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This post is just a short review of how we plan for my wife to lose weight – which involves supplementing her diet with doTERRA products. For more information about doTERRA’s weight loss products and success stories, please view: http://www.essentialoils.im/slim-and-sassy

My wife will not be following a ‘strict diet’ as such, but she will be more careful in deciding what to eat, and she will try to generally cut down. We are not counting calories though!

Through the early period of the diet, she will not be engaging in exercise (our latest  son was born just 7 weeks ago, and we want to be extra careful due to the caesarean section). However, as time progresses, exercise will become a part of her efforts. doTERRA advise that their products should supplement a healthy lifestyle.. do not just rely on taking the supplements alone.

Over the next few weeks, I will review the products and explain how they work… however, as an overview, we plan on using the following:

doTERRA products

  • doTERRA ‘TrimShake’ each morning (meal replacement, similar to SlimFast and others)

*Slim and Sassy (blend of Ginger, Lemon, Peppermint, Cinnamon and Grapefruit) is usually advised, however, Peppermint is not advised for women nurturing babies, as there is a possible side effect of reducing the milk flow.*

  • We plan on making our own mixture of Ginger, Lemon, Cinnamon and Grapefruit essential oils, rather than using the ‘Slim and Sassy’ ready made blend, to avoid the Peppermint. My wife will take this mixture internally three times throughout each day.
  • Grapefruit essential oil – external usage. My wife will rub this into her skin with a base oil (Fractionated Coconut Oil).
  • Lemon essential oil – internal. My wife will drink this in water as frequently as possible throughout the day.

I will strive to review her efforts on a weekly basis.

At weigh in on Thursday 7th June, my wife was 16.5 stone. 

** This blog entry follows on from “Weight Loss Diary – A Little Background” **