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Why Crystals?
Although it has no scientific backing, crystal healing has evolved as an alternate form of wellness. Its practitioners believe that different crystals contain different vibrations that have the ability to heal, channelize, and bring a sense of positivity in our life, also contributing in the achievement of our personal goals.
At times, it is not the lack of one's willingness that procrastinates the achievement of one's set goal, but the human tendency to be moody and "caught up" with other influential things in life. Speaking specifically of weight loss, how many new years have passed by, making the same old resolution to have a beach body, and once the year is over, you find yourself stuck in the same old clothes, again?

People struggling to get their dream body have tried and tested endless diets, workouts, exercise machines, pills, and what not! But we believe that it is not the means that are faulty, it is one's mental approach. No matter how much you yearn to have a perfectly-toned body, it is consistency that matters the most. Have you ever noticed? Most of the time, you don't feel like getting up early in the morning to go to the gym, or, feel too lazy to work out after a 9 to 5 job, but when you somehow manage to crawl reluctantly to the facility, the laziness and unwillingness disappears, and you're all pumped up and exercising the usual way. Or, when you are tempted to have lasagna, and are sick of your green salad, one look at the advertisement that shows this fit girl/guy showing off their hot washboard abs, is all it takes for you to relish your green salad. You see, it's all about keeping your determination intact, and crystals supposedly help you with the same, and perhaps more.

8 Crystals That May Prove Helpful for Losing Weight

For those who consider that using stones and gems to enhance healing and wellness in one's life is nothing but an illogical superstition, the uses listed below would be nothing but something to frown upon. However, the fact is that this practice has been prevalent since ancient times, especially in the eastern countries. In India, these crystals are used to heal the chakras, which are vortices of the energy that forms life. In China, this energy is known as chi or qi, which connects your physical body to the supernatural elements of this life.

Blue apatite
Blue Apatite
If you are one of those people who wish to lose weight but also happen to be big foodies, with very little ability to resist those yummy-licious treats and carb-laden dishes, then this crystal is for you. Blue apatite is known to act as a hunger suppressant, and it reduces your craving for 'unhealthy' food items. The vibration that this crystal emits is known to give a person a sense of clarity in terms of what he/she desires, and increases the determination in the person to achieve their goals. It also raises one's metabolic rate, which again contributes in losing the excessive pounds.
Seraphinite crystal
Seraphinite
There are no two ways about the fact that following a healthy diet is, by far, the most important factor in successful weight loss. Considering the fact that most food items we consume these days are processed with chemicals, preservatives, and other harmful substances, detoxification is a must. This crystal is polished into a green stone with beautiful silver-white contours, and is believed to assist the body to enter a strong detoxification process, which is very important when it comes to beginning a healthy lifestyle.
Iolite mineral
Iolite
No matter how much you try, the stubborn fat deposits in your problem areas just don't seem to melt, right? If that's your struggle, then this beautiful violet-blue crystal can come to your rescue. Iolite is known to emit certain vibrations that induce the body to undergo changes that enable the release of toxins from the body, along with the fatty deposits. Therefore, it also assists in detoxification. This crystal is also known to be helpful in fighting addictions. So, if you're addicted to food, or anything else, this crystal therapy is worth a shot.
Clear quartz crystal
Clear Quartz
There are many forms of quartz, but a clear quartz, also known as a rock crystal, is known for its transparency, and this is what makes it one of the most sought-after crystals in healing. When it comes to weight loss, this mineral helps a person make the right food choices. This is associated with the belief that the transparency of the crystal is symbolic of being able to see what is difficult to gauge. Therefore, it amplifies your inner energy and helps accomplish your goals.
Rose quartz
Rose Quartz
This light-colored crystal emits a soothing and calming vibe in your life. With respect to your weight-related goals, using this mineral is extremely helpful as it allows you to be at peace with yourself. It is natural for someone who's been trying to lose weight for a long time, to get frustrated, irritated, and boggled due to the slow results. A rose quartz helps deal with this problem, and helps in accepting and loving your body the way it is. Always remember, anything done with a sound and peaceful mind, always brings forth positive and fruitful results.
Sunstone mineral
Sunstone
What shall we say about the crystal that is named after the ultimate source of light―the Sun! It is believed that this stone gives a person who is drawing towards negativity in their life, a sense of light, a ray of hope. If you are among those dieters who think that this whole lifestyle change is getting you nowhere around your goals, then a sunstone will give you that much-needed "kick" to boost your energy levels and look at the positive aspect of it. It uplifts your spirits and promotes good health as well.
Golden and red tiger eye stones
Red Tiger's Eye
This beautiful stone, named after its resemblance to the eye of a tiger, varies from the shades of golden to reddish brown. The red stone is specifically helpful in the process of losing the excessive pounds, especially if it is the lack of motivation and energy that is preventing you from reaping the results. This stone is known to motivate and energize a person to achieve his/her goal. It is also helpful in enhancing one's confidence and self-esteem. Red tiger's eye is also known to speed up your metabolism.
Raw amethyst
Amethyst
Lastly on the list, is perhaps one of the most beautiful crystals found on Earth―the lovely purple amethyst. Did you know that apart from being a popular stone in jewelry making, it also aids healing? This mineral can assist you in the process of detoxification, and also help you deal with your food addictions, or any type of addiction for that matter. Its vibrations can bring about a sense of rejuvenation and boost your inner strength. It is also said that this mineral helps in reducing bloating.

We believe that when it comes to some alternate technique of healing, what plays a vital role for it to work (or not) is one's belief. There have been mixed responses to these techniques, wherein one section finds it a total waste of time and money, while others find solace. Nonetheless, to be more sure of using the technique of crystal healing, we suggest to get in touch with a trusted practitioner to weigh the pros and cons. And yes, before we conclude, here's a reminder: These crystals do not make you lose weight automatically. They assist you in your endeavor. If you think that keeping them close to you is all that you need to do, you're wrong. Also, many crystals mentioned above, may have to be used in conjunction with others. All this should be discussed with a well-known crystal-healing practitioner.

Disclaimer: This Buzzle article is meant for informational purposes only and should not be considered as a replacement for expert advice.