Today I am chugging away on my Slim & Sassy essential oil blend after food cravings got the better of me yesterday! It made me wonder if people actually know how helpful essential oils are when it comes to a weight loss/fitness journey, so I thought I’d share some facts!
As you may or may not know, I coach TERRAfit challenges. I also take part in them when I have my own personal goals to meet. At the moment I am training towards my next muay thai fight. My essential oils and doTERRA products are a big part of why/how I succeed. Now I am back into my muay thai training they are making a big difference there too.
Essential oils are a catalyst that can help you reach your goals faster and boost the effectiveness of your efforts.
A key reason for this is digestion.
Digestion is paramount to your health and maintaining a healthy weight. A healthy digestive system allows the proper nutrient absorption needed for overall health. The blend that I am drinking today, Slim & Sassy contains Grapefruit Peel, Lemon Peel, Peppermint Plant, Ginger Root, and Cinnamon Bark essential oils that help promote digestive health, but also healthy metabolism, help manage hunger cravings, calm your stomach and lift your mood! Slim & Sassy is also a diuretic, stimulant, and is calorie free.
Maintaining healthy insulin and sugar levels is imperative to weight management. Eating healthy, nutritionally dense foods along with using essential oils like cinnamon and grapefruit will increase your chances of maintaining healthy weight loss.
Another thing that I know influences my eating and weight patterns are hormones! I am in the process of writing a whole blog about essential oils and hormonal balance, but for now let it be said, essential oils can be amazing for healthy hormonal balance!
Hormones assist just about every function in the body. Hormonal imbalances dramatically affect weight management. Essential oils are uniquely intelligent and work with hormones for cellular communication.
Check out this video and blog from Dr Axe about his top 3 essential oils to balance hormones naturally.
The other essential oils that I generally use with my Slim & Sassy are Lemon, Wild Orange and Frankincense. These detoxify and boost energy levels significantly and the citrus oils and frankincense in particular support healthy adrenal function as well, which is really important for me, as I am currently battling adrenal fatigue. Basil, coriander and geranium are also helpful for adrenal health.
It has been suggested that a major reason we hold onto weight is because of toxicity. Many of the doTERRA products I sell are aimed helping us reduce our “toxic load”. We encounter toxins daily and the organs that help to filter toxins are overloaded. Toxins accumulate in our fat cells and until we can eliminate the toxins the fat cells are there to stay, so use your lemon oil every day for a period of time, along with clean eating and exercise to detoxify. You will also get gloriously soft skin.
Next, circulation is important to increasing tone and shedding excess fat. Essential oils that help with circulation are cypress, basil, rosemary, cinnamon, peppermint, lemongrass and frankincense. You can apply the oils before, during and after workouts.
The final two areas in which essential oils can be really helpful are respiratory function and endurance. Your muscles need oxygen to repair themselves after exercise. They will repair faster with essential oils. Blends like Breathe improve your respiratory function and peppermint oil is being studied with athletes for its effectiveness at increasing endurance levels, with positive results. I have a fellow kickboxer trialing peppermint essential oil at the moment, so watch this space for her feedback!
If you want a one-to-one chat about how essential oils might be able to support your weight loss and/or fitness, drop me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I can also share more info about the TERRAfit challenges! You can buy essential oils and the Slim & Sassy Product Line at my retail shop. Click here.
Much Love until next time x x