In order to lose weight, you need to train your brain to focus. Unfortunately, distractions from our phones and children, stress, or medical conditions like attention deficit disorder (ADHD) make it hard for us to focus. You need to create new neural circuits for making positive habits that will stick.
Focus on one weight loss goal at a time
Permanent changes in diet, exercise, and sleep form only with practice. Try setting focus on a single goal rather than a broad one to help rewire each action one at a time.
For example, if you are working on losing 50 pounds, building your biceps, and getting washboard abs all at the same time, you’re bound to lose focus as you can’t possibly achieve all those goals at the same time while juggling family and work. Instead, break those goals into
Using cannabis for focus
Cannabis can enhance focus in some people and worsen it in others. It depends on your genetics, what type of products you are using, the dosage, the terpenes in the strains, and the context you are taking the products in. Some people find THC-containing cannabis makes them able to both enjoy and focus on monotonous tasks like cleaning the house quickly, while others find themselves “couch-locked” and unable to move or think.
Using CBD oil for weight loss
For creating new neural pathways that involve diet changes and stopping sugar and junk food cravings, cannabidiol (CBD) may be a superior cannabinoid to THC. THC can increase the appetite and even cause compulsive eating or “the munchies.”
CBD is associated with a reduction in appetite and works in several ways. It may reduce stress eating and increase satiety by activating 5HT-1A serotonin receptors. CBD is also thought to reduce production of the hormone ghrelin that spikes hunger.
How to choose a good CBD oil product
Many people complain that they took CBD oil and didn’t see any results. There are lots of CBD oil products that are manufactured poorly and won’t be absorbed properly in the body. It’s important to buy a full-spectrum or broad-spectrum CBD product that has both CBD and terpenes in it to take advantage of the Entourage Effect, which is multiple ingredients in hemp or cannabis working better together than separately. Make sure you use at least 20 mg of CBD oil a day, 2-3 times a day, and keep the CBD oil under your tongue for at least 30 seconds before you swallow.
Still confused about how to use CBD to lose weight?
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