It’s the time of year when treats are abundant and healthy food seems to be more scarce. The holidays and time with family inspires treats galore! Sugar, unhealthy fats and most things we wouldn’t eat normally are laying around just staring at you. It’s harder when you see your family because you know there will be plenty of treats and you’ll be tempted more than ever. I binge a bit myself, i’m not a “perfect” eater and don’t think anyone can or even should be. Part of life is enjoying and trying new things! Before we get into today’s tactical advice which is extremely unique and exciting. It’s a simple, easy to do process. This information is real and there’s no hocus pocus or hype! This sounds really good, and it actually is. It’s backed by a study in Korea which showed that following this simple protocol reduced fat and waist size in a study done with women. First though, I want to take you through a little mental exercise to prepare you to burn fat and have more mental fortitude to follow through because often that’s the first barrier stopping anyone from dropping unhealthy pounds.
It is nice though during the year end to set goals and focus on aligning with how you want to start the new year. If you have a new years goal to lose unhealthy belly fat these tips will help you out. Most times are new years goals are no longer even in our awareness by the time February rolls around. Why is that? Not enough dedication and not a big enough reason why. If you don’t have a strong “Why?” for creating those healthy positive changes in your life then those changes will not stick. I was listening to a health podcast the other day and they were discussing fat loss and why your why is so important.
If you do not have a big enough reason why for changing your ways that change will not stick. This hopefully inspires you to ask yourself why do you want to reduce fat? Do you just want to look better or are there multiple reasons that have a stronger resonance for changing? Are you doing it for your health and well-being? to set an example of persistence and dedication to your children? to have a feeling of freedom and purpose again? There’s always a bigger reason why you want to make positive changes.
Find that reason and ground to it, make it a part of why you are changing and the change will be stronger. With that being said diet and exercise are obviously important aspects in burning excess body fat but today we’re going to take an easier approach that will begin to allow your belly fat to reduce naturally. If I were to prioritize how important exercise and diet are I would put diet far ahead of exercise for many important reasons, of which i’ll probably cover in a future article.
What you must first understand is how topical products such as deodorant, shampoo, soaps, conditioners, toothpaste, cologne, perfume and any other topical products can actually cause you to gain fat. Many products, mostly all in fact contain chemicals that are toxic to the human body. Chemicals influence the hormonal system in the human body in a negative way. A hormone is a chemical messenger, when chemicals are applied topically under the armpits, on the skin, on your scalp, in your mouth or anywhere else on the body the skin absorbs what has been applied. If you’re applying certain chemicals such as parabens, sulfates and endocrine disrupting chemicals the body will bind the toxic by-products of these chemicals to fat. The bodies natural hormonal (endocrine) homeostasis will also be disrupted. When the hormonal system is disrupted by chemicals the body will store more fat in a protection mechanism manner.
With this being said, cutting out all chemical products are important to reduce fat. Applying chemicals on your skin, under your arms and anywhere else on or in your body (even if you spit it out) leaves a residue that your body has to deal with. To optimize your hormones (chemical messengers) to burn fat and release toxins and chemicals to be released you should be using all natural health and beauty care products with plant based ingredients.
You can also use this knowledge to your advantage, and that’s why today we’re talking about the extremely potent CPTG essential oils, I get mine from doterra here. That when applied topically enter your bloodstream and have their beneficial effects to burn fat and release toxins (which reduces fat) internally. An essential oil is a distilled version of the plants chemicals. So it’s essentially the most potent plant chemical form of that plant because it’s concentrated down to the phytochemical level and held in glass bottles for best potency and application. The phyto-chemicals in the essential oils below are what do the work to release toxins and excess fat and remind your body (through chemical messaging, also known as hormones) to do what it needs to do in order to find a healthy, thin homeostasis.
With all this being said, will this burn pounds of fat overnight? no, not at all. Being adequately hydrated with pure water and eating an organic whole food rich diet are more important and will yield better fat loss results. This is just a way to speed things up and get your hormones on track with your fat loss goals. Certain hormones burn fat while other hormones store fat. These essential oils applied topically will remind your body that it’s time to burn fat again.
The Korean Study: Essential Oil Blend That Burns Belly Fat
The study in Korea had two groups, one used grapeseed oil and the other group with more effective results used Cypress, Lemon & Grapefruit essential oils. They used these three oils in conjunction with a carrier oil (Coconut oil or almond oil works great) to massage onto their belly.
The study was done by the Department of Nursing at the Wonkwang Health Science College in Korean post-menopausal women. The results from the study are promising. Their waist measurements dropped significantly and they experienced an improvement in body image compared to the control group.
The study only examined post-menopausal women, it is believed that the effects would transfer to other women as well as men. Post-menopausal hormonal changes can actually make it more difficult for many women to lose fat so it is a great sign that this group had good results and that other women and men will too.
The Belly Massage Protocol:
Step 1: Take a 2 ounces of a carrier oil (almond oil was used in the study) and mix in 5 drops of cypress, 5 drops of lemon and 5 drops of grapefruit essential oil.
Step 2: Put this blend in a small glass bottle for storage
Step 3: Massage this blend on your belly once daily, or twice daily to obtain the results from the study.
It is important to note that the participants massaged their belly twice daily, 5-days a week for 6 weeks and obtained these improved results in that time frame.