I love food. I’m sorry, but I really do love it. My body loves it, too. It’s why it tends to hold on to it in the form of fat. I carry around my love for food every day, and recently, I’ve decided it’s time we had a break.
It’s as sad as a break up with your best friend or boyfriend. Food is there for you in good times and bad times. It makes sense that this can be a traumatic situation.
As I have been working on my eating habits trying to move towards a healthier lifestyle, I’ve fallen in love with essential oils. These oils in a tiny little bottle have become a great counselor to me as I wean myself off the thousands of calories I used to consumer in a day. It’s helped me control cravings, curb my appetite, and even eat less without starving.
The following are five of the essential oils I’ve been using as I get used to this new way to love food.
I have to be honest about watching the Dr. Oz show regularly. It excites me to hear about natural remedies, especially with weight control. It’s also where I discovered Dr. Axe. His website discusses Grapefruit oil and many other essential oils for weight loss.
Grapefruit has always been a great food to eat to lose weight, and the oil can work just as well. You can put it on your skin, and the oil seeps into your body. It’s a diuretic and stimulates your lymphatic system. By eliminating excess water and toxins and exciting your lymphatic system, your body starts to burn fat quicker, which helps you lose weight.
Lemon makes me so happy, and researchers have actually found that it can suppress weight gain! The mood boosting properties of lemon can even relieve pain. It’s really just an all-around good essential oil to use.
I usually just rub some lemon oil on my hands in the morning. It does well getting into my skin and it smells so nice in the morning – it’s fresh! I also take a big whiffs of it, which can really wake me up. It’s almost as good as coffee…almost.
I found this one just browsing some sites about essential oils, and have used it every night before bed ever since. It helps calm your mind and body before bed. I usually take some whiffs of the oil and then sprinkle some on my pillow. Ever since I’ve done this, I’ve gotten some great sleep.
How does this help me?
I’m much less likely to binge on food when I’m well rested.
I’ve been using peppermint oil as well. It’s supposed to boost metabolism, and since I’m getting older, I need all the help I can get with that. Usually, I just put it in my essential oils warmer in my office. That way, I don’t even realize that it is helping me. I just let the metabolism take all of the benefits.
Every night before bed, I also drink a special weight support concoction. I warm up some warm, pour about a tablespoon of honey in it with two drops of cinnamon oil. Cinnamon helps a body burn fat and boost the metabolism. Since I don’t eat a lot of foods with cinnamon, I get it into my diet with this drink. I’ve started looking forward to my bedtime drink!
Those are the essential oils I’ve been using. I’m always researching, so I may switch them up from time to time. The benefits of essential oils are so awesome.