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CBD oil and Diets – How can it help?

Going on a diet? Wondering if CBD oil can help you? You have made the decision to finally loose some weight – but which diet do you choose. Ketogenic? Mediterranean? Plant based? The Zone? IF? Which ever choice you make – you need success to follow through. We have that success in a bottle………….

All diets are fundamentally about calories in versus calories out, meaning how many calories we eat compared to how many calories we use on our daily activities. When you change you diet the body will scream for what it is used to for a certain period of time. And it can be really hard to stick to a diet when your body and brain tells you to do the opposite.

CBD and Hunger!

We all have been asked if we were hungry and then we look at the time!!! If “it is time to eat” we will eat – whether we are hungry or not. We eat for so many reasons like boredom, sadness, habit, being social, depression, anxiety; we actually also eat when we are in reality thirsty but very rare do we eat when we are genuinely stomach rumbling hungry.

Our physical hunger or appetite is when the body is depleted of energy and we need “fuel”. If we all ate only when our stomachs were rumbling, obesity would not be a problem in the western world.

But that is usually not the case. As mentioned before we use food as a help to so many negative emotions. This is done on a subconscious level. Negative emotions makes the brain signals: “Do something to make me feel better”. And eating high carbs and sugar releases endorphins and dopamine making us feeling better.

Taking CBD oil when you are on a diet can both help the body into balance so your metabolism are working optimally and The Real CBDs pure CBD oil Eat Less can also block those mental hunger signals because it contains high levels of  the cannabinoid THCV.

CBD oil and the Ketogenic diet

the-real-cbd-blog-cbd-oil-and-diets-ketogenic-dietThe Ketogenic diet is a very low-carb, high-fat diet that has many similarities with the Atkins and other low-carb diets.

It involves drastically reducing carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat. This puts your body into metabolic ketosis.

When this happens, your body becomes super efficient at burning fat for energy. It also turns fat into ketones in the liver, which will supply energy for the brain

Ketogenic diets can cause healthy reductions in blood sugar and insulin levels. This, along with the increased ketones, has numerous health benefits.

CBD oil and the Ketogenic diet

If your main calorie intake before this diet was carbohydrates, you will fell very strong cravings and mood swings when starting the Ketogenic diet. This can be helped with CBD oil which can block these cravings and make you stop thinking about food.

CBD Oil and Very Low Calorie Diets (VLCD)

A very low calorie diet (VLCD) is a clinically supervised diet plan that involves eating about 800 calories a day or fewer.

The diet usually involves replacing normal food with low-calorie shakes, soups, bars, or porridge containing milk.

VLCDs are typically for adults who are obese – defined as having a BMI over 30.

A daily limit of 800kcal is about a third of the average energy needs for a man (2,500kcal) and half needed for a woman (2,000kcal).

It is not an easy diet to follow. Apart from feeling hungry and low on energy, other side effects can include:

  • dry mouth
  • constipation or diarrhoea
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • cramps

VLCD diet and CBD

VLCDs are not a long-term obesity solution and should only be used as part of a wider weight management plan, a lifestyle change. While on a VLCD you will fee hungry and lack of food will be taking up most of your thoughts. Using CBD oil on a VLCD can help you banish those thoughts and be able to stick to your diet and reach your goal.

CBD oil and Intermittant Fasting

the-real-cbd-blog-cbd-oil-and-diets-intermittent-fastingIntermittent fasting is the process of cycling in and out of periods of eating and not eating. Although people do experience weight loss with intermittent fasting, it is less of a diet plan and more of a lifestyle choice which has some incredible health benefits.

There are a few intermittent fasting methods.

  • 5:2: This method allows you to eat normally five days a week. The other two days are your fasting days, although you do still eat. Just keep it between 500 and 600 calories.
  • Eat-stop-eat: With this one, you restrict all food for 24 hours, once or twice a week.
  • 16/8: You eat all of your daily calories within a shortened period — typically 6 to 8 hours — and fast for the remaining 14 to 16 hours. You can do this every day, or a few times a week.
  • Bulletproof Intermittent Fasting is almost like the 16/8 method, but with one crucial difference: you drink a cup of Bulletproof Coffee in the morning. It’s a clever hack to keep the hunger pangs at bay while still staying in the fasting state.

CBD and Intermittant Fasting

On intermittent fasting you will go through periods of hunger pangs both mentally and the physical rumbling of your empty stomach. This empty stomach send messages to your brain begging for food. Using CBD oil while intermittent fasting, can block those thoughts and you will able to ignore the rumbling stomach, and you brain screaming for food. You will have success with your diet.