Have you ever considered the possibility that our your sense of smell is so powerful, that it can have an effect your weight? Out of all the five senses, the sense of smell is known to be the most powerful. Even when weíre not hungry, the scent of our favorite foods makes us want to stop what weíre doing and eat. We smell a freshly-baked chocolate cake and weíve got to have a piece.
People wake up everyday to the smell of coffee. Sometimes just that smell is enough to get us up and moving.
So experiential evidence shows us that there exists a powerful link between what we smell and what we want to eat.
The rich aroma of certain foods are enough to alter our appetite and convince our brains that weíre hungry when weíre really not.
A recent study proved this idea is more than just experiential evidence or a wild hypothesis. The study involved a group of overweight people who were encouraged to inhale certain scents, whenever they felt hungry.
They were instructed not to drastically alter their eating habits but to use the inhalant when they felt hungry. The results were fantastic, ranging from a total weight loss of five to eighteen extra pounds per month per participant.
The study used different scents that included fruits and herbs and concluded that the most effective inhalant happened to be peppermint. What the researchers discovered is that inhaling this herb satisfied peopleís cravings. It served as a substitute for a sugary snack, and reduced the desire and withdrawal symptoms associated with a low-sugar diet. We all know how detrimental to our health sugar can be. It leads to serious problems including obesity and diabetes. Next time instead of reaching for that candy bar you enjoy so much, consider inhaling some peppermint essential oil. Youíre brain might not know the difference, but your waistline eventually will.
Follow these instructions to start using your sense of smell to get rid of those unwanted pounds.
As often as desired use a diffuser to inhale peppermint essential oil. You can also apply a few drops to your abdomen, temples, or your wrists for an additional soothing effect.
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