Sugar addiction is difficult to shake. When I am in stressful situations, or that time of the month, I can polish of a large chocolate bar without hesitation. Here are my sugar craving buster favourites for combating unwanted weight gain:
This is a fabulous oil to beat sugar cravings. Add it to tea for instant earl grey or enjoy in your favourite salad dressing or water. Bergamot is also a calming and uplifting oil when you are feeling anxious or sad
I love this oil in a large glass of cold water with a pinch of stevia – tastes like a candy cane. Cinnamon bark is also great if you have digestive issues. Be cautious with this one because it is a hot oil so if it is too strong for you to drink simply rub it on the bottoms of your feet for equally therapeutic effects
If your sugar cravings are related to your hormones, then you will want to give Clary Calm a try. Clary Calm is doTERRA’s women’s monthly blend and it’s made up of essential oils that have been traditionally used to balance hormones and manage symptoms of PMS and the transitional phases of menopause.
A topical blend of Clary Sage, Lavender, Bergamot, Roman Chamomile, Cedarwood, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Fennel, Carrot Seed, Palmarosa, and Vitex, Clary Calm provides temporary respite from cramps, nausea, hot flashes, and the emotional swings sometimes associated with regular hormone cycles in women.
Slim and Sassy:
Slim and Sassy is doTERRA’s metabolic blend. combines powerful essential oils known for their detoxifying qualities to promote weight loss in a natural and healthy way.
Slim & Sassy helps manage hunger throughout the day while boosting metabolism and promoting a positive mood.
Slim & Sassy contains Grapefruit and Lemon, both of which have a high limonene content to help purify and cleanse the body while Peppermint, Ginger, and Cinnamon provide a stimulating and positive effect on the endocrine system to assist with weight loss.
Adding one or two drops of Slim and Sassy to a large glass of water before meals can help your body to control appetite and over eating. It can also be consumed before a workout for a revitalizing energy boost.
Slim and Sassy also comes in a trim shake formula for those looking for meal replacement shakes, with the benefit of the Slim and Sassy essential oil blend.
Grapefruit is my personal favourite essential oil to add to water. It gives it a subtle flavour, which makes water so much more drinkable, and it does help to curb my sugar cravings, which are numerous and pretty strong!
Grapefruit essential oil is also great at supporting a healthy metabolism and when added to coconut oil and massaged into the skin, it can even help the body’s lymphatic system.
Grapefruit essential oil is the oil to use if you tend to snack when you are tired, as it helps to reduce mental and physical fatigue.