Truth is I am obsessed with my weight. I don’t look very fat (at least that’s what I thought!) but constantly I am thinking about whether I will put on an extra pound by having those delicious chewy chococolate chip cookies, perhaps just another little piece? I couldn’t stop myself from snacking expecially when I am under stress. My work is stressful, so is everybody. Okay, I can make up 100 excuses to justify that extra piece of cookie. I have heard that stress will increase cortisol level, and when more cortisol releases our body’s fat receptors will open widely. This will allow us to absorb 4 times more fat than normal. That’s totally not helping! Being stress and tired will make you fat.
Few weeks ago I felt the urgent need to conjure the fairies for help. My lovely essential oils! How adorable they are. Here was what I did and I found the methods effective. I have become more conscious of what I eat, I feel less obssessed with snacking all the time. Would you like to have a go? Of course, if you are not like me then just enjoy the poster images below. Or you may share with your loved ones.
In the morning I use this blend on diffuser, which I called it the no nonsense determination blend to strengthen my willpower – to eat and live a healthy day. I use Saturn oil (Veitver) for grounding, the Sun oils Sweet Orange and Sweet Basil to keep myself strong and bright.
Once a week (twice if I am good) I use 10 mil Sweet Almond oil to blend with the following essential oils for abdominal massage. Dill is particularly good for digestion problem. To me it has a nice Fillet O Fish smell that fulfills my craving. Ginger is great for her burning sensation, I love my Ginger using CO2 extraction rather than steam distillation. Cypress is used for firming. Rose essential oil can isolate lipids in the blood that turn into enzymes that in turn make us fat. Lavender is added for skincare really. The direction of the massage stroke has to be clockwise.
Just to ensure I am very determined to eat well rather than eat junk, I have a little aroma pendent with me. The blend makes me very awake so I use it only in the day. It has to be taken off at night time. I need a good 7 hour sleep as research said that below 7 hour sleep will kick up the cortisol again, which will activate four times as many fat receptors…oh dear. I found this formula from a research article a few years ago that I now use for my pendant. Thanks to the aromatherapist who invented this.