When it comes to getting slim, there really are no shortcuts.
Or are there?
If you decide to try it, lavender can be a powerful supporting tool in your quest to trim down.
Best known for relaxation benefits, lavender can also help stabilize your appetite, reduce stress, and help you form positive new self-care habits.
Lavender essential oil not only supports your weight loss goals, but also improves your mental and spiritual well-being. Win-win-win!
Lavender Helps Stabilize Your Appetite and Sleep Better
Because studies show that sleeping poorly is linked to weight gain, it’s extremely important for anyone who wants to lose weight to get a good night’s sleep.
When your brain is tired, you are more likely to eat bigger portions. You may also feel too tired to exercise. You’re also more likely to eat junk food.
When you sleep well, the two appetite-related hormones ghrelin (which helps you feel hungry) and leptin – (which tells you you’re not hungry) are better stabilized.
Sleeping well is key to regulating your “hunger hormones.”
To support your sleep, keep a bottle of lavender oil beside your bed and breathe in the smell of lavender deeply at bedtime. This soothes your nervous system and prepares your body for sleep.
Removing Stress, Removing Fat
During times of stress, the body releases a hormone called “cortisol” which stimulates the appetite and promotes unhealthy weight gain.
“Cortisol not only promotes weight gain, but it can also affect where you put on the weight. Researchers have shown that stress and elevated cortisol tend to cause fat deposition in the abdominal area rather than in the hips. This fat deposition has been referred to as “toxic fat,” since abdominal fat deposition is strongly correlated with the development of cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks and strokes.” – Does Stress Make You Fat?
Too much stress is very unhealthy. If you have a highly stressful life, you probably already know that it’s time to make changes.
Lavender aromatherapy can help soothe and calm your nervous system as you make life changes toward a more calm life.
Be a Good Friend to Your Body
Losing weight inevitably involves new healthy habits of self-care.
Incorporate the simple act of inhaling lavender essential oil into your daily routine in order to train your body to know that you love and care for it.
Each time you do this, you’re sending a message to your cells: you are valuable, you are worthy, you are loved. Pair aromatherapy with a kind thought about yourself.
Try this delightful new habit for 66 days: wait and see what self-love can do for you!
Deliberately being kind to your body every day, slowing down and smelling lavender oil, while speaking nicely to yourself will almost certainly become a new way of life for you.
You will bring more joy to all areas of your life. When it comes to food choices, you may start to ask your body what it feels like eating. The answers you receive may surprise you! When you have a spare minute, you may surprise yourself by deciding to go for a nice walk (or visit a Lavender Farm! << Link to Visitor Information here) .
Be a good friend to yourself. Take a moment to inhale the beautiful smell of lavender oil and remember how lovely you are, inside and out. Don’t underestimate the power of deliberate self love when it comes to losing weight!
Lavender can play a key role in healthy weight loss, improving physical, mental, and spiritual well being.
In order to lose weight, it’s crucial for both men and women to get a good night’s sleep, minimize stress, and be kind to yourself.
Lavender supports all of these goals. In combination with other actions like meditation and making healthy food choices, lavender can support you on your way to a healthier, slimmer body.
Rub some drops of lavender essential oil on your wrists and neck before bed and take a moment to inhale the smell, appreciating all that your body does for you.
*Test a small amount of diluted lavender oil on your skin to make sure it agrees with you!
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