Hanging onto Weight Loss With EFT

If you have difficulty with self-sabotage, here’s a way to start noticing what thoughts and fears are tripping you up. Suppose you lose weight (or imagine yourself at your ideal weight). Start noticing any uncomfortable thoughts or feelings you might have and treat them with Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).

One way to do this is to complete the sentence: "The problem with this weight loss is ____________"

Listen for what arises without judgment. You might hear phrases such as:

. . . I’d have to maintain it.
. . . I’ll never keep it off.
. . . I don’t want the attention.
. . . I can never have dessert again.
. . . I will be separate from my friends.

Accept whatever comes up and treat it with Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT):

Even though I am afraid I won’t be able to keep it off, I deeply and completely accept myself.
Even though I don’t want more attention, I love and accept myself anyway.

We are usually so focused on getting the weight off that we don’t think ahead for how to keep it off. If you use Emotional Freedom Techniques, you won’t have to keep repeating the pattern.

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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