Lose Weight By Soothing The 5-Year-Old Inside

Sometimes the biggest weight loss obstacle to overcome is our own resistance to doing what we know is good for us.

If we have been forced to do something (eat vegetables, eat a meal before dessert, eat 3 meals per day, etc.), then we may be resistant to these good habits as adults.

It’s like there’s a little 5-year-old inside, stomping her feet, saying "You can’t make me!" Logically, we know what we "should" do, but there’s a battle going on inside.

Control is a HUGE issue for kids because they are constantly being bossed around and told what to do.
To take back control, we often resist what we know could help us.

If you find yourself resisting what your logical brain knows to be good for you, then try giving your inner 5-year-old a voice.

I will not ___________
You can’t make me
I refuse to _________
You can’t make me
I don’t want to _______

Using these statements will often free you up to make a choice that actually FEELS like a choice.

Life will be easier when the voice of the inner 5-year-old is honored.

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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