Everyone struggles at one time or another with weight gain. As you get older, it can be even more of a challenge with hormone and body changes. But there’s great news! CBD can help, even without buying into quick fads. RVDCBD encourages the old-school health and wellness method (exercise and nutrition) with a touch of organic CBD. Learn 3 ways cannabis can boost your dieting efforts, a few nutritional insights from Doctor Shawn, and a fun way to firm up your core and burn calories with RVD.
Reduce Stress—Dieting with CBD Tip #1
While some stress in life is healthy and unavoidable, science has proven a lot of stress can make you gain weight. Carrying around the excess fat caused by too much stress can lead to health problems like heart disease, cancer, diabetes, strokes, osteoarthritis, fatty liver, and depression. However, there are proven ways to reduce stress.
11 Proven Ways to Reduce Stress
- Eat a healthy diet tailored to your body’s needs
- Exercise daily
- Practice Self-care daily
- Reduce caffeine intake
- Spend time with those you love and who love you
- Create Boundaries: “Learn to say NO”
- Avoid procrastination
- Try yoga and meditation, and Mindfulness
- Add CBD to your daily vitamins
- Get outdoors
- Breathe deeply
Why You Should Try Dieting with CBD
In an article published in the National Library of Medicine titled, “Endocannabinoids and the Control of Energy Homeostasis” scientists and doctors explain how adding cannabis to your daily routine can boost energy and weight control. First, CBD can help your body achieve homeostasis. Homeostasis in the body is when your internal, physical, and chemical conditions are balanced. Or in other words, your body’s temperature, fluids, and systems are working as they should. When an organism is in a state of homeostasis, it is functioning at its optimum.
Secondly, because the Endocannabinoid System contains receptors that match cannabis compounds like puzzle pieces, CBD can also help achieve homeostasis. For more on homeostasis, click here.
Last, cannabis compounds can have a soothing effect on the brain and throughout the body. So, if you crave a can of beer or a glass of wine after work to unwind, swap out your alcohol for all-natural, low-calorie cannabis. A few drops of zero THC CBD tincture not only induces a calm relaxed feeling, but internally it can reduce the cortisol levels that keep you up at night (aka insomnia) and help you sleep better. If you prefer a heavier relaxation, try full-spectrum. RVDCBD—our line of raw organic flower products. You don’t have to smoke them to get the full-spectrum benefit. Check out our articles on how to use smokables in alternative ways like a relaxing low-calorie cup of bedtime.
Daily Cannabis Optimizes Fat Burn—Dieting with CBD Tip #2
Losing weight can feel like a never-ending uphill climb. And while it is a good practice to have a spare tire in your car, the one around your waist is not good for you. When you eat more calories than your body needs, your body stores the excess as fat. Nobody likes fat, but not all fat cells are bad. The human body stores both white fat cells and brown. Brown and white fat play different roles in the metabolism process.
White fat is the least desirable. This fat is stored in your thighs, hips, and belly as a built-in survival trait for times of famine. White fat consists of large lipid globs also known as fatty acids. These fatty acids are the body’s source of stored fuel.
Your body’s goal is to convert stored white fat to brown. Brown fats are packed with mitochondria which break down the white fat and sugars. What does this have to do with CBD? In a recent medical abstract, cannabis was reported to promote the browning of white fat cells. This simply means cannabis helps lead your body’s charge in converting white fat to brown— the energy burner. As an added boost to health and wellness, RVDCBD’s tincture oils are made with monochaintriglyceride (MCT). MCTs are brown fats. So why not start with an energy burner and less fat to break down straight out of the gate?
Nutrition—Dieting with CBD Tip #3
What you eat matters, especially as you get older. Plus, limiting the fats you intake can decrease the battle of burning them. One way to reduce the hill you must climb is with better nutrition. However, food is a huge part of our lives, from eating out socially, to finding comfort in food, to allergies, and even having to make diet changes. So, while no two people have the same tastes, and health needs, there are multiple options all with healthy nutrition in mind. For more on each of these, click here.
- Mediterranean diet
- D.A.S.H. Diet
- Vegetarian Diets
- The Mind Diet
- Intermittent Fasting
- Volumetrics Diet
- Mayo Clinic Diet
- Low Carb Diets
CBD And Digestion from Dr. Shawn
Dr. Shawn Stipich—aka Shawn Stasiak—is a former professional wrestler and long-time friend of RVD. He is also our newest partner. As a lifelong health and wellness enthusiast, wellness life coach, and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Shawn is RVDCBD’s resident health professional expert. Dr. Shawn emphasized the anti-inflammatory properties CBD holds. Most people feel a reduction in pain because CBD reduces inflammation. Inflammation can cause energy malfunction, chronic pain, and a whole host of bodily issues. Studies have proven that the CBD component in cannabis is anti-inflammatory. While most people attribute inflammation to joints, you can have inflammation anywhere in the body. Therefore, cannabis can play a pivotal and powerful role in reducing and possibly eliminating various diseases.
As CBD works to achieve homeostasis in your body, it may also enhance the flora in your stomach and your digestive enzymes. Your digestive enzymes are key to good health and avoiding disease.
Dr Shawn says…
“Enhance the flora in your stomach, microbiome, and digestive enzymes to allow for better digestion and overall optimal gut health. In recent years, more and more studies are showing gut health is linked to brain chemistry and has a vital influence on how you feel and function in your life. So if you have inflammation, your gut health will be negatively affected and therefore affect the rest of your body. That’s why a combination of a more alkaline based foods coupled with an effective CBD product will decrease and/or eliminate excess inflammation and lead to a more efficient and optimal healthy way of life.”
RVD’s Tips on Entertaining Ab Workout
Once you get a handle on what you eat, the next biggest battle to losing weight is working out. Wanting to workout can be more a mental battle than a physical one. RVD, however, has an alternative solution. Make your workout fun and slim down your core with RVD. Check out this new gadget. It is compatible with any smartphone.
Stop struggling with dieting and add CBD to your diet plan. It not only helps relieve stress, but it also turns white fat into brown, the fat that metabolizes and energizes. Remember Dr. Shawn’s advice for better gut health and make your workouts fun. Follow RVDCBD’s tips for health and wellness and work toward a healthier you.