Ever reached that plateau in weight loss? No matter how much exercise or diet control those last few pounds just will not seem to go away? That weight loss plateau is due to the toxins stored in the adipose (fat) cells. Without proper, cellular level detoxification these adipose cells will hold onto these toxins tightly to protect the other organs from damage.
Adipose cells are essentially a large droplet of lipids which are meant to aide with cushioning, insulation, energy storage, hormone release, and toxin storage. Healthy levels of adipose cells are roughly 30-40% of our body weight, however over 65% of the U.S. population is above this percentage. An excess of this can bring about negative concerns such as hormone imbalances, inflammatory conditions, respiratory concerns, and cellular mutation.
Lipolysis is the process in which the body burns fat for weight loss or maintenance. In order to lower the percentage of adipose cells in the body, methods must be used the speed up lipolysis and slow down the formation of new fat cells!
Since adipose cells are used as the body’s storage mechanism, the key to not creating more adipose cells would be to limit the need for this storage. Lowering the intake of toxins through organic and natural body care options, home-made cleaners, and of course proper nutrition is the first step in that direction.
All calories consumed are converted to adipose cells if in excess, not just those high in fat content. Carbohydrates are necessary for the production of glucose and glycogen, extremely important for energy upkeep. Proteins are necessary for the production of glucose and body proteins such as collagen or muscle tissue. However, both of these will also be converted into our adipose cells if consumed in excess. Balancing nutrition with activity levels is absolutely vital to prevent the formation of more adipose cells.
An additional method to creating fewer adipose cells in the body, priming the metabolism to consume those same calories at a quicker rate to prevent storage. Metabolism is the rate at which glucose, toxins, fats, and proteins are consumed. Healthy metabolism rates are based on insulin (a hormone produced in the pancreas) using the glycogen from proteins (stored in the muscle tissue) with the glucose from carbohydrates in the blood stream plus stored body fat for energy. Therefore, following a nutrition plan lower in carbohydrates aides the body in maintaining a healthy metabolism if the adipose tissues are not full of toxins. However, the average person has extremely high levels of toxins stored in their adipose cells, thereby preventing the deflation of these cells.
Toxins which are water-based will be filtered through the kidneys while toxins that are fat-based will be filtered in the liver. These fat-based toxins are then stored in the adipose cells if there is an excess of toxins that the liver can not process as quickly as needed to protect the body as a whole. Once stored, these toxins are almost impossible to release due to the hardening of the outer cell membrane as a protective mechanism for the body.
Enter essential oils. Essential oils have the ability to aide and support the body at the cellular level. Due to the minute molecular structure of approximately 40,000,000,000 molecules per single drop, these gifts of the earth are able to penetrate the cellular membrane and have access directly into the cells within the body. Therefore, essential oils have the ability to support removing toxins out of the adipose tissue. Due to the potency of essential oils, usually 50-70 times the potency of its’ herbal counterpart, those toxins that are now released into the bloodstream can be neutralized and flushed out! Now the adipose tissue can be deflated of toxins.
Particular essential oils are also able to help control appetite levels and promote positive mood, lowering Cortisol levels. Higher cortisol levels due to stress have been shown to increase the storage of the body’s excess in the adipose cells.
Which essential oils are most useful for this purpose? Using a blend containing grapefruit, lemon, peppermint, ginger, and cinnamon essential oils such as DoTerra Slim N Sassy is most beneficial. This metabolic blend aides with extracting toxins out of the adipose cells, healthy insulin balance, healthy appetite responses, and overall positive mood. Use 2-3 drops of this blend in a glass water bottle, a few times daily to see the best results! Otherwise, use this blend on the soles of the feet with fractionated coconut oil numerous times per day or inhale deeply.
Creating a healthy metabolism with essential oils can help overcome that weight plateau by leading to a greater level of burning the remaining adipose cells!
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