To my great surprise, this week's emotional eating was not a factor on today's weigh in. I believe that the dietary essential oils I am ingesting have something to do with it.
Grapefruit has always been known to be full of health benefits. It contains the cancer-fighting antioxidant lycopene, and of course Vitamin C. It also stabilizes blood sugar, according to studies that show that it contains compounds that can reduce insulin levels. This means that your body can use your food for energy instead of storing it as fat. It also curbs cravings. Researchers have speculated that smelling grapefruit oil has an effect on liver enzymes, which can keep the cravings down.
Lemon oil can improve the neurological activity which promotes fat breakdown. It also promotes a positive mood, which is helpful when striving to achieve a weight goal.
Peppermint oil revs up your metabolism and helps your body process the food more efficiently.
Although the oils are awesome, I can't let myself have the mindset that "I can overeat and the oils will take care of it." That would be foolish! Today, I will enjoy the fact that I am 18.6% of the way to my goal to #lose100 , and I will continue to be mindful of what I ingest! Have a great day!