With more and more people moving towards natural remedies for what ails them, it is no surprise that people are moving to alternative methods to aid in their weight loss goals. One of the latest new trends in melting fat from the body is to use aromatherapy to aid in the pursuit. Research has shown some surprising and amazing results with aromatherapy for a variety of conditions that many people suffer with. Obesity and being overweight has not been left out of the mix. Many people choose to use essential oils for aromatherapy as well as using them topically to help their bodies shed the excess fat that they are finding difficult to lose. Here are some of the best essential oils that people are using in their pursuit of weight loss:
- Grapefruit oil – This oil literally interacts with enzymes in the human body that help to break down fat cells and help you get rid of them altogether. This oil is actually derived from the peel of the fruit and contains certain chemicals that help to melt away fat. One of these chemicals is D-limonene. This compound helps to speed up metabolism and make it more regular. It also supports a healthy lymphatic system, helping to cleanse and drain the lymph nodes. It also acts as a diuretic when applied topically. It also activates enzymes in your saliva that will help to break down fat in your body. As aromatherapy, it has been suggested that mixing grapefruit oil with patchouli oil can help to reduce your food cravings.
- Cinnamon oil – This essential oil can help to regulate glucose levels in the human body. It also helps with glucose tolerance factor. So, this makes this a great oil, not only, for those who are overweight, but also for people who are suffering with diabetes as it helps to balance sugar levels in the blood stream. Instability with blood sugar levels can lead to many problems that can be detrimental to fat burning like overeating, weight gain, and low levels of energy, leaving us unmotivated to work out. This oil can also be used topically (with a carrier oil as with all essential oils) or as aromatherapy.
- Ginger oil – This oil helps to support weight loss and to reduce cravings for sugar. It can also help with inflammation. Inflammation in the body can block the absorption and digestion of other essential nutrients that you need to help melt away fat. It is the gingerols in ginger oil that fight inflammation in the body, so this is one oil that is good to ingest as long as you are getting one that is FDA approved for consumption.
Aside from using essential oils, it is also essential that you are making other necessary lifestyle changes that will aid in your weight loss goals. It is important to have a healthy and well-balanced diet that consists of all the food groups and that you are engaging in regular physical activity, particularly aerobic exercise. Cardio is one of the best ways to burn fat, and it is actually recommended to combine strength training with cardio to get the best results with burning fat and keeping lean and toned muscles. You should not, however, starve yourself. This can actually give you opposite results as it leads to higher levels of cortisol which causes the body to store visceral fat. It can also be a cause of intense cravings that can lead to binge eating over time. It is ideal to get around 2,000 calories per day and exercise regularly to burn these calories. But if you want to reduce your caloric intake, you should never consume less than 1,200 calories per day. You should also gradually reduce the number of calories you are consuming daily rather than cutting down an extreme amount very quickly. This can, again, lead to stress, cortisol, and more weight gain from visceral fat cell buildup. One other thing you can do is add certain dietary supplements to your daily routine that are known to help with melting away fat cells. One such supplement is Conjugated Linoleic Acid or CLA. This fatty acid is known to help the body to, not only, burn fat more quickly and keep it off, but it also helps to develop toned and lean muscles, which will help your overall strength and agility, making your body better equipped to burn fat quickly and efficiently. Best of luck to you with your weight loss goals. You can do it!