My husband and I have been making great strides in working out, but honestly, our snacking hasn't improved much. I've recently read about the positive effects aromatherapy can have on weight loss as a non-invasive diet enhancer. One of our core problems in losing weight is our constant snacking habit. If something as simple as aromatherapy can be helpful as an appetite suppressant, it sounds worth a try to me!
Whiffits is one such aromatherapy diet enhancer in the form of scented wands. Each pack comes with three wands: "Drop" Scent, "Shed" Scent, and "Burn" Scent,which have actually been proven effective through clinical studies. I wouldn't have thought that aromatherapy would have clinical studies to back it up, but Whiffits offers a lot of information to prove it's effectiveness. Here's a bit of information about their clinical study directly from their site:
"The official BioTem Clinical Report confirms the effectiveness of the revolutionary new diet wand with average weight loss of 19 lbs per participant over the course of the study. The study subjects reported an impressive 50% decrease in food cravings within 5 minutes of inhaling the special diet wand aromas. Directly from BioTem's official Clinical Report – "This study conclusively proves that inhaling these specially developed scents in the diet pens results in weight loss without any conscious changes in diet or exercise." Another study – The Role of Specific Olfactory Stimulation in Appetite Suppression and Weight Loss compiled by the Division of BioTem Cytotechnologies– also confirms this information."
"One method which seems promising is the role of olfaction in weight regulation. Specifically, the inhalation of positive hedonic (pleasant smelling) scents has been shown to have beneficial effects on appetite and hunger regulation. This idea stems from everyday observations of how food aromas affect appetite and from clinical observations of how patients with acute anosmia often gain weight. These observations suggest a breakdown in an olfactory satiety feedback mechanism. Also, there are scientific EEG and brain mapping studies documenting the effects of the inhalation of particular food scents on brain wave activity."
I especially like that these wands are a great size to toss in a purse or even slip in your back pocket while you're out and about. It's great to have a new weight loss idea that doesn't involve taking pills or giving up our favorite foods! Have you tried aromatherapy for weight loss? We'd love to hear about it! Feel free to comment below to share your experience.
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