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Essential Oils to Help you Lose Weight?!? Really?!?

It is FEBRUARY. What on earth happened?

Time is flying as usual.

I made my plans a the beginning of the year, as I do every year to recommit to health.

This year I have extra motivation to fit into my pre-pregnancy wardrobe. (It isn’t chanel or anything, but I don’t want to buy new!)

So I decided to try a couple new avenues.

1. Paleo

I kinda love it. I really decided I wanted lo-carb, whole food, in general healthy diet. If I picked a name then I can google, Pin, and buy cook books. So I decided I would pick the Paleo diet. (plus it lets you eat honey and chocolate?!?  No brainer there).

So far so good! I have been enjoying cooking new things. ABSOLUTELY having cravings for bread…

I sometimes just walk through the bakery section and touch and smell everything. But really I want to do this:

https://www.instagram.com/breadfaceblog

I also of course have started taking photos of my own food. Come see them sometimes?

It’s not like every meal! Promise!

https://www.instagram.com/eieiophotography/

 

Favorite breakfast hands down:

3-Ingredient Breakfast Skillet- Gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo | Lexi

http://lexiscleankitchen.com/2015/03/27/3-ingredient-breakfast-skillet/

 

 

 

2. Essential oils

I started using these last year. BUT this year I am committing to using them as much as I can! (I mean I have bought at dang ton of them! Made the investment).

I figured I should see if they help in my weight loss goals. They kinda do!!!

My gal Essential Mama did an amazing blog post on how you can use your essential oils to aid in your weight lose!

https://essentiallymamawarren.wordpress.com/2015/10/26/essential-oils-healthy-weight-manage/

One of my favorite tips from her:

•peppermint essential oil•

peppermint essential oil has unique weight loss benefits. it is great for reducing appetite and helps suppress cravings. we feel full because of a special mechanism in our brain and peppermint works on that part of the brain which triggers the feeling of fullness when you eat. it is found to be more effective than any other scent in creating serotonin in the brain that is linked with cravings for sweets. a study on the effects of peppermint scent on appetite control confirms that participants inhaling peppermint essential oil were less likely to feel hungry and had fewer cravings than the ones who didn’t inhale peppermint essential oil.
plus, it is great for huge array of digestive issues and can soothe an upset stomach.  it also helps with candida that often influences weight management and weight gain. peppermint essential oil is packed with nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C and minerals like potassium, iron and magnesium, so it helps not only in weight loss maintenance but also nourishes the body and promotes the feeling of well-being.

daily uses:
– peppermint essential oil smells refreshing. you can diffuse few drops of oils before meals to reduce the appetite.
– peppermint tastes great and gives an extra little energy as an added benefit so you can even add 1 to 2 drops of oil to your glass of water and drink before the meals to have the same effect of reducing appetite.  i love adding a drop to my afternoon cup of coffee!
– adding peppermint essential oil to your drinking water or topically on your wrists or behind your ears can help energize and improve workout performance and endurance.

Benefits of Peppermint Essential Oil   {and my 10 favorite uses for peppermint essential oil}:

I also love her ideas for Grapefruit and Lemon!!

If you are interested in starting to use essential oils in your home let me know and I can get you all started!

Or if after reading this you decide you want to try a couple oils I may have some of them on hand in the studio or I can order them for you.

eieiophotography@gmail.com or text me: 5854893551 with your order!

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Chelse Thompson, Photographer and Owner at eieio photography, in Rochester, NY

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