From my EFT weight loss inbox: “Does it matter whether we “lose” weight, which means that we will find it again, or whether we choose to ‘eliminate’ or ‘remove’ weight?”
First of all, when we “lose” weight, we don’t necessarily “find” it again, as in when you “lose” your keys. If you believe you will find it again, then you probably will. The self-fulfilling prophecy is a very powerful principle. So one thing to do to maintain weight loss with EFT is to change your beliefs to be more congruent with your goal.
Our bodies are made to store fat for survival. They do not like dieting or starvation, so they resist it. To your body, it doesn’t feel “safe” to lose weight because it doesn’t know when the next meal is coming. A lot of times, we don’t “trust” our bodies either.
Think of fat cells as little water balloons. The less you fill them (by eating healthy) and then exercising (especially cardio or anything that makes you sweat), is like draining the water out of those balloons. While the cells are still there, they are less significant.
Safety issues can extend beyond our physical bodies. For instance, when someone does not want something that could occur as the result of losing weight, such as unwanted attention or increased expectations from others, they sabotage themselves (see Lose Weight With EFT, chapter 10 Preventing Self Sabotage). Even though it’s the result you want, on some level, it doesn’t feel safe to get it.
The language you use is not as important as giving yourself permission to accomplish what you want, and making sure that you feel safe. If you don’t feel safe, you are creating resistance. Use language that you feel comfortable with (some people prefer “releasing” weight) and tap for any safety issues.
Even though I don’t feel safe, I give myself permission to release this weight.
Even though it doesn’t feel safe, it’s ok to lose weight.
Even though it’s not safe, I give myself permission to let it go.
Then in the reminder phrases, affirm your safety, as well as your love and belief in yourself.
It’s ok to lose weight.
I am safe.
I love and believe in myself.
I accept myself completely.
It is safe to lose weight.
I give myself permission to lose weight.
I choose to feel safe.
I can handle whatever comes.