More than Just Weight Loss

"I'm learning to love my body," she confessed. Smiling, I understood the journey all too well.

This friend of mine radiates beauty and satisfies a deep friendship spot in my heart that I forget is there until I hug her neck and walk away.

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Both of us have bodies marked by carrying babies and giving birth, but not every woman's self-judgment sounds the same so I won't pretend to know what she sees in her mirror that causes her to struggle to embrace her natural beauty.

My fluffier friends have said, "You could never understand because you've never been overweight." I don't tell them about my college love affair with corn nuggets that fluffed me up, but I do tell them about the accuser who whispers criticism and shame into the ears of everyone, regardless of their pants size.

I also tell them about the vintage stand up mirror I had in my bathroom up until last year. Brandon said it was for short people and he didn't like it so I got rid of it with the intention of getting a tall people one. A few days without my mirror was awkward, I couldn't see how big my butt looked and I wasn't able to walk by it in my birthday suit and notice my baby drapes hanging across my midsection.

Days went by and I realized the best thing I did to help me embrace my natural beauty was to stop looking at it with a fine tooth comb of disgust and longing for what once was.

When my mental space was free of constant thoughts about my body it was able to shift itself into it's ideal body weight. Without even trying, my jeans fit better, my drapes seemed to spread tighter, and my butt stopped eating my underwear.

I encourage you today to take note of when you're most critical of your own body. If you need physical support in this, our Slim and Sassy Essential may be helpful in offering support in releasing those heavy emotions that may be contributing to your weightiness ... be it physical, emotional, or mental weight, Slim and Sassy will support you from the inside out as you learn to embrace your natural beauty.

Slim & Sassy Uses and Benefits

  1. When you are working toward a weight loss goal, it can be tough to change your habits and take control of your appetite. Overeating can set you back in your goals for weight management if you aren’t careful, but the Slim & Sassy blend can help control your appetite and keep you from overeating.* Take Slim & Sassy oil internally before meals in order to reduce the likelihood of overeating and to help control your appetite.* 

  2. A major benefit of the Slim & Sassy oil blend is its ability to help promote a healthy metabolism.* Those who use the Slim & Sassy Metabolic Blend can rest easy knowing that this proprietary blend is diuretic, stimulant, and calorie-free*—characteristics that can be difficult to find in a weight management product. 

  3. A good workout is an important part of any weight loss plan. However, sometimes we lack energy and enthusiasm when we think about working out. Consider adding a few drops of the Slim & Sassy Metabolic Blend to your water or tea before you work out to give yourself a revitalizing energy boost.* The herbal, spicy properties of Slim & Sassy oil will help you perk up and get ready for a successful workout. 

  4. The Slim & Sassy blend can be helpful during a weight loss program because it helps the user manage hunger cravings throughout the day.* If you tend to give in to temptation when your body feels a craving sensation, the Slim & Sassy oil blend can help you manage these cravings as they come throughout the day.* 

  5. While Slim & Sassy oil was designed to boost metabolism and control cravings, it can also be helpful when you need to calm your stomach* or uplift your mood. As you carry out a weight management plan, you might be changing your diet, which could cause the occasional stomach distress. As you change your diet, exercise plan, and daily routine, you are also bound to feel discouraged or overwhelmed at times. With all of these emotional and physical changes happening, take Slim & Sassy to help calm your stomach troubles* and uplift your mood. 

  6. The Slim & Sassy blend can easily be combined with other Slim & Sassy products to help you on your weight loss journey. Consider adding a few drops of Slim & Sassy oil to a Slim & Sassy TrimShake or V Shake. You can blend a single scoop of chocolate or vanilla TrimShake in water, nonfat dairy, almond, rice, or soy milk, and add one drop of Slim & Sassy oil to the mixture for added benefits. If you are using the Slim & Sassy V Shake as part of your weight loss plan, consider adding one drop of Slim & Sassy oil to your morning shake for extra flavor and to help boost your metabolism.* 

  7. Because of its vibrant, spicy scent, Slim & Sassy oil can help give you the positive mood you need during a vigorous workout, when used aromatically. Consider diffusing the Slim & Sassy oil blend during your workout to help uplift your mood and give you the positivity you need to keep going. With an invigorating scent nearby, you’ll have the mental and physical strength to make it through your workout. 

  8. Slim & Sassy oil can help you manage hunger and control your appetite*, but you may be wondering, “How can I experience these benefits?” To yield the hunger management benefits of the Slim & Sassy blend, try adding eight drops of the oil to 16 ounces of water. When you want help with appetite control, put a few drops of the Slim & Sassy blend in a doTERRA Veggie Capsule and swallow.* 

Speak life over yourself tonight while looking in your mirror.