Hello Again Friends!
As I mentioned before, I’m getting married at the end of the month. Everyone dreams of losing what – 20 pounds in two weeks prior to a big event? Realistically, that’s not a very healthy thing to do (although not impossible I suppose!).
And that’s not what I’m going to discuss here.
I have, however, been steadily losing 1-2 pounds per week by doing nothing more than taking a capsule containing grapefruit oil, lemon oil and peppermint oil 1-2 times per day. No seriously – I know how crazy this sounds! And if I hadn’t tried it myself, I wouldn’t believe it either. In fact, the first time I heard of this, I DIDN’T believe it.
Let me first tell you – I have no medical history other than orthopedic injuries and anxiety (hence – the name of this blog). So before you take ANYTHING internally, especially of the citrus variety, please check with your healthcare provider. You definitely want to avoid any potential interactions with any medical condition you may have and/or any type of medication, maintenance or otherwise. Safety when taking oils is so important! Lots of medical providers, and even hospitals, have recently added the use of essential oils with their more traditional practices!
In January, my future husband and I did The Whole 30 diet transformation. It was enlightening and changed our eating habits dramatically. We severely limit any processed foods and sugar in general in our diets now. Other than butter and half and half in our coffee, we limit dairy as well. We eat a lot (no really A LOT) of salad and leafy greens. It has made a world of difference in how we feel and how much energy we have. Note I said we limit – I personally don’t feel like depriving yourself of anything in totality is healthy. These are great accomplishments! However, other than a few pounds, it didn’t really give us the weight loss results we were looking for. If you haven’t tried Whole 30, I strongly recommend it. It’s tough – I’m not going to lie to you. Going cold turkey without any sugar, preservatives, cheese and other dairy was a huge wake up call to us regarding our sugar addictions. Still – the physical benefits of a healthy diet filled with fresh ingredients and almost completely devoid of added sugar make it more than worth continuing it!
So at the end of July, I read something that spoke to me – a young lady stated she lost 50 pounds in six months simply by taking the essential oil blend of grapefruit oil, lemon oil and peppermint oil. I’m going to be totally honest with you – I didn’t believe it at first. She even added that due to a medical condition, she wasn’t able to exercise during those six months. And she still lost the weight. I was skeptical.
In my next order from Young Living, I ordered some grapefruit oil. I had the lemon oil and peppermint oil from my Premium Starter Kit. This is a great time to tell you I would ONLY recommend trying this with Young Living Oils Vitality line. They are specifically labeled for internal use. And only Young Living has the Seed to Seal guarantee! You are what you eat, and we do NOT want junk in our bodies!
Along with my oils, I ordered some vegetable capsules. You can get these through Young Living also, or you can order them on Amazon, like these. These are, basically, empty gel caps like you would see with over-the-counter medication. They dissolve quickly, which is something to keep in mind when using them with essential oils.
Also from Amazon, I ordered some small glass bottles with a glass dropper, like these . This allowed me to mix the oils in the bottle, shake and dispense into the capsules. For me, this was easier than trying to place drops from each of the bottles into the capsule. There is a way you can make these ahead of time by mixing melted coconut oil with them. The coconut oil will harden (keep them in the freezer!) and keep the oils from breaking down the capsules. For me, it was easier to simply take a capsule and the dropper bottle with me when I needed to travel. But there are far more than one way to accomplish this experiment! Do what works for you!
I started this the first week of August. I had ZERO expectations. None. Like I said – I was skeptical. But I dutifully took the capsules every day, 1-2 times per day. I immediately noticed by taking the capsule(s) with a large glass or two of water, I was instantly increasing my water intake. This is great for me – this has always been a difficult thing for me to accomplish. I also continued to use flavored oils (lemon, grapefruit, tangerine, etc.) in my water all day to help me stay hydrated as well.
At the end of the first week I was down two pounds. I thought – ok, good start. But is this sustainable? In other words – my skepticism wasn’t relieved with just one week of results. But then I lost an additional two pounds in week two…and three. And by the end of four weeks, I was down eight pounds.
I was….stunned. Really, stunned.
So I’m going to keep going! Hopefully I can mimic the results of the person who lost 50 pounds in six months. But even if I can’t lose that much, I find the little bit I lose each week has made me more vigilant about my water intake and most importantly, my food consumption. And it has given me some very visible and tangible results to encourage me to KEEP GOING – that’s a wonderful feeling!
In conclusion – this isn’t a lose weight quick plan. This takes some dedication and persistence. And using the oils alone, I believe, wouldn’t help if your diet is filled with not so healthy choices. I do believe, however, it’s a very useful tool used in conjunction with smart choices for a healthier lifestyle.
Want to try this for yourself? If you are new to Young Living, and you sign up for your Premium Starter Kit using this link before September 30, 2017 (my wedding date!), I will send you a FREE 5ml bottle of Young Living Grapefruit Vitality oil! The Vitality Peppermint Oil and Vitality Lemon Oil come with your Premium Starter Kit, so this FREE oil will give you the trio of oils to start your own weight loss experiment! You’ll also enjoy 24% off the retail price of ALL of Young Living’s oils and products!
This offer is only good until I say “I do!”, so be sure to sign up soon using this link! Once you do, send me a message with your Young Living member number. I’ll ship you a 5ml bottle of Vitality Grapefruit oil to start your own experiment! You’ll also get access to the awesome group of Young Living members who share their experiences daily using these wonderful oils!
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