EFT Tapping For Sugar Addiction

Would you like to learn how to soothe your insatiable sweet tooth?

Do you have an unhealthy relationship with sugar?

Sugar is one of the most addictive and one of the most toxic substances you can put in your body. The desire for sugar can sabotage your most determined diet plan.

Join me and my guest, Stacey Vornbrock, to learn why addictive substances like sugar are so hard to give up, and how to use EFT tapping to clear the addiction to sugar.

In this session, you can tap along to the exact protocol Stacey uses to clear the addiction to sugar once and for all.

Thursday, May 3rd – 12 noon Eastern Time

Call-In Number: (347) 215-6833

Carol Solomon, Ph.D. MCC, is a Psychologist, Master Certified Coach and Certified EFT Practitioner. She is one of the world’s leading experts in using Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) for weight loss. She is the author of How To Stop Food Cravings and Lose Weight With EFT, the EFT Tips newsletter, the and the EFT Weight Loss CD.

Stacey Vornbrock, M.S., LPC, is pioneering the use of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) with elite and amateur athletes to release mental, emotional, physical, and mechanical blocks on the cellular level.

She is the author of nine EFT Breakthrough Performance Sports Manuals and four e-books – Body Recovery, Injury Recovery, Travel Recovery, and Coming Back to Balance. (

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How To Lose Your Appetite

Appetite out of control?

Here’s an easy way to decrease it (I discovered this quite by accident.)

Here’s what happened:

I was experimenting using Z Point in a passive way – by just playing my Z Point CD in the background.

I put it on with very low volume, so that I wouldn’t be distracted by it. Then I started working and basically forgot about it.

Here’s what I noticed:

1.) my shoulders were relaxed (not up into my ears, like they can be sometimes when I am working long hours at my desk.)

2.) no appetite throughout the day (often I get up periodically to eat.)

3.) my weight was down the next day… hmmm.

Anyway – just an experiment. But what could be easier than that?

Join me at the next Z Point Class on January 19th The CD I used is included (free shipping!)

EFT For Ice Cream Cravings

I teach a 3-week teleclass on “EFT for Weight Loss.” On the first call, I have people bring food to the call, so we can tap for cravings in the moment.

After the first round, almost everyone’s craving was down, except 1 woman, who I’ll call “Jannie.”

Jannie was tapping on her craving for ice cream, although she didn’t bring it to the call because “unless someone delivered it as I dialed in, I would have eaten it the minute it came in the house!”

We tapped for cravings:

Even though I have this craving, I deeply and completely accept myself.

Even though I really want this food right now, I deeply accept myself with compassion and grace.

Even though I have this urge to eat, I choose to find a new and surprising way to manage the
craving.

EB: this craving
SE:  this craving
UE:  this craving
UN:  this craving
CH:  this craving
CB:  this craving
UA:  this craving
TH:  this craving

Her craving went from a 10 to a 2. But she was still worried
that if someone put a bowl of ice cream in front of her, she would eat it, or
that the craving could be triggered again in a stressful situation.

So we tapped more:

Even though I don’t quite want to let it go, I deeply and completely accept myself.

Even though I’m afraid I’ll still want it, I love and accept myself anyway.

Even though I have these cravings that are triggered by stress, I choose to know I can manage it.

Even though I want things I think I shouldn’t have, I choose to love and believe in myself.

EB: these cravings
SE: triggered by stress
UE: I can’t quite release it
UN: I’m still hanging on
CH: It’s triggered by stress
CB: I’m afraid I might still want it
UA: I don’t quite trust it yet
TH: I choose to believe in myself

Between the 1st and 2nd  call, Jannie did buy a quart of ice cream. It stayed in her refrigerator for 12 hours (11 hours and 59 minutes longer than usual!) When she opened it, she just ate the cherries out and threw the rest away. She hasn’t purchased any since and has no desire to get any.

On the 3rd call, we tapped for specific events. Jannie came up with 5 events that had an emotional charge.  These specific events all occurred when she was between 7 – 15 years old. They all had to do with her parents and with her being denied something. She picked “my mother eating ice cream every evening after dinner and I was not allowed any.”

Jannie’s mother was a 105 lb., 5’2″ extremely beautiful woman who took very good care of herself and her home. She loved ice cream, so every evening she’d go to the freezer, pile (mound, actually) the ice cream in her salad bowl-sized dish and curl up at the end of the sofa and eat it slowly bite by bite.

Jannie was not allowed to have any, ever–because she was a chubby kid and early adolescent and “Jannie doesn’t get sweets” was a house rule.

This is a great example of what was written on Jannie’s walls about ice cream. At some point in her life, Jannie made a decision, based on her interpretation of these childhood experiences. She described it in her letter to me following the class:

“When I decide to get ice cream, I always tell myself “I deserve it”– not as a reward–just I deserve it. I never could figure this out because I am someone who is actually more humble than this and hugely grateful for my life and all I have been given….

Carol, this is phenomenal for me—it finally makes sense, perfect sense actually. I did deserve it when those energies were stuck in the denial from my mother. When I tapped through all those issues around ice cream: being denied, feeling I deserved it, that I could have it anytime I wanted it, accepting my mother for who she was able to be and loving her anyway, I felt a great relief.  I am at ZERO now with ice cream. And what I love most of all is that it finally makes sense to me!

I remembered she always had gallons of ice cream around as well as all kinds of candy–I wondered why I didn’t just go eat all that stuff anyway (I was not an obedient child). Then I remembered (funny, I had forgotten) my parents had a lock on the freezer and a cupboard with a padlock in the kitchen with her goodies to keep me out!

So it occurred to me: why have I never chowed down on all of those things all the time since I left home and have the freedom to do so?

My eating is typically very healthy (I never have anything in the house that is tempting to me) and I am 20 lb. overweight but this is more due to orthopedic injuries though the years from exercise and now the hormonal mid-life middle than poor eating.

In class #1, you said to me that I needed to trust myself. That resonated because, although I do really well, I strategically and stringently set up my environment to keep temptations out–always.

So my next revelation is: goodies locked up by my parents . . . I cannot be trusted, but I love all those goodies, so I essentially “lock up” all the goodies I’d love because I don’t trust myself. So when you said I needed to trust myself I actually felt your words in my heart right then and now that I’ve figured it out, I feel such peace in knowing I can trust myself.

So Carol, this has been amazing for me and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. What I find with you is your insights and words bring normalcy to me and you make beautiful sense and connections and I feel all this so profoundly.

I thank you so much Carol for pursuing this with me–I just read that victims will feel a sense of entitlement–and that resonates with me…in thinking “I deserve this ice cream! Wow!”

In a 4-month follow up, Jannie wrote to say that her results have held up, even under stressful circumstances. She tapped one more time, 2 weeks after the class ended. She writes “I must tell you that ice cream is so far out of the picture for me now.

The true test has been my husband needing surgery and me needing “something” for comfort–ice cream never even crossed my mind! I’ve been happily choosing berries, cherries and grapes instead! This is an absolute miracle!!! Thank you, thank you!”

How NOT To Break An Ice Cream Habit

Recently I recorded a program for my audio club on using EFT for Night Eating with my colleague, Dr. Judy.  We did a demo on her (very real) habit of eating sweets at night.

When I asked for her feedback, this is what she wrote:

Just 2 nights ago, I was REALLY craving. I thought of you and DID tap. And I am not kidding, the desire went away, TOTALLY.

I said, “I am enough. I am full of life. I am already full. I feel happy. I feel satisfied. I feel full of life already.” Only a few seconds of tapping, too. Nothing long and drawn out. That was the best part.

And the next morning, I was really happy and proud of myself! And I decided ice cream is just too much of a trigger for me. So I will not be buying it for while.

I have tapped other times as well. here’s the interesting part. and it is naughty!

A couple times I KNEW it would work, so I didn’t tap! I WANTED to eat that ice cream and I did. I allowed it to fly by for two nights. Then the third night, after I had felt “full” emotionally, I tapped.

And I didn’t eat that time either, didn’t even want to.

There you have it! If you want to keep your night eating habit, just DON’T tap!

P.S. This could mean that you are psychologically reversed, in which case, you will NOT do what you know will help you . . . like tapping 🙂

EFT: The 60-Second Technique That Stops Cravings

eft-ice-creamEFT is a simple technique – so simple that young children can learn and use it almost instantly.

And it basically does 1 thing.

It removes negative emotions.

Now, that might not seem so impressive at first. But consider how often flashes of negative emotion have gotten you in trouble in any area of your life.

If you feel discouraged, angry, frustrated, overwhelmed – it’s easy to reach for food to calm down. (Food cravings are often driven by emotions.)

If you feel tired, you reach for food to try to get more energy (“I’m tired and I just want to eat.”)

It’s the easiest thing in the world to *become* overweight. But it’s not easy to *be* overweight. And stress just adds to the problem, making it doubly hard to lose the extra pounds.

When we feel angry in our relationships, we say and do things we regret later.

When we feel scared, we don’t think things through and often overreact based on our first impulse.

Feelings drive emotional eating, addictions, decision making and conflict in relationships. These emotions set off stress reactions, and stress hormones flood the body.

How often have you made a decision in an emotional state that you regret later?

Bitter resentments and the inability to forgive and/or move on emotionally can keep loved ones distant for years.

Fear of being alone can keep you in a bad relationship for years.

We all have challenges in life where we need to make good decisions. Relationships are tricky. Finances are challenging and stressful. Jobs are laden with pressure and uncertainty.

Imagine for a moment that you could make every decision free of the emotions that burden you now?

Imagine that you could think clearly and respond with your best judgment every time, even in difficult circumstances?

Without the heart pounding, sweaty palms, foggy thinking or headaches?

Imagine that you just received some bad news and you can handle it calmly without your heart sinking or feeling pressure to know exactly what to do?

Imagine that you feel calm and assured, confident in your ability to make the best decisions.

Imagine that you have a sudden food craving and can tap it out in less than 60 seconds . . .

It’s not that all emotions and stress are bad. In many cases, they alert us to danger and let us know that something needs to change.

But in situations that require a clear mind and good judgment, excessive emotions can cloud your thinking. You can miss or distort important pieces of information or react too quickly. Acute stress can cause some people to feel paralyzed, not knowing what to do and unable to act.

And it’s not that you don’t feel ANY emotion. EFT just helps to eliminate the excess emotion – the part that interferes with you being you at your best.

I’ve heard EFT described as a combination of mental focusing and acupressure. Yes, you do have to focus. But it’s a lot easier when you have a tool to use that is useful in just about any stressful situation . . . whether it’s a criticism from your spouse or a craving for chocolate.

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Get your life back!

hugs,
Carol

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Emotional Freedom Techniques: Food Cravings Gone!

I had an interesting chat with a woman in my audio program on the phone the other day. She told me a quick story about using EFT for food cravings.

“I had an urge for a bag of Cheetos!” she said. (We all know the feeling!) She didn’t exactly know how to use EFT, but she had read a little bit about it.

So she tapped on the karate chop point and said “I love and accept myself exactly as I am. Cheetos don’t bring me happiness. Losing weight does.”

She just kept tapping on that 1 point, and the craving went away. I love this story for several reasons.

She dove in even though she wasn’t sure exactly what to do. She just said what she was feeling and didn’t worry about getting the words “perfect.”

It shows the incredible flexibility (and power) of EFT. It can work . . . even if you’re a beginner . . . and even if you aren’t sure what to do. Now how cool is that?

I love the affirmation of self acceptance (“I love and accept myself exactly as I am.”) So often we want to be different so badly, we just can’t accept ourselves as we are right now. This is an important step not to skip and it is built into EFT set up statements.

Tapping in an affirmation (“Cheetos don’t bring me happiness. Losing weight does”) seems to make the affirmation far more effective. I like tools that can amplify an already positive process.

Have you had an experience with cravings? Love to hear it! Leave a comment below.