you to find friends that are there to give you the support, encouragement and great tips throughout your weight-loss journey.

This is the first day of the rest of your life. Some of us have a few pounds to lose and others have more to lose. Whatever you need to lose, do it for YOU.I wish you the best to you on your journey with SENSA®.

*Sensa works for 60% of users. The average weight loss of those users is about 9 lbs over 6 months without instructions to diet or exercise.








Mardi Gras Time-Let the Good Times Roll!!

February 27th, 2014 by Yolanda

mardigrasAhhh, Mardi Gras!  Draped in tradition and filled with fun, it’s an annual Carnival  where thousands of people come out in droves from all over the world to don festive beads, dance in the streets, and enjoy traditional Cajun food.  Here are a few of our favorite Mardi Gras inspired recipes from Pinterest to help get you in the mood to party…

Laissez les bons temps roule


Sausage and Mushroom Etouffee- Made with fat-free roux and brown rice, this healthy spin on a Creole classic will have your friends coming back for more!


Cajun Canapes- This delicious Mardi Gras appetizer will get the party started!  Substitute the pork sausage for leaner meat if you like.  


Red Beans and Rice- A must have for any Mardi Gras inspired meal

red beans and rice

Pineapple Black Bean Salsa- Perfect for Mardi Gras and super healthy!

pineapple salsa

Traditional Queen Cake- A Vegan version that’s just as good as the original

queen cake

And last but not least, SENSA’s own recipe for Gumbo with Shrimp over Rice….ENJOY!

Gumbo with Shrimp over Rice
(For 6 servings)

Prep time: 25 min
Cooking Time: 1 h 45 min
Difficulty: medium

Ingredients:Gumbo and Shrimp
3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 green bell pepper, rinsed; seeded and chopped
1 rib celery, rinsed and finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1 teaspoon fresh thyme, minced
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 can diced tomatoes, drained (14.5 oz)
3 3/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup fish sauce
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
4 bone-in chicken thighs, rinsed; skin and fat removed
1/2 pound andouille sausage, sliced in half lengthwise and cut into bite-size pieces
2 cups frozen okra, thawed
2 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined (21-25 per pound)
Salt, to taste
6 cups cooked brown rice

1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Position oven rack to lowest position.

2. Toast the flour in a Dutch oven, set over medium heat, stirring constantly, until flour turns a light golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat source, and whisk in oil, until smooth. Cover and transfer to preheat oven, and cook until the mixture is deep brown and fragrant. about 40 to 45 minutes.

3. Remove roux from oven and transfer to stove top, whisk to combine. Add onion. bell pepper, and celery and cook over medium heat, stirring, until vegetables have softened, about 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in remaining 1 tablespoon flour, garlic, thyme, cayenne pepper and for about 1 minute, or until fragrant. Add tomatoes and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Slowly add broth and fish sauce; whisk until smooth. Season to taste with pepper. Add chicken and bring to a boil.

4. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, for about 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Skim any fat from the top and transfer chicken to a plate. When the chicken is cool enough to handle, pull the meat from the bone and cut into bite size pieces and return to the Dutch oven. Discard the bones.

5. Stir in the sausage and okra, and simmer for about 5 minutes, or until heated through. Add shrimp and simmer for an additional 3 to 5 minutes. Taste; season with salt and pepper as necessary.

6. Serve over brown rice.

Nutritional information:  Calories: 634, Fat: 23g, Sugar: 3.9g, Fiber: 3.7g, Carbohydrates: 69g

Angel Food Cake with Fresh Berries

February 4th, 2014 by Kelsey

This recipe from Reader’s Digest calls for egg whites only to keep the calories and cholesterol low.  Garnished with fresh berries and a dollop of vanilla yogurt, this skinny dessert will be a family favorite for years to come!  Enjoy and don’t forget to sprinkle!

Vanilla Angel Food Cake and Fresh Berries

1 cup sifted cake flourangel food cake with berries
1/3 cup sugar
8 large egg whites, at room temperature
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


8 ounces strawberries, cut into quarters
8 ounces (1/2 pint) raspberries
8 ounces (1/2 pint) blueberries
1 container (8 ounces) light vanilla yogurt


Preheat the oven to 350°F. Sift the flour and 1/3 cup sugar onto a large plate and set aside.  Place the egg whites and cream of tartar in a large bowl and whisk until frothy. Combine 1/2 cup sugar and salt and add to the whipping egg whites in a slow, steady stream. Add the vanilla extract, and continue whisking until the mixture forms stiff peaks.  Sift the flour mixture over the egg whites and fold in very gently with a large metal spoon until well blended.  Spoon the mixture into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan, gently smoothing the top. Bake until golden brown and cake springs back when lightly touched in the center, about 35 minutes.  Invert the cake, still in the pan, onto a wire rack and leave to cool completely, upside down. When it is cool, slide a long knife around the side of the pan to loosen the cake, then invert it onto a serving plate. (The cake can be kept, wrapped in plastic or stored in an airtight container, for 1 to 2 days.)  Just before serving, mix together the strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries.  Spoon the fruit into the hollow in the center of the cake or cut the cake and use the drizzle the fruit juice all over the cake for extra flavor. Serve each slice with a dollop of vanilla yogurt.

Nutritional Info: Cals-133, Cals from fat- 2 g, Fat-0 g, Carbs- 29 g, Sugar-17 g, Protein-4 g, Fiber-2 g, Cholesterol-0 mg




Ditch the Reservations—Get Active with your Valentine!

February 4th, 2014 by Yolanda


Exercise produces chemicals in your brain that make you happier and decreases your stress—what better way to spend quality time with that special someone? Choose a unique, challenging and fun activity will build excitement in your relationship and help you form a deeper bond this Valentine’s Day. And since this love holiday falls on a Friday this year, you have all weekend to plan something fun. Here are some ideas for you and your Valentine to enjoy. Play like a kid, get sweaty and try something new!

Take It Outside

If weather allows you, enjoy the fresh air and get outside with your date.

Bike Riding + Froyo

Hiking + Trail Mix

Frisbee + Sandwiches

Kayaking + Smoothies


The Great Indoors

Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean you can’t get active. Enjoy these fun indoor activities.

Indoor Rock Climbing + Sushi

Bowling + Cupcakes

Ice Skating + Hot Chocolate

Batting Cage + BBQ


Looking for something more to do with your loved on on Valentine’s Day?  Well, nothing says romance like chocolate!  Work up a sweat in the kitchen making these Chocolate Zucchini Brownies, cut them into bite-sized pieces, and spend the evening feeding each other these tasty treats….don’t forget to sprinkle!

Happy Valentine’s Day!!  ENJOY!

Recipe and photo courtesy of Crazy for Crust

Recipe and photo courtesy of Crazy for Crust

Happy Chinese New Year!!

January 16th, 2014 by Yolanda

Spring Festival, aka Chinese New Year to us Westerners, falls on January 31, 2014 and is one of the grandest and most important festivals for Chinese People.  This colorful festival is full of rich color, celebrates family and friends, and helps usher in spring.  Let’s not forget all the yummy, traditional Chinese food that comes with the party!  In honor of this sacred celebration that dates back over 4,000 years, I’ve put together a menu from our “Year of the Horse”  Pinterest board that will bring you good luck during the Year of the Horse, but not wreak havoc on your waistline.

Enjoy, and don’t forget to sprinkle!!

Tangerines and Oranges- Displaying and eating tangerines and oranges will bring wealth and luck and giving them to elders is a mark of respect.  According to the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco, the tradition stems from the way the Chinese words for gold and orange sound alike, while the word for tangerine echoes luck. Pick tangerines with leaves to symbolize longevity but don’t group them in fours, as that number is associated with death.  Load up on tangerines and oranges to help you feel fuller longer between meals and to get a healthy dose of vitamin C.

oranges chinese

Boiled Chinese Dumplings- This recipe is easy and can be made ahead of time.  Dumplings resemble Chinese currency and eating them is said to bring prosperity.

chinese dumplings

Brothy Chinese Noodles-  Long noodles represent a long life in Chinese tradition.  This recipe is light enough to be an appetizer yet filling enough so you won’t overeat on starch laden rice.

chinese noodles

Stir Fried Chinese Long Beans with Garlic- Eating leafy greens and long beans for Chinese New Year brings good luck to all the parents out there, so eat up!

chinese green beans

Pan Fried Whole Fish- Some of you might feel a little squeamish when it comes to eating a whole fish, but Chinese New Year will give you a reason to face your fears.  The Chinese word for fish is similar to the word for abundance, eating whole fish will ensure a good start and finish and to avoid bad luck throughout the year.  Make sure the head and tail are intact when you serve it!

pan fried fish

Chinese New Year Cake- Last but definitely not least is the Chinese New Year Cake.  Eating a piece is supposed to improve luck in the coming year.  This cake is super light and very moist, plus since you’re using rice flour, it’s gluten-free!

new year cake

Here’s a cute little infographic for more food you can eat for luck, abundance, fertility and overall good times.

things to eat

福壽雙全Fúshòushuāngquán – “May your happiness and longevity be complete”



Shrimp Pho Noodle Soup

January 8th, 2014 by Kelsey

Pho (pronounced “Fuh”) is a traditional Vietnamese soup made with beef or chicken broth.  Every bowl of pho will taste different depending on who prepares it.  Here’s an easy recipe, perfect for weeknights that’s low in calories and high in taste.

Shrimp Pho Noodle SoupPho Shrimp Recipe


  • 6 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 3 large shallots, sliced (1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 10 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 3 Tbs low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbs ground ginger (or 12 1/4 in. thick coins fresh ginger, if you want it more gingery)
  • 1 Tbs brown sugar
  • 1 Tbs. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise
  • 5-6 fresh basil leaves, reserved for soup
  • 5-6 cilantro stems, reserved for soup


  • 1 8-oz. package rice noodles
  • 8 oz. shrimp
  • 2 cups soybean sprouts
  • 2 cups watercress
  • 4 green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges


1. To make broth: Place all ingredients in a large pot with 8 cups water. Cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to med-low and simmer, covered, for 1 hour. Strain broth and return to pot. Discard solids.

2. To make Pho: Cook rice noodles according to package directions. Drain, and rinse under cold water.

3.While pasta is boiling, cook shrimp, you can either boil or stir fry it with Pam or a little olive oil (if you don’t mind the added oil, which isn’t counted in the nutrition info.) Season with soy sauce.

4. Divide the cooked noodles among 6 large soup bowls. Ladle broth over noodles and top with shrimp, sprouts, watercress, and green onions. Serve cilantro, basil, and lime wedges on the side to be stirred into the soup.

Number of Servings: 6

Nutritional info (per serving): Calories 172.7, fat 1.0 g, sodium 585.3 mg, carbs 30.4, fiber 4.4 g, protein 11.9 g

A New Start & New Year

January 7th, 2014 by Coach Miriam


I wonder how many times I have waited until the start of a new year to go on a diet. The plan in my mind was always to get rid of the old and start the New Year off with a renewed mind-set and a good diet plan. Unfortunately, each year brought more hopelessness until I heard about SENSA® and made it a part of my daily life. Finding a product that is easy-to-use, safe, and effective is something we all desire. SENSA® gave me more than I could ever imagine. I was not restricted from the foods I enjoy eating, and it gave me the control to be satisfied longer with smaller portions of food.

Can you imagine starting a new weight-loss program with no charts to follow, no weighing/measuring your food, or counting calories? Not some new fad diet that may give you a fast weight-loss, only to make a quick return to your previous weight. If you have failed trying various diets in hopes of looking the way you have always longed to look, don’t feel defeated. Napoleon Hill says, “When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.”

Let’s start 2014 by making our dreams a reality….here’s how:

  • Start with a new mind-set: We often start a new weight-loss program with yesterday’s thinking. Write down all the negative thoughts you have regarding each previous defeat with your old diets (e.g. “nothing ever works for me”, “I always fail no matter what I do” etc.). Then write down new and positive thoughts that will lead you to success.
  •  Habits are important, whether they are good or bad: What triggers you to fall back into the old habits that stopped you from having weight-loss success? Make a list of circumstances or events that may trigger emotional eating. Use productive thinking and write out what you can do to succeed and not give into your old habits.
  •  Use SENSA® correctly and consistently for your success: A new weight-loss program takes some time to become familiar with. It has been said you get out of life what you put into it. SENSA® carries that same theme; consistency is the key to your success. Shake SENSA® on everything you eat (except liquids) and eat slowly. Pay attention, and as soon as you START to feel full, stop eating. Exercise and eating healthy foods are encouraged to achieve long-term sustainable weight-loss. If you stick with the system, you will lose weight.
  •  Find a trustworthy support system: Many of us fail at doing our best because we do not have a person/s that will tell us what we need to hear instead of what we want to hear. You need someone that will be there for you in both the good times and the bad.  SENSA® has provided the mySENSA Community with people striving for the same goals you are trying to achieve. You might have a friend or neighbor that will support you, but whoever it is, they should be there from the start to the finish and make sure they always have your best interest in mind.

Today is the first day of the rest of your life. How are you going to spend it? Don’t wait to get started, SENSA® is wishing you the best on your weight-loss journey.My weight loss gave me a new start in life and I wish the same success for you. Make 2014 a year designed just for the new you!

*Sensa works for 60% of users. The average weight loss of those users is about 9 lbs over 6 months without instructions to diet or exercise. Weight lost with SENSA®. Compensated for excellent results. SENSA® Coach.

SENSA®: The Perfect Holiday Gift

December 16th, 2013 by Coach Miriam

SENSA®: The Perfect Holiday Gift


This is the season to enjoy family and friends. The memories are priceless and stored away for a lifetime. With this beautiful season we enjoy a variety of delicious foods, eggnog, drinks of good cheer and exchanging holiday gifts with those we love.

With all the excitement and activities before us, there is little time to take notice of the changes that are taking place within us. Our mind kicks into selective thinking and we give ourselves permission to indulge and explore every opportunity to consume absolutely anything and everything we want to eat and drink. After all it is the holidays and this is part of the holiday tradition.

It isn’t long before we realize what we have done and begin beating ourselves up emotionally for all of the unplanned activities that took place during this holiday season. This defeating and foreboding downward spiral is one that we can avoid with confidence and a little helping hand. Fortunately for us, there is a solution that has been tried and tested and that is safe and effective. SENSA® is the perfect holiday gift to give to yourself or others you care about to help recover from our holiday permissiveness. SENSA® can help heal your post-holiday blues and get you started back on track after your holiday frenzy.

4 Tips to re-gain control of your life with confidence.

1. Examine your mindset and actions.

We can be our own worst enemy and with that comes self-defeat. Determine in your mind you will leave the mistakes and wrong choices you have made behind. Make a list of 3 destructive self-talk statements that drive you to become defeated. Make a list of 3 actions that take you to a point of no return. Put your lists somewhere so you can see them and chose not entertain these thoughts or actions again.

 2. Develop a new mindset followed by positive actions.

Who knows you better than yourself? We all know that words that are kind, gentle and uplifting lead us in a positive direction and promote productivity. Remember you are worth the time, effort and money to do what it takes to move you forward. Write down what you have learned over the years that have helped you when you were struggling and what actions help you to recover quicker. Do this for yourself one day at a time.

 3. Start your weight-loss plan with SENSA®.

SENSA® has so much to offer to get both men and women started and be successful. The SENSA® TASTANTS, reduce your food cravings, reduce your appetite and teach you portion control. The SENSA® QUENCH will help increase your metabolism and like so many of the SENSA® QUENCH users, it can enhance your weight-loss results. Also the SENSA® CHEWS are great for satisfying your candy cravings and a great way to keep you feeling satisfied between meals. The SENSA® COMPLETE, is an herbal blend of specialized weight loss supplements to revitalize your body and support a healthy metabolism. Add to your plan the SENSA® DROPS, to enhance your water with valuable ingredients, to help your body metabolize carbohydrates and fats with an energy enhancing blend. Last but not least, add the SENSA® SNACK Bar, filled with Peanut-Butter Chocolate-Chip, pre-sprinkled, mixed with plenty of protein and fiber. Whether you are on the go or just needing a healthy snack this is the bar to keep you satisfied.

4. Surround yourself with like-minded people with the same goals.

We all need support, (some more than others) and finding people that have your best interest in mind is crucial for your well-being and success. SENSA® has given us a place to connect with people just like you that are serious about making a change in their life. You will find helpful SENSA® tips, encouragement, support and accountability that will give the motivation and focus for your weight-loss success.

May your stocking be filled with SENSA® and your New Year’s goals become a reality. SENSA® did that for me and it can do the same for you. I lost 45 pounds and went from a size 14 to a 4 in 7 months. SENSA® changed my life and I hope SENSA® will be the perfect holiday gift for you. I wish you all a happy holiday and I look forward to hearing about your weight-loss success with SENSA®.


* Responders avg. weight loss using SENSA® was 9.5 lbs in 6 months.  Weight lost with SENSA®. Compensated for excellent results. SENSA® Coach.

Standing Ab Exercises

December 5th, 2013 by Yolanda

We all want a flat stomach and skinny waist but most of us aren’t willing to do what it takes to get the result we want.  Take me for instance…I HATE CRUNCHES!  There’s nothing worse than catching a glimpse of yourself in the mirror at the gym as you’re trying to do crunches, plus they are super uncomfortable.  I refuse to do them so I’ve had to find alternatives that will yield the same results.  Here are some awesome standing ab exercises that will help you tone your stomach and get rid of those love handles.  Remember, flat stomachs are made in the kitchen, not the gym.  Most of your effort should go into eating clean, drinking water, and sprinkling SENSA consistently.  Good luck to you!