Tap your way to a happy, healthy weight.
Does your excess weight stress you out?
Do you worry about your health but that doesn’t stop you from binging?
Do you hate the way you look in the mirror naked or dressed?
Do you have a hard time stopping yourself from overeating or eating the wrong foods?
Have you tried every diet out there, it works until you quit then pack on more pounds?
It isn’t that you don’t know that eating more fruits and veggies is good for you.
It isn’t that you don’t know that exercise is so beneficial to you.
It isn’t that you don’t know that your moods and thoughts control your eating habits because you have found yourself looking in the fridge or cupboard right after a meal, looking for what?
So why is it that you can’t just be kind and gentle to yourself and treat yourself with love and acceptance and eat only when you are hungry and really nourish yourself with the food that is good for you?
What if I were to say that there is a great deal of Emotions involved in your eating patterns and habits that keep you going back for second helpings and eating ice cream and cinnamon buns or Chinese food?
Emotional Freedom Techniques is a gentle, easy way to help you look at what makes you overeat, eat out of boredom etc., deal with it and remove the need to treat yourself unkindly.
Here is a free sample of how EFT works on weight issues. Please tap along and repeat what I have written here.
First, though, I would invite you to pick 1 issue of your weight problem, so it’s your thighs, or how awful you feel after eating several chocolate bars, you get the idea…. pick one thing that bothers you about your weight and rate the intensity of how bad you feel on a scale of 1 – 10, where 10 is the worst and 1 is nothing much is upsetting you.
Now that you have chosen an issue and rated it, tap on the outside edge of the palm of either hand (it’s called the “Karate Chop Spot”) with the fingers of either hand and repeat the words below.
Tap the Karate Chop Spot as you read out loud…. note, you can change hands or tap on the edge of a table or arm of a chair as long as you are tapping the Karate Chop Spot.
I am going to pick an issue, it may not be yours, please repeat what I have written, NOT WHAT YOUR ISSUE IS, and you will see the results.
Even though when I look in the mirror all I see is fat… fat on my belly, fat on my thighs, fat on my arms, fat on my butt….. I just hate looking at it so I don’t look in the mirror often and I deeply and completely accept myself anyway.
Even though all this fat makes me feel so ugly…. how could anyone like me…. I am just gross…. so I can’t even say I accept myself so I will say that
I am in the process of accepting myself anyway.
Even thought all this fat is ugly, I feel gross and feel like no one could like me and it’s all my fault because I am the one stuffing all that sugar crap down my throat then I have to stuff down all these feeling of being fat and ugly…. I am so tired of stuffing down so much and I am in the process of accepting myself anyway.
What if it is my emotions that I am trying to stuff down? Dawn says that when we have an addiction of any kind, be it food, booze, drugs or gambling etc. that we are trying to tranquilize an anxiety…. I am not even sure what anxiety I am trying to stuff down but it must be a big one because I have stuffed a ton of things down. and now that I think of it… I have been stuffing things like food or as Dawn suggests – emotions since I was little…. and when I really think of it, my Mom was a perfect example of stuffing things and feelings down. So maybe as Dawn suggests that this is simply a learned behavior, I saw my Mom stuff her emotions down with food, cigarettes and booze and I knew that didn’t feel good even as a young child…. so what if I am just stuffing down those kinds of negative thoughts, feelings, memories and emotions?
It could be, you know. I realize just now I have been trying to run and hide from those awful feelings that I felt when Mom drank, smoked and ate herself fat and sick. It wasn’t very comfortable in our house when I was growing up and now that I think of it, I am making my house today feel that same way… Oh My God… I am doing the same thing my Mom did and I swore I would never be like her and here I am….. creating the same feelings all over again, treating my husband and kids the way my Mother treated me, my sisters and Dad.
Even though Dawn says that it is a learned behavior and if I learned it one way I certainly can learn to do it differently. She says that this tapping is smoothing out the negative, limiting thoughts and beliefs that have kept me doing those same destructive behaviors that my mom did and that EFT is a great way to “tap” away those old bad feelings and “tap” in some new, forgiving, loving ways so I can move forward in my life instead of feeling so stuck. This is the perfect opportunity for me to be a better example to my family than my Mom was to hers. I know she did the best she could at the time and now I feel that I know I can do better.
This tapping is kinda crazy but I am feeling so much…. lighter… yeah, that’s it, I feel like I don’t have so much weight holding me down, that I can make better choices in how I feel that leads to making easier choices in what I eat, how much I eat and I can tap if I overeat to be able to release the issue instead of stuffing it down again.
I was totally skeptical about this “tapping” thing, who would have thought that my emotions had so much to do with my need to stuff myself with food to try and tranquilize some old negative feelings? I do feel more empowered to help myself, it may take a lot of tapping but I can do it myself or go for help if it becomes too much… it’s time I took better care of me because I do love and accept myself even though I am fat and ugly right now… I choose to change that thought and will tap until I do…. what if it works?
Dawn Murray of New Freedom Coaching is an Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Expert. She can help you help yourself deal with the emotions that keep you stuck and assist you to move past those old limiting beliefs and negative thoughts to raise your vibration around how you feel about yourself and your struggle with food so you too can accept yourself and keep moving forward with ease and grace. Diets usually are all about food… what if you could let go of those obsessive thoughts about food and just get in touch with what works for you and your body to nurture and nourish it with loving thoughts and feelings?
You will never find the love and acceptance you desired as a child in the bottom of a bag of chips or the last chocolate in the box or last cookie on the platter…. you have been searching for something…. looking for something you lost a long time ago…. I suggest it’s not about food but that food is the substitute; you can never eat enough to fulfill the void of love.
After you have tapped along with the session above, take out what you had written down about your issue and what you had rated the intensity of it…. does it still have the same intensity level as it did? It may have dropped a little or a lot, that depends on you, as no one know exactly how you felt about your issue so you are the only one who can heal that wound, EFT does the work for you. It is the opinion of the author that no one can heal you other than you; EFT is a gentle, easy way to approach your issues and tap them away.
If you would like to learn more about this amazing, easy, de-stressing healing tool, contact me and set up an appointment.
Dawn Murray, EFT Expert
780 – 470 – 5875