Do you know why you’re overweight (if you are)? You may overeat when you’re under stress, or you always seem to carry a lot of water weight, maybe you have digestive issues – or you may just eat when you’re bored, angry, sad, upset…
This article, on e-health101.com, lists some of the oils you can use in different situations. For example:
If You’re A Stress Eater
Some people can’t help but to overeat when they get stressed out (and who doesn’t get stressed out around the non-stop holiday season that’s about to be thrown at us full force). If you’re one of them, these are the oils you’ll want to have on hand:
Sandalwood oil is pretty powerful stuff – It can help diffuse any negative feelings you’ve been having which can in turn prevent you from eating because of them. Use the oil by mixing one drop of it with one drop of a carrier oil (such as coconut, almond, olive, etc) and rub it on your stomach.
Alternatively it can be taken internally by adding a drop or two to a teaspoon of honey or 4oz of coconut milk.
Bergamot oil is an oil that’s been extracted from various Italian citrus fruits. It contains exceptionally large amounts of polyphenols (one of the main components in green tea) which helps halt the production of fat in your blood cells, increase your metabolism, and prevent the absorption of bad cholesterol.
It also contains an enzyme that activates when your blood sugar is higher than it should be which promotes the decomposition of sugar as well as fat.
But that’s not all – Bergamot oil also has sedative properties (so as you can see, there’s definitely more than one use for it and it’s absolutely worth the investment) which helps control stress eating and fight stress related weight gain.
The oil can be used by putting a few drops onto a cloth or piece of material and inhaling, massaged into your neck and/or feet with a carrier oil, or internally with honey or coconut milk (in the same measurements as before). It can even be put into your bathwater to help you relax and regroup.
Read about other oils that may help with weight loss…