By now you might be thinking, CBD is magic. It may help with anything from anxiety to period pains, mood swings and inflammation. But, did you know that CBD may also help with weight loss?
There are a few ways in which this cannabinoid may help to reduce your waist line. In this blog, we are going to share some reasons why CBD could be the way to help you shrink into your summer dress.
CBD might turn bad fats into good fats
There has been some evidence to suggest that CBD enables your body to break down fats and turn bad fat into good fats. Fat isn’t a bad thing, in fact, our bodies need it, especially as women. However, too much bad fat is not good.
CBD may help with sleep and therefore weight loss
Have you ever noticed that when you have had a shocker of a night sleep that the next day all you can think about is cake and carbs? This is because your body is craving energy. Since you had very little sleep (pesky period cramps keeping you up) you might find yourself giving in to cravings you would usually fight. Those petrol station snacks seem to call louder when your energy is in low reserve.
CBD may help you to get a good night’s rest. In fact, that is why some of our customers use CBD oil and a reason why founder, Rachel, does. If you are struggling to get some shut-eye then have a dose of CBD to help you unwind and relax, quieten those thoughts and drift off to sleep. Better sleep = less likely to fall into the temptation of high-calorie snacks. In this way CBD may help with weight loss.
CBD may boost your metabolism
Research has found that CBD may boost your metabolism in a few different ways. One is that it increases the body’s ability to burn calories by boosting the mitochondria in the cells. It also is said to decrease proteins that are used to make fat cells and helps to breakdown and oxidize fat.
CBD may reduce your appetite
While cannabis is known to give you the munchies, CBD isn’t. I don’t want to tell you how to suck eggs, but to lose weight you need to eat fewer calories than you are burning. Fancy diet or no fancy diet, that is the science.
CBD doesn’t encourage you to reach for 6 bags of Doritos and a pack of giant buttons as it does not contain THC. There was a study 2012 that looked at the effect of CBD, CBN and CBG on a rats appetite. It was found that while CBN increased it, CBD and CBG decreased it. Being less hungry means you will eat fewer calories.
While CBD won’t be a magic potion to magically reduce your dress size and boost weight loss, it could help indirectly. Make sure you eat a healthy and balanced diet, move more and make sure you are getting a good night sleep.