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.

Carol Solomon
Psychologist, Master Certified Coach and Certified EFT Practitioner, Dr. Carol Solomon is one of the world’s leading experts in using Emotional Freedom Techniques to help people lose weight without dieting, stop binge eating, and reduce anxiety and stress. She is the author of 4 Books on Emotional Freedom Techniques, the EFT Tips Newsletter, the Binge Eating Teleseminar and the EFT Weight Loss CD. Carol has a thriving coaching practice and is passionate about helping others succeed.
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