Jan 01, 2014
A 1999 project conducted two randomized, double-blind studies
consisting of over 3,000 subjects who had at least 10 lbs to
In addition, 3/4 of the subjects also were psychologically
affected by their weight, claiming:
- Impaired sex life
- Bad feelings about overeating
- Lack of energy, and
- Poor self-image
The test subjects were directed to NOT make any changes to their
nutrition or exercise program except for one thing:
One test group was directed to sniff a specific aroma prior to
eating their meals and whenever they felt hungry.
Specifically, here's what they smelled:
Month 1 & 4: Peppermint
Month 2 & 5: Banana
Month 3 & 6: Green Apple
The other group (the "control" group) was given a placebo
inhalent that simply smelled like detergent.
At the end of the study, the subjects who were given the "smelly"
- 50% decrease in food cravings
- Decreased appetite
- No nagging hunger pains
- Much less "snacking"
And get this...
- they lost 497% more weight!
(19.15 lbs average vs. only 3.85 lbs in control group)
Here's why this works...
One of the factors that tells your brain that you're "full" is
your sense of smell as you bring food up to your mouth to eat.
Literally, after your brain senses it's "smelled enough," it
tells your body you're full and it's time to stop eating.
By smelling the three aromas, you're able to "trick" the body
into eating less and therefore consuming less calories (and you
know what THAT means, right?)
Now, here's what you need to do...
1. Find yourself 3 different essential oils (even candles will
work if you can find them) that match the 3 used in the study:
- Green Apple
2. Use each scent for one month and then switch.
(I don't know why this is important but it's how they conducted
the study so I'm sure there's a reason. Why fix what isn't
3. Keep the scent handy throughout the day and sniff it in the
- 5 minutes prior to your "main" meals
- 5 minutes prior to any planned snacks
- Any time you feel hungry
4. To "sniff properly" (I know...sounds strange, right?), plug up
one nostril and sniff the scent 3 times through the other and
Do this 3 times for each side (total of 18 sniffs) at the
Enjoy your new found fat loss results, appetite control, and less
Source: Mike Geary