Tips for weight management
Happy New Year! After the feasts at Christmas and New Year, managing your weight can be a challenge; we know there are long-term health benefits to eating well and moving our bodies—no matter what the scale may say—but it can be discouraging if you’re working hard and not seeing results. Infuse your weight management plan with these essential tips to boost your efforts.
1. Catch some ZZZs
Did you know that a lack of proper sleep can lead to weight gain? Make sure you’re getting the rest you need by creating a snooze-worthy environment for shut-eye. Diffuse 3 drops of Lavender essential oil and 2 drops of Cedarwood essential oil before tucking in for the night, and check out our facebook post for more helpful tips on getting a better night’s sleep.
2. Start your day right
Kick-start your metabolism with a healthy breakfast! If you’re looking at a weight management success story—with or without essential oils—you’ll find they all have one thing in common: committed, healthy choices. Beginning your morning with a conscious, healthy decision sets the stage for continued positive choices all day long. Try starting with an overnight chia bowl!
3. Stay hydrated
Another way to use essential oils for weight management is by boosting your water intake. A drop of your favorite essential oil can motivate you to drink more water throughout the day. Grapefruit essential oil supports weight management when used in conjunction with healthy eating and regular exercise, has cleansing properties, and can support your lymphatic system*, making it a perfect option for your water bottle. Or you can find your favorite, like Lemon, Lime, Peppermint, or Citrus Blend, or create a combination that inspires you to take more sips of H2O all day long.
4. Beat your cravings
When it’s difficult to resist something sweet or salty, opt for a healthy alternative to candy bars and potato chips. Try essential oil-infused chocolate energy balls or apple chips, or seek out recipes to swap healthy ingredients into not-so-healthy recipes. Cut down on refined sugars and other bad-for-you ingredients by opting for Einkorn Granola for breakfast or a Chocolate-coated Wolfberry Crisp Bar for your afternoon snack.
5. Get up and move
One of the best tips for weight management is to keep moving. You don’t need to be a gym rat, but it’s critical to change up a sedentary lifestyle. Opt for stairs instead of the elevator, park on the far end of the parking lot, and take time to stretch throughout the day. If you’re having trouble with motivation, try diffusing Citrus Fresh or Peppermint essential oil to help add a little pep to your step. Using essential oils to help your weight management can often be about finding ones with energizing aromas!
6. Team up
Everything is easier when you have a support system, and that includes managing your weight. Invite a friend or group of friends to join you on your journey so you can all see better results together by keeping each other on track. Share results, discuss setbacks, and renew your resolve with a group of people who are as motivated as you are. This support network can be invaluable as you go through the ups and downs of your weight management plan as they help you stay accountable and focus on your goals.
7. Make good use of essential oils and formulated tea/shakes/gum/snacks
Some blended products are formulated to promote healthy weight management, they include a proprietary essential oil blend for weight management, which some studies suggest may help support the body in burning excess fat when used in conjunction with a balanced diet and regular exercise. The proprietary blend may also support the release of free fatty acids, which may help break down fat.* Furthermore, instead of merely losing weight, we should target to support normal body function. Herewith some tips with essential oils:
(1) Weight Loss Trio
- Peppermint 3-5 drops
- Grapefruit 3-5 drops
- Lemon 3-5 drops
Put the above essential oil in a capsule and take it before going to bed. With the good habit of drinking a lot of water, the effect is better. The capsule targets to burn excess fat, increase antioxidant activity, reduced oxidative stress, supports healthy energy levels, support healthy metabolism.
Note: The essential oils used must be approved by GRAS, which are tested and can be taken orally.
- Fennel 6 drops
- Juniper 5 drops
- Grapefruit 8 drops
- Black pepper 5 drops
- Plant-based Massage Oil 30ml
Mix the above essential oil and put them into an amber colored glass bottle. Use it after taking a bath every night, it is especially effective with massage for a firm body.
(3) Some other formulated products:
- Tea— replaces high sugar drinks
- Gum— controls cravings
- Protein shake— meal replacement
- Bar— snack
(4) Don’t forget the Ningxia wolfberry juice to support our 11 systems.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Essential oil products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Consult with your health care provider prior to beginning any weight-management program, if you are taking medications, or if you have any health concerns.
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