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Emotional Freedom Technique - Top 5 Ways EFT Helps You Lose Weight
Tap Away the Pounds with Emotional Freedom Technique
Emotional Freedom Techniques, also known as meridian tapping, is a method of redirecting the body's energy patterns. Based on Eastern medicine, this simple technique has helped thousands of people overcome emotional, psychological and even physical conditions that were causing distress.
While tapping your fingers lightly on acupuncture points on the body, you focus on conditions you want to change. This creates an energy intervention that affects the body's electrochemical system. Although EFT looks, feels and sounds strange, the results are often nothing short of miraculous.
It works whether you believe in it or not.
Five Reasons to Try Emotional Freedom Technique to Lose Weight:
1. It is is easy to learn
2. You can do the tapping yourself
3. It is free or low cost
4. This technique is completely safe and has no undesirable side effects. In fact, you may inadvertently improve or cure an unrelated issue while tapping on something else.
5. It is remarkably effective
If you have never tried emotional freedom technique, I encourage you to explore the resource links on this page.
Introduction to Meridian Tapping
Tip #1: Try Emotional Freedom Technique to Overcome Resistance
Do you know what its like when you want to take some weight off, but you hate the thoughts of starting a diet or eating plan?
You think about all the negatives. You will be hungry. You will have to give up your favorite foods. You dread social situations where food is served. You feel deprived just thinking about it. You put off starting and end up gaining even more weight.
Emotional Freedom Techniques helps you to remove this resistance at any time. Why not start tapping as soon as the scales go up a few pounds instead of delaying until you have many pounds to lose?
Do several rounds of tapping: "Even though I dread the thoughts of starting my diet, I deeply and completely accept myself. I don't want to feel hungry. I don't want to give up potato chips .... etc."
You may need to practice this once or twice a day for a few days until the resistance is gone and you are motivated to engage in healthier eating.
Tip # 2: Use Meridian Tapping to Remove Food Cravings
You know those times when the cookies in the cupboard are calling your name? You can't stop thinking about them. An internal battle is taking place in your head and the side that wants the cookies is winning.
Tap a few rounds, as many as necessary, until the craving is gone. "Even though I really, really want those cookies, I deeply and completely accept myself. I can't stop thinking about those cookies. I love those cookies.... etc."
- Tapping.com - Free Training Videos
13 free videos on this site teach and demonstrate how to use meridian tapping to free yourself from negative feelings and beliefs.
- Emotional Freedom Technique
Excellent resource center for all things related to EFT
- EFT on Wikipedia
This is what Wikipedia has to say on the topic
Tip #3: Try Emotional Freedom Techniques to Curb Emotional Eating
Does this sound familiar? You're worried about something so you eat to make yourself feel better. You're angry at somebody so you eat. You're feeling hurt and rejected so you go on an eating binge.
This practice lets you break this cycle by releasing the painful emotion so you aren't driven to overeat.
Tap as many rounds as necessary: "Even though I'm so worried about losing my job, I deeply and completely accept myself. I'm feeling so scared about my layoff notice. I'm so worried about finding another job.... "
Releasing negative emotions has an added benefit. When the anxiety, rage, shame or other uncomfortable feeling is dissipated, you feel better and have a clearer head for planning and problem solving.
Tip 4: Use Tapping to Overcome a Black Mood
Does this ever happen to you? For whatever reason, or maybe no good reason at all, you're in a black mood. You don't give a darn about your eating program or your exercise plan. You know there are things you can do get yourself out of this mood, but you don't want to get out of it. Perversely, you enjoy this miserable funk. You intend to finish off the ice cream in the fridge and maybe go to the supermarket for more.
There's no point in telling you to tap about this when it happens, because let's be honest. You aren't going to do it.
Instead, do the tapping now! Right now, build in some positive messages that will help you through the gloom and doom mood the next time it strikes. If you are prone to these black moods, I recommend you do this preventative procedure daily for a few weeks to be sure the new messages are strongly ingrained.
Several rounds daily: "Even though I get in these moods where I don't care about my weight loss plans, I deeply and completely accept myself. When I get in these moods, I want to grovel in them. I want to stay in that space. I don't care about anything..."
After a few rounds of the negative, switch over and start tapping in the positive affirmations "Even though part of me wants to hang onto this negative pattern, I intend a positive outlook. I am in control of my behavior. I no longer punish myself this way. I release these negative attitudes now. I remain on my eating plan at all times.... "
Tip #5: Handle Weight Loss Plateaus
You know how frustrating it can be to hit a plateau. You're doing everything right but the scale doesn't budge -- perhaps for weeks at a time. You understand that plateaus are natural and to be expected, but enough is enough. You're on the verge of giving up.
Don't give up your plans. Tap away your frustration. Not only will the Emotional Freedom Techniques tapping remove your frustration and impatience, but it may help your body start burning off the extra pounds again.
Do several rounds every day, tapping until the frustration is gone and your motivation has returned. "Even though I am so frustrated by this plateau, I deeply and completely accept myself. I am ready to give up. I'm angry that I can't lose weight right now.... "