Sunday, October 10, 2010

From Mike Geary's Truth About Abs.com

I just saw this cool article from my colleague Jeff Anderson this morning, and I had to share it with you... It outlines an eye-opening (and weird) study that took place in 1999 that shows how certain smells can actually INCREASE your fat loss... very interesting stuff! Read below...
The Fat-Burning "Sniff Trick" by Jeff Anderson                                              

Do you realize that if you were blindfolded and plugged your nose that you couldn't tell if you were eating an apple or an onion? It's true! You can even test it yourself! You see, our olfactory sense (brainiac translation = "our sense of smell") is directly tied in with our brain's perception of what we eat, and as recent research has concluded... ...how MUCH we eat! Here's why it's important and how it can help YOU shave off inches over the next month and even ultimately reach your fatburning goal:

Scientific breakthrough "tricks" your body for faster fatburning...

A 1999 project conducted two randomized, double-blind studies consisting of over 3,000 subjects who had at least 10 lbs to lose. In addition, 3/4 of the subjects also were psychologically affected by their weight, claiming:
* Impaired sex life
* Bad feelings about overeating
* Lack of energy, and
* Poor self-image

Each test subject was directed to NOT make any changes to their nutrition or exercise program except for one thing: One test group was directed to sniff a specific aroma prior to eating their meals and whenever they felt hungry. Specifically, here's what they smelled:

Month 1 & 4: Peppermint
Month 2 & 5: Banana
Month 3 & 6: Green Apple

The other group (the "control" group) was given a placebo inhalent that simply smelled like detergent. At the end of the study, the subjects who were given the "smelly" inhalents reported:

* 50% decrease in food cravings
* Decreased appetite
* No nagging hunger pains
* Much less "snacking" And get this...
* 497% more weight that they lost! (19.15 lbs average vs. only 3.85 lbs)

Here's why it works...
One of the factors that tells your brain that you're "full" is your sense of smell as you bring food up to your mouth to eat. Literally, after your brain senses it's "smelled enough", it tells your body you're full and it's time to stop eating. By smelling the three aromas, you're able to "trick" the body into eating less and therefore consuming less calories (and you know what THAT means, right?)

Now, here's what you need to do...

1. Find yourself 3 different essential oils (even candles will work if you can find them) that match the 3 used in the study:
* Peppermint
* Banana
* Green Apple
(I found $2 "tester" vials online for these 3 scents.)

2. Use each scent for one month and then switch. (I don't know why this is important but it's how they conducted the study so I'm sure there's a reason. Why fix what isn't broke? ;-)

3. Keep the scent handy throughout the day and sniff it in the following instances:
* 5 minutes prior to your "main" meals
* 5 minutes prior to any planned snacks
* Any time you feel feel hungry

4. To "sniff properly" (I know...sounds strange, right?), plug up one nostril and sniff the scent 3 times through the other and then switch. Do this 3 times for each side (total of 18 sniffs) at the designated times. Enjoy your new found fat loss results, appetite control, and less cravings!

Hey, it's Mike here again... I've been reading Jeff's stuff lately, and he has a gazillion of these types of interesting tips.. In fact, check out this quick 8 minute video below that shows his really unusual 27-second DAILY fat-burning trick (which involves stimulating something called "brown fat" inside your body) He gives you the exact method of how to use this 27-second daily trick at around the 5 minute mark of the video... 27-Second DAILY Fat-Burning Trick: http://SecretWeightLossTrick.com/video Feel free to fwd this email to your friends and family if you found this "sniff trick" study interesting. Mike Geary Certified Nutrition Specialist Certified Personal Trainer Founder - http://TruthAboutAbs.com & http://BusyManFitness.com http://www.AvalancheSkiTraining.com

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