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Curbing Carb And Sugar Cravings To Lose Weight


Author: Carrie F.
Skill: Nutritionist
Date: 04-27-2014
Views: 12,014
Word Count: 216
Questions Received: 6
Testimonial ID: 9643-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 7

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After my fifth baby, I was ready to get back to work as a fitness trainer and group fitness instructor. That said, I know what it takes to lose weight. I know the exact calories, protein versus carbohydrate ratio etc. But... my sugar/carb cravings can get out of control, which can lead to weak moments... having me go off course.

My friend introduced me to Young Living essential oils. I loved the scents and loved adding the bottles to the medicine cabinet for the kids. Then I got more and more interested in the oils and what they could do. I found that Ocotea can help those who are diabetic, leveling out blood sugar. It can help whether your sugars are high or low.

At first I began taking 4 drops of Lemon and Peppermint oil in a capsule. Then I decided to add Ocotea to the recipe. The recipe is now 4 drops of each oil, twice a day, on an empty stomach.

When I ran out of Ocotea, I noticed my cravings came back! I am a believer that Ocotea oil can help keep you eating healthy, curbing carb/sugar cravings. And that's a hard thing to do!

I've lost 20 pounds and am now back to my pre-pregnancy weight... and my baby is only 5 months old!


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: appetite, carbs, craving, dessert, desserts, diabetes, diet, diets, exercise, fit, sweet, sweets, training, weight loss.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: pregnancy — "The methods of aromatherapy were applied sitz bath or soap application using essential oils with Lavender, Myrrh, Neroli, Rose, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Orange, and Roman Chamomile.... [T]hese findings indicate that postpartum aromatherapy for perineal care could be effective in healing the perineum."Link
2.Associated topics: diabetes — "DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."Link
3.Associated topics: blood-sugar,diabetes — "Cinnamaldehyde [in cinnamon] has antihyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic [cholesterol-lowering] actions in db/db mice and could be useful in the treatment of type-2 diabetes."Link
4.Associated topics: blood-sugar,diabetes — "D-limonene is a major constituent in citrus essential oil.... Recently, d-limonene has been reported to alleviate fatty liver induced by a high-fat diet. Our data suggest that the intake of d-limonene may benefit patients with dyslipidemia and hyperglycemia and is a potential dietary supplement for preventing and ameliorating metabolic disorders."Link
5.Associated topics: diabetes — "Myrtle oil (MO) exerts hypoglycemic as well as mild hypotriglyceridemic activity in diabetic animals. The reduction in blood glucose level may be due to the reversible inhibition of alpha-glucosidases present in the brush-border of the small intestinal mucosa, higher rate of glycolysis as envisaged by the higher activity of glucokinase, as one of the key enzymes of glycolysis, and enhanced rate of glycogenesis as evidenced by the higher amount of liver glycogen present after MO administration."Link
6.Associated topics: weight-loss,diabetes — "Z. officinale [ginger] has been used to control diabetes and dyslipidemia [high cholesterol].... The marked rise in body weights, glucose, insulin, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, free fatty acids and phospholipids in serum of the rats that followed 6 weeks of high-fat diet treatment were significantly reduced by Z. officinale treatment.... The present results provide scientific evidence to substantiate the traditional use of Z. officinale in preventing metabolic disorders."Link
7.Associated topics: weight-loss — "Co-administration of the lime essential oil and ketotifen caused significant suppression in gaining weight, as well as decreased body weights of mice. The data obtained in this study suggested that lime essential oil plays an important role in weight loss and could be useful in the treatment of drug-induced obesity and related diseases."Link

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