EGWs6uuBZ3pp-zGuVVdmeLgkJG4 Across the Avenue: Whiffits Aromatherapy for Weight Loss!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Whiffits Aromatherapy for Weight Loss!

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."

All it takes is a few sniffs through the day, which release a unique combination of aroma molecules that are supposed to trick your brain into thinking you've eaten. The fact that the average weight loss per participant in their study was 19 lbs and a 50% decrease in food cravings within 5 minutes of inhaling the aromas makes us want to try Whiffits right now! I didn't quite understand the connection between scents and weight loss, but this piece of information helped me make sense of it:

"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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Disclaimer: As always, all posts are our own, honest opinions and may differ from yours. This is a sponsored Whiffits post.


  1. I checked out the website, they are very reasonably priced! This looks like something I think I'll try, it looks convenient since it can be tossed in my purse.

  2. I have read a bit of the theory on aromatherapy and weight loss/hunger. Looks interesting!

  3. wow aromatherapy for weight lost, I love it. I have been trying to lose the baby fat and this might really help! Thanks

  4. I knew aromatherapy did wonders for many other things but had never considered weight loss...very cool!

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