INSIDE: For every weight loss struggle, there's a crystals for that! Let's discover the top 4 reasons people struggle to lose weight and the healing stones that can help.
Crystals are used for a multitude of purposes, such as healing and relaxation. More particularly, healing crystals are popular among those exploring alternative or contemporary medicine. They are used to promote good energy flow and to help rid the body and mind of negative energy.
Apart from encouraging good energy, crystals can also help with certain health concerns—like weight loss. After all, not everyone loses weight as fast or as successfully as others. Many barriers to weight loss exist, including stress and difficulty sleeping.
4 Common Weight Loss Struggles & How Crystals Can Help
Fortunately, crystals can help with these common issues—and more—to support your weight loss efforts. Here's how...
As you begin losing weight, you may struggle with a negative self-image. You might dislike your appearance, so you turn to dieting methods—like extreme calorie restriction—to lose weight faster.
Unfortunately, this may do you more harm than good because preventing yourself from eating the right amount of food can lead to a slower metabolism and overeating. As a result, your weight loss efforts could be for naught.
Aside from practicing healthy eating habits, such as eating balanced meals, you can purchase a weight loss crystal to improve your self-image.
Black Jasper, for example, resonates with the root chakra to help alter our self-perception. This is beneficial when we want to look at ourselves in a more positive light, enabling us to overcome our weight loss struggles.
The Body’s Refusal to Lose Weight
Despite consistent dieting and exercise, some people just find it hard to lose weight beyond shedding the first few pounds. This can be due to their set point weight, which is the body’s predisposition for a certain weight. The body stops losing weight when it reaches this point as a defense mechanism.
Some factors that affect this are our hormones and genetics, which can make us think it’s impossible to get past a certain weight. However, behavioral changes—like setting the right goals—can be effective. One goal you can set is to become healthier instead of just losing weight to keep you motivated.
For motivation, Red Goldstone is a good option to keep on your person. Its healing properties can give us the energy and motivation we need to achieve our weight loss goals, including overcoming our set point weight.
Sleep is an overlooked part of losing weight. In fact, sleep and weight loss have a closer relationship than you’d expect. Lacking sleep makes it harder for the body to process insulin, a hormone required to change sugar into energy. As a result, the body stores this sugar as fat instead of turning it into an energy source. Therefore, we should sleep 7-9 hours nightly for optimal weight loss.
If you’re having trouble falling asleep, it can help to place an Amethyst stone under your pillow. This can help you calm down and relax as you get into bed, coaxing you to get some shuteye. It’s also a protective stone, making you feel safer and allowing you to sleep more soundly.
Stress is a normal part of life. Regardless, too much stress can prevent us from losing weight. This is due to spiking cortisol (stress hormone) levels, which makes us crave comfort foods like sweets and chips. It also increases our appetite, causing us to overeat instead of following our diet plan whenever we're stressed.
This is why it's important to practice healthy stress-relieving practices, including meditating and exercising.
Having Sodalite in your vicinity can help you manage stress. It can help us turn stress into peaceful feelings, supporting us during chaotic moments. It can also heighten our intuition, allowing us to be more proactive regarding entering stressful situations.
Weight loss isn’t always easy, and if you’re struggling to lose weight, crystals can support your efforts. Try carrying a small tumbled stone in your pocket, placing larger crystals around your house, or meditating with some of these crystals. The more you tune into their energy, the more they can help you.
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