Aromatherapy can help with plenty of ailments, but it can also suppress food cravings if it is used correctly.
Scientists have proven that there exists a few specific aromas that can help curb strong appetites. When diets are not working and exercising a lot does not seem to help shed those extra pounds, then maybe a special mix of aromatherapy can help you lose weight.
Lemon water has long been known to help with weight loss, and so is the lemon essential oil that helps to remove toxins from the body. It can also cheer you up and break up body fat.
Essential oils such as cinnamon, peppermint, and ginger can also help boost energy levels and help you maximize your workouts as well as soothe sore muscles and create a quicker recovery time to get you to work out sooner. Inhaling or diffusing essential oils could help with weight loss especially pomelo and grapefruit.
What Do Grapefruit and Pomelo Do?
Grapefruit contains phytochemical compounds (bioactive plant compounds believed to protect cells from damage) that reduce insulin levels, and when your insulin is low you will need more food, and it will store it as fat.
Grapefruit can stabilize your blood sugar levels and boost your metabolism to offer you more energy. The way it works is that grapefruit contains enzymes that can reduce appetite. So, you can burn more calories and feel less hungry at the same time.
Grapefruit also curbs sugar cravings and will curb your sweet tooth.
In a study by the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Institute of Chicago, they discovered that by inhaling certain smells, like grapefruit, oranges, peppermint, rosemary, and more, the average person can lose weight. It doesn't happen immediately, but the effects and cravings can cease immediately.
Inhaling the scents three to six times in each nostril can limit the desire to eat, according to many of the studies.
Mandarin orange scents have been known to work against hunger pangs, especially when combined with other scents like grapefruit, lemon, and lime, as well as cinnamon, sage, clove, lavender, nutmeg, and more.
How Are Food Cravings Affected?
It's never true that one diet or one weight-loss program helps everyone lose weight, but often a combination of efforts will lead to better success. The same goes for various forms of aromatherapy.
One thing that helps with all weight loss is having good digestion, and aromatherapy can help with that. It is especially helpful to have a healthy elimination regime and go to the bathroom frequently to lose weight.
Poor digestion can keep people from absorbing vitamins and minerals into their bodies in a proper way. Also, poor digestion can make you feel bloated and uncomfortable and make it tougher to be active.
Getting enough exercise, eating well, and adding healthy foods that are high in fiber are the best ways to lose weight. Drinking a lot of water every day is also something that helps with weight loss.
And when you use essential oils in addition to the other advice, you can help your body operate like it should and be less hungry and lose weight.