I have two things I’m excited to share with you today. The first is my latest recipe for Slim Down Detox Water. It’s so easy and I’m happy to share what has happened to me since starting to drink this detox water recipe!
The second thing is that I’m checking off one of my dream bucket list goals. I’m super excited to tell you that after years of dreaming and talking about it, I’m finally DOING IT… and traveling to Greece this summer! I’ve always wanted to visit this country, but after seeing Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, I knew I HAD to go.
So in a few months, that will be me on a donkey in Santorini! Yay!!
The only bad part is that Santorini is built on a the side of a mountain and is all stairs!
Stairs in Santorini photo by Marcel Germain
I’m going with a few friends for both fun and work. They are all in great shape and super skinny!! Me, not so much. ha! Working on your computer all day does nothing good for a big butt… which my daughter pointed out a few years ago on our Disneyland trip that I have the largest one in our family. Gotta love kids! LOL!!!
I’m working on getting in better shape and loosing some belly fat, so I can handle the twisting and turning stairs. Plus, I don’t want to look like a giant American cow on the beach. I mean… what if I were to run into Leonardo DiCaprio or Brad and Angelina?? I have to look presentable right? LOL!
I’m reeeeally trying to get to the gym, but that hasn’t happened yet. Argh! Life is crazy busy and I hate the gym.
But GOOD NEWS, I’ve already LOST 5 lbs in a few weeks!!!!
What’s my secret for losing 5 lbs and not doing much of anything else?
All I have done differently is…
drink LOTS of water with grapefruit oil…
I read about Cameron Diaz and Christy Brinkley who both say they drink a large glass of water every morning with lemon to detox and energize their body for the day.
I’ve had friends tell me that adding lemons to their water has helped them fight cravings, but I never have lemons handy when I need them, plus my tummy and mouth can’t handle the acid that comes with that many lemons. Essential oils came to my rescue! Since the oil is compressed from citrus rinds which contain powerful antioxidants, you have what you need with none of the acidic taste. And you only need a few drops vs tons of fruit!
Limonene (d-limonene) is a powerful antioxidant that is contained in the peels of citrus fruits such as grapefruit, orange and lemon. Lemons and limes loosen toxins in your digestive tract and aid in digestion. Grapefruits are high in enzymes that burn fat.
Rich in d-limonene, Grapfruit oil it is not only good for weight management, but is also nourishing to the skin. Try adding Grapefruit oil to a homemade sugar scrub to get clean, glowing skin.
Grapefruit Essential Oil is good for
- cheering up your mood
- easing stress and anxiety
- cleansing and detoxing
- glowing skin
- satiety (feeling of fullness)
- weight management
- getting rid of bad odors
- gaining energy / jet lag
I always keep my bottle Grapefruit essential oil in my purse for adding to water or just smelling it directly from the bottle to give me a burst of energy in the afternoons.
I’m not a doctor and of course, this might not work for everyone, but drinking more water has definitely help rejuvenate me!
By adding the grapefruit essential oil, drinking water has helped fill me up and curve my cravings. I’m even doing Yoga now. (Gasp!) Getting started with the water has set me on much healthier track. Hopefully I’ll be ready to tackle those Santorini stairs in a few months!
Easy Detox Water Recipe
1) Large Glass of Water
I love these —> glass water bottles. You can take it on the go, plus they are better for the environment. If you use essential oils in your drinks, you want to make sure you use glass cups and bottles.
2) 1-2 drops of Pure High Grade Grapefruit Essential Oil
I personally only like 1 drop in my large water bottle pictured above. I started by using lemon oil which comes in the YL Premium Starter Kit, but grapefruit oil tastes much better to me. Plus, Grapefruits are high in enzymes that burn fat.
Important: I’m using these therapeutic grade essential oils in my water. You want to be careful what you digest and be sure to research the purity of the oil. Some oils you find in the grocery store are meant for aroma therapy, not to drink. Young Living Essential Oils are pure high grade oils. Their Grapefruit Vitality essential oil is made for dietary purposes as well as aroma therapy.
Optional ~ Add fresh fruit or herbs if you like such as strawberries, watermelon, cucumber or mint.
Drink 1 bottle of detox water (or large glass) in the morning before you do anything else. Drink a total of 3-4 large water bottles of detox water a day (or 8 large glasses) to help with weight management.
* Please check with your doctor if you have any health concerns before trying this recipe. (see disclosure at the bottom of this post.)
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