There's no debate here—losing weight requires mindful eating and active exercise. While it's easy to promote healthy lifestyle changes, what's much harder is psychologically understanding and maintaining behavior. Inundated with high-tech apps and gadgets promising to keep us on track with healthy snacking and fitness regimes, returning to nature may be just what we need. After all, it only takes one whiff of an aroma to rewire the brain.
Food cravings are complicated. In fact, neuroscientists have yet to fully understand their root causes! Some experts posit that sugary foods lead to more intense cravings because glucose communicates with brain receptors that can trigger addiction. While the jury is out, recent research has demonstrated that smelling odors, like eucalyptus, actually reduces food cravings.
If motivation is low and you're in dire need of inspiration, then consider yourself lucky. Though often overlooked, aromatherapy is effective at breaking old habits and helping you commit to new ones. With scent, we can condition ourselves to behave in certain ways. Regardless of whether your cravings stem from boredom, depression, or addiction, below are six essential oils that will curb any craving and keep your weight-loss goals on track!