In a recent research trip through the rainforest in Bali, my friend showed me a tree Westi called Cananga odorata (also known as ylang-ylang ) that is highly valued by the pleasant scent of its flowers, which are widely used in perfumes.
ylang-ylang scented oil is made from the flowers of Cananga odorata genuine grass .
But traditional Balinese healers as my friend Westi know it has much more to offer.
ylang-ylang has been used for centuries to suppress appetite and control food cravings , in addition to helping reduce anxiety, depression and stress.
ylang-ylang does this by stimulating your brain “satiety center.”
The signals of satisfaction and welfare that triggers can help eliminate hunger and annoying cravings that lead to uncontrolled snacks.
ylang-ylang also helps lose weight by reducing the amount of food you eat during meals. When you are satisfied, you end up eating less. It’s that simple.
I tried ylang-ylang and was impressed with its ability to curb appetite. It is one of the new recommendations I give my patients.
But I have found other natural ways to calm your appetite , too. Some of them, such as ylang-ylang, come from my trips to Bali, India and Southeast Asia. Others who probably have in your cupboard or refrigerator at this time.
However, soothe your appetite helps restore sensitivity to hormones to burn fat and help you lose those excess pounds.
Let me explain.
famous “Hunger Food” she tells the brain the stomach is full … even when it is not!
There is a plant of Western India famous for over 4,000 years known to suppress appetite and stop thinking about hunger.
For centuries, hunters carried this food with them to keep the weight on their long journeys and soothe your appetite during hunting. According to the old stories, hunters could last a week in this one plant.
They call it a “famine food,” because when food is scarce, can kill your appetite and get by when there is not much to live …
This unique food, called “ Caralluma fimbriata ” has real science to back up the legends and stories.
In the medical journal Appetite, researchers reported that “waist circumference and hunger levels over the observation period showed a significant decrease in the experimental group than in the placebo group.” i
Translation: People in the study lost inches around your waist and lost their appetite
curb your appetite and reduce your waistline
Because it is so effective, adding ylang-ylang my newly reformulated ultra slim Bali. You can also add as ylang-ylang essential oil. It is cheap and readily available online and in health food stores.
Mix 2 to 3 drops of ylang-ylang oil with one ounce of carrier oil (such as olive oil) and massage into the skin twice daily. If you prefer to use it in a bath, mix 10 drops with water.
you’ll love the smell of it. And you will be surprised how well it can help resist these snacks in between meals.
Caralluma fimbriata is also ultra thin Bali and can be found online, too. But if you are taking on your own, you need a larger dose. About 500 mg to 1,000 mg a day 30 minutes before a meal.
ylang-ylang and Caralluma fimbriata are my favorites, and I’ve seen that produce great results in my own patients and readers. But there are other ways to help reduce the feeling of hunger.
Here are some whole foods with hunger busting can use today:
almonds and walnuts: Nuts in general they are an easy way to eat less during the day. Nuts in particular, contain omega-3 fatty acids and helps control hunger. It takes about 30 minutes to start, and remember to eat in moderation. (It is easy to move on, and binging.)
Flaxseed: These seeds are a blow to knock back the appetite. They contain good fats, protein and soluble fiber; all of which help to push back those hunger pangs between meals. Sprinkle on your salad or cottage cheese, or eat them raw.
Apples: If you are looking for a quick way to feel full, or even a meal replacement, apples are a great choice . A large apple has about 5 grams of soluble fiber, which gives you the feeling of being full. And apples have a lower glycemic index, so that the sugar level does not rise in the blood.
Coffee Caffeine is a natural appetite suppressant. In moderate doses, it stimulates the central nervous system and soothe your appetite when in motion.
To your good health,
Al Sears, MD, CNS
i Kuriyan R , et al. Effect of Caralluma fimbriata extract on appetite. Appetite. 2007 May; 48 (3) :. 338-44