Are you trying to shed a few pounds or keep off the weight you’ve already lost?
There’s an oil for that.
The new year is right around the corner and with the new year usually comes resolutions to lead a healthier and happier life. A lot of people we know make the same resolution year after year. The resolution to lose weigh. Different people set different goals – get back into my “skinny” jeans, lose the baby weight (when the baby’s heading off to college next year), lose 30 pounds – but everyone wants to get healthier and feel better about themselves. The problem is that losing weight is hard and many people give up on their resolution before they even start to see results. Now there is a way to kick start your metabolism, decrease your appetite, kick those cravings, and increase your energy levels to help you stay on track this year and finally stick with your resolution and meet those goals. How, you ask? With the help of a proprietary blend of essential oils brought to you by dōTERRA. Essential oils for weight loss? You bet!
For those of you who are unfamiliar with essential oils, here is a brief synopsis:
Essential oils are natural extracts from the seeds, stems, roots, flowers, bark, and other parts of plants. Most everyone has heard about the medicinal benefits of many plants – after all, a lot of the modern medicines are made from plants or, at the very least, modeled after some beneficial plants. Essential oils have been used throughout history in several different cultures for medicinal and therapeutic purposes. One of the things that makes essential oils so effective is the fact that they are natural substances and not artificially created like “drugs.” This is why essential oils are able to get into your body’s cells – with some crossing the blood-brain barrier – which makes them effective against both bacteria and viruses.
Essential oils can be effective against a wide range of chronic conditions as well as short term ailments and illnesses. From headaches to cancer, acne to warts, if it’s going wrong and you want to fix it, there’s an oil for that.
dōTERRA’s proprietary metabolic blend is called Slim & Sassy. Each of the essential oils in the blend – cinnamon, ginger, peppermint, grapefruit, and lemon – play a role in helping you to lose weight and also to keep weight off.
The primary function of cinnamon in Slim & Sassy is to help prevent your body from producing new fat cells. Cinnamon essential oil can also help combat the health risk factors of obesity by improving your living function, decreasing liver damage, helping to regulate cholesterol, and improving your body’s ability to reduce insulin resistance.
Ginger essential oil helps to stimulate weight loss by increasing your body’s ability to release fat – instead of storing it in your bootylicious behind or muffin top. It also helps to calm upset stomachs, which can be common in people who are in the process of changing their eating habits.
Peppermint essential oil helps to curb your appetite and reduce cravings. It can also increase the sense of fullness after eating, as well as improve the flavor of the foods that you eat.
Grapefruit & Lemon
Grapefruit and lemon essential oils are listed together because they serve a similar purpose in the blend. Citrus family oils can help reduce appetite. They also help to keep your body from producing new fat cells and help your body shrink by releasing the fat that is already stored (like we mentioned above, the bootylicious behind and the muffin top). Citrus oils also have the ability top help facilitate the release of harmful toxins from your body. They also can elevate your mood – keeping you feeling happier, prouder, and more content with the new, healthy choices you are starting to make.
Please note that Slim & Sassy should be used as a part of an overall wellness program which includes eating healthier foods (one less slice of pizza) and increasing exercise (one more walk around the block).
How do I use Slim & Sassy?
There are multiple methods for how you can add Slim & Sassy to your daily health regimen. You can use any of the methods listed below, with success, however the recommended way to use Slim & Sassy is to drink it in your water throughout the day (if you can tolerate the taste). When taking Slim & Sassy, try to ingest the oils approximately 1 hour before meals whenever possible.
- Place 3 – 5 drops on your tongue, 3 – 5 times a day
- Place 3 – 5 drops in a glass of water and drink 3 – 5 times a day. You can use this method by drinking water from a glass or metal water bottle throughout the day. (It is not recommended to mix oils into water and store in plastic bottles or cups.)
- Place 3 – 5 drops in a small cup of water and drink it quickly like a shot.
- Place 6 – 10 drops in a pull-apart capsule (like dōTERRA’s Veggie Caps), 3 times a day
For more information about the science behind this metabolic blend, check out this video. Towards the end of the video, there are testimonials from people who have found weight loss success using Slim & Sassy.
Also available to help you meet your weight loss goals are Slim & Sassy Trim Shakes in Chocolate and Vanilla or the Slim & Sassy New You Kit, which provides you with everything you need at maximum savings. There are multiple options to make Slim & Sassy a part of your weight loss plan.
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Have questions or comments about Slim & Sassy or dōTERRA in general? E-mail us at doTERRALisa@gmail.com
Why choose dōTERRA?
dōTERRA essential oils and blends are 100% natural and Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG). The only thing in a bottle of essential oil from dōTERRA is essential oil. No filler, no preservatives, just effective and safe natural plant extract. dōTERRA’s commitment to 100% natural is so strict that they will only extract oils from plants that are grown in their natural environment. To ensure the highest quality and level of purity, dōTERRA has each batch of oil tested by a third party laboratory.