Today’s post is a treat for those of you who are struggling with cravings or emotional eating.
I have been a yo-yo dieter all my life… losing 50 pounds and then gaining it all back in a couple of years.
As a result of my desperate quest to reach my ideal weight I ruined my health.
I finally found the secret to losing excess weight and keeping it off in a way that also promotes vibrant health and fitness. I lost 45 pounds using a combination of raw food and essential oils.
Achieving your ideal weight can be challenging, but there are many tools that can help you reach your goal. Let’s look at aromatherapy and how essential oils can be used as a weight loss and maintenance aid.
As a result of his research Dr. Alan Hirsch says that we feel full because of a special mechanism in our brain.
One reason we stop eating comes from signals designating being full or a sense of being satisfied.
An emotional state can also trigger a desire for food and we can control these feelings by inhaling certain scents.
The sense of smell can help us suppress appetite and all those irrational emotional responses we have to food.
Using our sense of smell consciously can give us control where our will power fails. For most people, using scents can curb cravings.
The Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Institute of Chicago found that by inhaling an aroma throughout the day, you can inhibit the desire to eat.
Dr. Hirsch, in his study, found that the more people used scent to control their appetite, the more weight they lost.
The key was to vary the oils used to prevent becoming desensitized which would reduce the effectiveness of the inhaled oils.
Experiment by choosing three essential oils to use throughout the day.
Put a couple drops of each one of the selected oils on the cotton wick of your Be Lean Whiffer™ aromatherapy pendant.
Hold the Whiffer™ close to your nose when you feel you need a stronger scent.
The more you use these scents, the more effective they will be. Each day change the oils you used previously with three different ones.
This can be done easily by unscrewing the cap and inserting a new wick. Save the used wick for another day in a glass vial. (Oils can dissolve most plastics.)
It is suggested you start with peppermint oil, because it provides unique weight loss benefits.
Here is one of the Oils I’m still using for managing my hunger cravings:
Dr. Alan Hirsch’s study found that inhaling peppermint can directly affect your brain’s satiety center, the ventro-medial nucleus of the hypothalamus.
This powerful essential oil makes you feel full after a meal. The result is that you can eat less and still feel satisfied.
You can choose to either inhale peppermint oil before a meal or drink a few drops in a glass of water or tea right before each meal.
Make sure the oil is pure enough to ingest. Do not ingest oils that are not marked GRAS (generally regarded as safe) or are not labeled for supplement use.
Essential oils are a terrific and natural way to suppress appetite and calm emotions as they relate to food and stress.
For safety and effectiveness, read the directions that come on the bottles of each essential oil before inhaling or ingesting.
Reaching and maintaining your ideal weight is a very important step towards achieving vibrant health.
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