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Top 3 Weight Loss Essential Oils

It is a well-known fact that scent affects appetite. Bakeries exploit this fact and waft the aroma of freshly baked bread and pies to stimulate the appetites of shoppers and entice them to buy their pastries.

Though most aromas from foods stimulate the appetite, a few suppress it and these can be used as adjuncts to a holistic weight loss program.

Peppermint Essential Oil

The scent of peppermint essential aroma was found to be one of the most potent for controlling the appetite and aiding weight loss by the Smell and Taste Treatment Research Institute of Chicago. Continue reading

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Top 3 Weight Loss Tips for Stressful Events

When a person encounters a stressful situation, their immediate stress response is associated with a temporary loss of appetite as their body releases adrenaline which prepares it to fight or flee from the stressor.

However, as the stress becomes chronic many people notice that their appetite increases significantly leading to weight gain. This is attributed to the stress hormone cortisol which instructs the body to replenish the energy stores that it used to prepare itself to fight or flee from the stressor. Continue reading


Top 3 Sleep Tips for Weight Loss

Sleep is a vital component of a holistic weight loss program because numerous studies have linked poor sleep with obesity. To help you reach your weight loss goal, follow these simple sleep tips which are backed by medical studies.

Sleep for 6 to 8 Hours

Researchers from Kaiser Permanente Center for Health and Research in Portland found that adults who slept for less than 6 hours each night or for more than 9 hours were more likely to gain 11 pounds (5 kg) when compared to those who slept for 7 hours. Continue reading