Spring is here and many want to shed winter and holiday weight gain. The typical solution is to go on some crazy fad diet or an equally crazy exercise program. There is an alternative. This year use essential oils for weight loss.
Many find that rather than making themselves insane with 500 calorie diets and 6 hours of body debilitating exercise, the use of essential oils therapy is a refreshing change. Oils extracted from fruits, plants, seeds, bark, and leaves are used to create a harmonious synthesizing of physiological and psychological changes in the mind that help increase good mood, lower appetite and raise energy.
These oils have been used medicinally for thousands of years by the Romans, Egyptians, Greeks and others. In the 1930s a French chemist first used the phrase “Aromatherapy” to help people understand that this was not just something used to make a room smell good, but was a real therapy used to manipulate changes in the brain that brought about good health.
This is used to increase energy and aid the body by increasing certain hormones that suppress weight gain. Additionally, it relieves pain and heightens good mood. Usually, when a person begins a regimen to lose weight they begin to exercise. If their body is not used to it, they will experience pain. Lemon oil therapy reduces that pain allowing them to do more.
When using essential oils for weight loss, cinnamon is one of the most important. It helps the body control blood sugar levels and improves sensitivity to insulin. This means that food is more likely to be used for energy rather than being stored as fat. It is not difficult to understand why that is vitally important for losing weight.
This oil is often used as a disinfectant, but here it is used for its power to boost metabolism and curb sugar cravings. This essential oil helps reduce abdominal fat and increases energy. One study showed that the use of this oil stimulated a bodily process where it broke down fat in the body and dissolved it.
This oil has been used for hundreds of years to eliminate indigestion. In addition to that use, it reduces stomach bloating, helps proper digestion, and reduces appetite. Some reports by users showed they experienced improved memory and became calmer in stressful situations.
It might seem a bit odd that aromas can bring about real changes in the brain and body. To understand this, simply think of a man who encounters a woman who smells great. The man instantly has more energy, he may become aroused and his mood is elevated. This was all brought about from smell.
The validity and usefulness of essential oils to bring about real changes in the bodies physiological and psychological states is well documented. It is not a big leap to understand how some of the changes can be very useful in the pursuit to lose weight. This year, try aromatherapy as part of a healthy weight loss plan.