Sugar cravings are powerful and challenging. Not only do they make you gain weight and put your body at serious health risk, but they can make you feel out of control, kicking off a cycle of sugar binging that leaves you feeling stressed, sick and even more tired. Sugar cravings are usually influenced by one or more of the following factors;
Whatever’s causing your sugar craving, essential oils can help. From busting those urges in-the-moment and taking control of your appetite, to supporting your body as it regulates blood sugar levels.
Grapefruit can help to ward off hunger and curb the cravings for carbs and sugar. It's also believed to help balance your blood sugar which in turn helps prevent hypoglycemia. Grapefruit is an uplifting and encouraging oil and induces feelings of positivity which is really helpful if you suffer from emotional eating episodes
Ginger is known to have strong anti-inflammatory properties, making this the essential oil to reach for to help, heal and regulate the body systems when over indulging. Used for its soothing effect on feelings of nausea, ginger is an excellent stimulant to the digestive and circulatory system, supporting the natural cleansing processes in the body. Emotionally, ginger can enliven and promote feelings of joy when you’re tired and overwhelmed. The scent can be quite strong, so blend with eucalyptus or a citrus oil for full body massage.
The fresh, distinctive scent of eucalyptus is useful to cut through the obsessional thought patterns linked with cravings. It’s a known hypoglycemiant, meaning it can lower blood sugar levels and also cool the associated feelings of stress and agitation. Eucalyptus is excellent in the diffuser, promoting a sense of clarity and helping to suppress the appetite. You can also try adding a few drops to your bath to ease inflammation.
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