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How to Lose Weight with EFT

Updated on February 27, 2016
Feet on Scales
Feet on Scales

EFT Tapping Makes it Easier to Lose Weight

Discovering EFT tapping (emotional freedom techniques) make it much easier to lose weight. Once you have mastered this technique, and it is a very simple tool to use, you will be well on your way to an easy and enjoyable weight loss.

If you have never heard of EFT, I invite you to explore some of the links that you find on this page. Meridian tapping is an increasingly popular technique that is based on redirecting the body's energy. By tapping your fingers lightly on certain acupuncture points, you can achieve relief from traumas, phobias, painful memories, addictions and behaviors such as overeating. And, surprisingly, EFT often works to improve or cure physical conditions as well, although it is not promoted as a physical healing tool. Physical healing, when it happens, is just a side effect, although one that no one ever complains about.

This page suggests five ways you can use tapping to help you lose weight.

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Tapping for Weight Loss and Body Confidence

Tip: To Control Appetite

If you've ever been on a diet, you know what its like to feel hunger. You also know what its like to have a big appetite. Hunger is the body's natural response to needing food. Appetite is the amount of food we have taught ourselves to want. Appetite is what leads to overeating.

You can use EFT tapping to control your appetite.

If you are experiencing appetite in between your scheduled meal and snack breaks, or if you still want more food after you have consumed your intended allotment, try EFT tapping. You'll be surprised at the relief it offers.

Tap as many rounds as needed. "Even though I want more food than my body needs, I deeply and completely accept myself. I want another serving. I want more food... "

Picture showing side of the eye point used in  meridian tapping
Picture showing side of the eye point used in meridian tapping

Tip: Before Social Events

Worried about how you'll control your eating at the birthday party or the Friday night movie with friends?

if you worry that the birthday cake or popcorn will be your downfall, prepare in advance by doing some preventative tapping. Do several rounds before leaving home. Start with a few rounds describing the problem. "Even though I'm afraid I'll give in to temptation tonight, I deeply and completely accept myself. I know I'll want the cake. I'll feel deprived if I turn it down.

Then, do several rounds tapping in positive affirmatons "I choose what I want to eat. I control my eating. I am perfectly satisfied with healthy, nutritious foods... "

Tip: To Remove Exercise Apathy

Can't get yourself motivated to do the exercise that your body needs and wants?

Do some EFT tapping to strengthen your motivation to exercise. You may want to do this regularly, if your interest in exercise is low, or you may do it from time to time when you are temporarily disinterested.

Try tapping: "Even though I don't want to exercise, I deeply and completely accept myself. I don't like exercise. I hate going to the gym... "

Do a few rounds of the problem, then switch to reinforcing the positive. "I enjoy moving my body. I love the way I feel after exercising. I look forward to my excersise session .. "

Karate Chop Points

Demonstrating tapping on the karate chop point
Demonstrating tapping on the karate chop point | Source

Tip: To Remove Self Hatred

Most people who struggle with overweight develop a strong degree of self hatred or low self esteem.

This self hatred makes it harder to commit to weight loss. At some level, we begin to think of our physical self as our enemy and we struggle to believe that we are worthy of health and fitness. Committing to weight loss means overcoming these negative feelings and beliefs to the point that we can do something that is good for us.

EFT is a remarkable tool to improve self worth. Depending on how severely damaged your self worth has become, you may want to do this tapping regularly for an extended period of time. If the negative beliefs have been around for many years, or since childhood, there will be many layers of energy to move.

Try tapping: Even though I hate myself for gaining weight, I deeply and completely accept myself. Even though I call myself names, I completely accept myself....:

After several rounds, begin to tap in the positive. "I love and accept myself regardless of my weight. My worth does not depend upon a number on the scales I am a worthwhile human being ... "

Tapping to Overcome Excuses

How many excuses do you use to cheat, binge, or avoid starting a diet in the first place:

Some of my personal favorites include:

  1. Something good happened. I have to celebrate
  2. I'm too tired to cook a healthy meal.
  3. I deserve a treat today.
  4. Somebody brought donuts to work and I had to have some
  5. The restaurant didn't have the food I wanted so I had to eat something unhealthy
  6. Obesity runs in my family

Identify your own, and start tapping:

"Even though I have all these excuses, I deeply and completely accept myself. I am full of excuses. I love to make excuses. I have to eat because ..."

After a few rounds, switch to: "I fully intend to eat healthy, nutritious meals. I am interested in food that helps me achieve my weight goals. I am interested in eating the quantities of food that contribute to my weight goals..."


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      9 years ago

      I have just started to get into EFT and the possibilities are truly endless. I had heard about the weight loss, but all of the other uses you list blow me away.

      I guess I'm just at the tip of the iceberg. Great hub!

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      June Campbell 

      9 years ago from North Vancouver

      EFT has so many uses. Once you start using it, you'll wonder how you got along without it.

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      9 years ago from India

      Amazing hub. i am just about starting to explore the eft possibilities!

    • nightcats profile imageAUTHOR

      June Campbell 

      9 years ago from North Vancouver

      Thanks, talfonso. I'm glad you find this Hub useful. EFT can be used for so many things. It's really made my life much easier all around.

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      9 years ago from Tampa Bay, FL

      I use EFT a lot, and this Hub is very useful. There are some days when I don't feel like going to the gym but I have to drag myself, so I use it before working out.

    • nightcats profile imageAUTHOR

      June Campbell 

      11 years ago from North Vancouver

      I hear ya, Party Girl! My butt increases in width in direct proportion to the number of computer hours I log in. Sigh.

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      Party Girl 

      11 years ago

      I will use the info in this hub,I really need to lose some weight - it's all the time I spend sitting infront of this computer!


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