Stop Sabotaging Your Weight Loss With EFT

Are you sabotaging your weight loss over and over again?

How often does what you do align with what you say you want?

There seems to be no limit to the ways that we undo our good intentions.

In today’s show, you will learn:

  • what causes self-sabotage and what you can do to stop it
  • why it feels like different parts pulling us in different directions, and
  • how to bridge the knowing – doing gap.

We’ll be using imagery to access the subconscious mind (the seat of habits) to help you lose weight without getting in your own way.

WHEN: Thursday, April 5th

TIME: 12 noon Eastern

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 EFT For Weight Loss. She is the author of How To Stop Food Cravings and Lose Weight With EFT, the EFT Tips newsletter, the Binge Eating Teleseminar and the EFT Weight Loss CD.

CONTACT Dr. Solomon to schedule a private session.

EFT With Z Point – Interview with Grant Connolly

EFT can be used with the Z Point process developed by Grant Connolly. Here is one of my most popular radio shows, where I interviewed Grant. P.S. I grilled him about using Z Point For Resistance – one of the biggest benefits of learning the Z Point process.

Z Point is a wonderful complementary process to EFT for Weight Loss.

hugs,

Carol

EFT and Z Point For Weight Loss Teleclass

Zpointcd_200 Want to make it EASY to lose weight? Z Point is just the ticket!

The Z Point and EFT for Weight Loss Teleseminar starts April 11th and runs for 3 weeks.

And it includes my EFT and Z Point CD for Weight Loss – free shipping too! (Note: international students get downloadable version.)

More details and register here

Here's the description of the class:

Class #1 — Introduction to Z Point

  • Reducing negative emotions with Z Point
  • Releasing stress, anxiety and negative feelings easily and effortlessly
  • Lose weight easier when negative emotions are released

Class #2 — Z Point for Resistance

  • This class is critical to weight loss success
  • How to stop sabotaging your weight loss
  • What good is weight loss if you can't hang on to it?

Class #3 — EFT  and Z Point Together to Amplify Your Results -

  • Get there faster and easier using Z Point and EFT together
  • 42 EFT / Z point statements specific to weight loss
  • Releasing bad habits and automatic programs that lead to weight gain

 Register Here

 

EFT Lose Weight By Increasing Willpower

Feeling overwhelmed with temptation?

You aren’t alone.

“Not enough willpower” is the single biggest reason cited for not being able to lose weight.

So if you think you don’t have enough willpower, you aren’t alone. And indeed most major problems result from failures of self-control – compulsive eating, gambling, spending, unhealthy diets, lack of exercise, procrastination, explosive anger, etc.

TOPIC: EFT To Increase Willpower

WHEN: Thursday, February 23, 12 noon Eastern Time

CALL IN NUMBER: (347) 215-6833

Join me for this show to learn:

  1. How To Use EFT Tapping To Increase Willpower
  2. What You Can Do To Avoid The “Willpower Trap.”
  3. 7 Simple Strategies To Increase Willpower

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 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.

EFT For Diabetes

Are you struggling with Diabetes? My research and EFT tapping work with diabetic clients is showing really promising results. My clients report:

  1. lower blood sugar levels, and better control
  2. less need for prescription medications
  3. improvements in neuropathy and pain
  4. more energy
  5. weight loss
  6. better sleep
  7. less stress
  8. less resistance to exercise

Join me on Thursday, February 6th at 12 Eastern Time to learn how to use EFT for Diabetes. What: Tap with me on EFT Radio
When: Thursday, February 9th at 12 noon ET
How: The call-in number is (347) 215-6833

 

EFT And Gratitude To Improve Sleep

NOTE: Here’s what Gary Craig wrote about this article on EFT, gratitude and sleep.

Anyone can benefit from being in a state of gratitude, especially when better sleep is one of the rewards. In this well written article, Dr. Carol Solomon shares her wisdom on this subject.

She says, “Practicing gratitude has been shown to enhance health and wellbeing.  In research studies, people who are asked to incorporate a daily gratitude practice report fewer health complaints and fewer symptoms of physical illness.  They feel more joyful, optimistic, connected to others, and more positive about their lives as a whole.”

By Carol Solomon, Ph.D.

Sometimes I have difficulty sleeping, either waking up in the middle of the night or early in the morning and I can’t get back to sleep.  My mind is racing.  I am either trying to solve a problem or I am so excited about a project I am working on, that the details are swirling in my mind.  When this happens (2-3 times per week), I feel sluggish and miserable the next day.  I decided to create a practice to see if I could improve my sleep.

Practicing gratitude has been shown to enhance health and wellbeing.  In research studies, people who are asked to incorporate a daily gratitude practice report fewer health complaints and fewer symptoms of physical illness.  They feel more joyful, optimistic, connected to others, and more positive about their lives as a whole.  Gratitude group participants exercise more (about 1.5 more hours per week), get more hours of sleep, spend less time awake and feel more refreshed in the morning.  Perhaps this is why grateful individuals feel more vital and have fewer health problems.  They get more sleep!

These research findings are critical, in that inadequate, disrupted sleep and poor sleep quality are highly associated with lower overall health and wellbeing.  Sleep is a restorative process that affects every system in our bodies.  Sleep-deprived individuals have higher levels of stress hormones and compromised immune systems.

While gratitude is one of my highest signature strengths, I still need to work to cultivate a deep and enduring grateful heart.  I decided to combine EFT and gratitude.  So, while I am watching TV at night, I start tapping during the commercials.

First, I do a general round for not being perfect.  It’s a great reminder that we don’t have to be perfect, a great way to be kinder to ourselves, and a great way to start or end the day.

Even though I’m not perfect, I love and accept myself completely.

Even though I’m not perfect, I deeply and completely accept myself.

Even though I’ve made mistakes, I accept myself anyway.

EB: I’ve made mistakes

SE: I’m not perfect

UE: I’m not perfect

UN: It’s ok

CH: I’m not perfect

CB: It’s ok

UA: I accept myself anyway

TH: Even though I’m not perfect

Next, I use EFT to clear any specific stresses, setbacks, worries or emotional upsets from the day.  I also tap on any mistakes I have made or any unresolved problems that could keep me awake at night.

Fear and anxiety tend to surface at night and can disrupt sleep.  Personal burdens and perceived obstacles can also block grateful thoughts.  EFT can be used to eliminate these concerns and any attitudes that are incompatible with a grateful disposition, such as pessimism, a focus on shortcomings, lack of confidence or an inability to admit that one is not self-sufficient.

Even though I feel worried about ___________, I love and accept myself.

Even though I’m not sure what to do….

Even though I’m not sure I am making the right decisions…

EB: I’m worried about making mistakes

SE: I’m not sure what to do about __________.

UE: I don’t know if I’m making the right decisions

UN: I don’t know how to solve it right now

CH: I don’t know if I have what it takes

CB: I feel anxious about making mistakes

UA: I don’t like not knowing what to do

TH: I’m worried about ___________.

If I don’t have a lot of worries that day, then I might do a round on my “shoulds.”

EB: I should be a better parent

SE: I should eat better

UE: I should exercise more

UN: I should be kinder to other people

CH: I should volunteer more of my time

CB: I should spend more time with my family

UA: I should support my friends more

TH: I should be more patient

Then I do rounds for what I am grateful for.

EB: I am grateful for my family

SE: I am grateful for my health

UE: I am grateful for my home

UN: I am grateful for my dog

CH: I am grateful for my work and the opportunity to serve people

CB: I am grateful for the contribution I have made in the lives of others

UA: I am grateful for the presence of God in my life

TH: I am grateful for the love of my friends

Research has shown that the good things in life are enjoyed even more when perceived as a gift.  Gifts have givers, and gratitude can extend to the goodness of the giver.  If the receiver acknowledges the giver behind the gift, they are likely to feel even more grateful.  So I include the gifts and the giver behind the gift.

EB: I appreciate my parents for the gift of my life and the sacrifices they made

SE: I appreciate my husband for his love and support

UE: I appreciate the gift of being a parent (I’m an adoptive mom, so there was a very definite giver)

UN: I appreciate all of the opportunities I have been given to serve the world

CH: I appreciate my friends and the love I have received from them

CB: I appreciate my newsletter subscribers for the opportunity to help them

UA: I appreciate the presence of God in my life

TH: I appreciate the divine guidance I am receiving

Issues can be global or mundane.  The important part is the regular practice of gratitude and acknowledgement of the blessings that one has received.

EB: I am grateful for my dinner

SE: I am grateful that my home is warm

UE: I am grateful that I have such a comfortable place to sleep

UN: I am grateful for my coffee in the morning

CH: I am grateful for the beauty of the flowers outside my window

CB: I am grateful that I can take a big, deep breath

UA: I am grateful that I have everything I need in this moment

TH: I am grateful that right now, I have enough

Then I add my wish list – things that I want, but haven’t yet received – just for fun.  Grateful people tend to be happier and more content with life as it is.  But that doesn’t mean we don’t wish for more sometimes.  I stay very light about this, since I don’t want to dwell on what I don’t have.  It’s simply thanking the universe in advance.

EB: I am grateful to be sleeping so soundly at night

SE: I am grateful for the steady growth in my business

UE: I am grateful for the opportunity to help thousands of people

UN: I am grateful for all that I am learning

CH: I am grateful for my abundance in health, love, time and money em>

CB: I am grateful that the exact resources I need are coming to me

UA: I am grateful for all of the prosperity in my life

TH: I am grateful for all of the ease and flow in my life

After 3 nights, I began sleeping soundly through the night without waking up.  It surprised me that I also slept longer than usual.  I would normally wake up between 4:00 and 6:00 a.m.  Now I often sleep until 6:30 or so.  I find myself noticing and savoring positive experiences during the day, and looking for items to add to my EFT gratitude practice at night.  In fact, when someone is kind to me, I tell them “you’ll be on my gratitude list tonight!”

The gifts of gratitude are many.  Gratitude can counteract depression and help fight stress, the precursor of many serious diseases.  Grateful people feel more connected to others, are more likely to protect and preserve their relationships, and are measurably happier and more pleasant to be around.

People who practice gratitude are better at achieving their goals, and have been shown to offer more help and support to others.  Gratitude not only helps people feel good, but helps people do good as well.

No matter what issue we are facing, the research is very clear that we can benefit enormously by counting our blessings, instead of our burdens.  EFT can eliminate the stresses that keep us awake at night and amplify the benefits of a gratitude practice.  Either practice alone will help, but to me, this is an unbeatable combination.  If we “tap in” our gratitude list, we (and the world) are far better off.

With love and gratitude,

Carol Solomon, Ph.D. MCC

EFT For Weight Loss – What’s Your Biggest Challenge?

EFT For weight loss poses a number of tricky challenges. Most people get stuck in some type of limiting beliefs.

Limiting beliefs are a subtle form of self sabotage … an objection to healing. They prevent you from healing and changing now.

The EFT Setup statement is designed to be the built-in antidote to this type of sabotaging belief.

The more we hold these beliefs, the more we stay stuck. And yes, there are advantages to staying stuck! We get to stay in our comfort zones, and don't have to take any action to move out of them.

But if you would prefer to change this pattern, you may want to attend this event (it's free!)

What: Tap with me on EFT Radio
When: Thursday, January 26th at 12 noon ET
How: The call-in number is (347) 215-6833

EFT For Appetite And Portion Control

Listen to this week's show on Blog Talk Radio here – EFT for Weight Loss – Appetite and Portion Control.

While many people want to slim down, it's actually more of a wish than an actual intention. Most people like the idea of being thin more than the actual execution of what you need to do.

What often gets in the way is having a big appetite and not wanting to cut the portions. The only way to lose weight and keep it off in the long run is not to remove your choices, but to want to eat less.

If you are white knuckling it, and relying heavily on willpower, then it won't last. It's far more effective to tap to reduce your appetite.
 
Join me on Thursday's show as we tap directly to reduce appetite and increase portion control.

WHEN: Thursday, January 12

TIME: 12 noon Eastern Time

CALL-IN NUMBER: (347) 215-6833

Join me as I tap with my callers for appetite and portion control.

 

EFT For Sleep

Lately I've been working with a lot of folks around sleep issues.

One of the biggest issues with sleep is waking up in the middle of the night and worrying about not getting back to sleep (and the implications of not getting back to sleep.)

What I have found is that these 2 words work in most situations, almost like magic!

What are the 2 magic words?

"Remaining calm"

Here's what you do – when you wake up in the middle of the night, repeat to yourself "remaining calm" as you tap in your imagination.

That's right! Tap in your imagination only!

Here's why it works – if you can prevent yourself from thinking thoughts that send you into a panic, (such as "I HAVE to get to sleep!"), then you are likely to fall back to sleep easily and naturally.

These 2 words will keep you calm enough to do so –

Sweet Dreams!

EFT For Critical Remarks

Critical remarks can send you to the pantry for chocolate and derail even the most motivated dieter. In my work with EFT for Weight Loss and Binge Eating, it’s important to know how to neutralize the impact of criticism and critical remarks with EFT.

During a recent teleclass on using EFT for weight loss, we discussed body image and how to manage critical remarks. One woman (I’ll call her Amy) identified 2 specific events in which she had been criticized. One was by a boyfriend at age 17, who said to her “all you have to do is slim down your thighs and you would be perfect.”

Amy struggled with perfectionism, as well as feeling like she could never live up to the expectation of others. She felt as if she needed to be perfect before she could be loved by herself or others.

With critical remarks, there are always a number of aspects that we can tap on. First is the remark itself. It’s often helpful just to tap as you repeat the words that were said.

Second, is how it makes you feel, especially how it makes you feel about yourself. Amy felt angry, hopeless and “not good enough.”

Third, is the meaning you give it, what you say to yourself, and the story that evolves from it. Amy told herself she wasn’t good enough, and felt as if she could never live up to the expectations of others.

Fourth, is what you do as a result of it. Amy spent decades trying to be perfect in order to please other people and to feel loved. Every time those feelings of anger and hopelessness were triggered, Amy turned to food to comfort herself.

Here are some of the tapping phrases we used to collapse this issue:

Even though I don’t feel good about this issue … and I hate what he said to me, I love and accept myself.

Even though he said “all you have to do is slim down your thighs and you would be perfect,” and I thought his/her opinion was very important at the time …I love and accept myself anyway.

Even though I started believing him just because he said it…I accept myself anyway.

Even though I thought I wasn’t good enough…and I thought I could never measure up to other people’s expectations… I deeply love and accept myself.

Even though I thought I had to be perfect to be loved …and it made me angry, it made me feel hopeless…I accept myself anyway.

Even though I felt hopeless, I felt so judged, and it’s costing me…it was just my reaction…to a thoughtless remark…What was he thinking, saying something like that to me? I am open to the possibility that he was doing the best he could…I may have to accept it, understand it, and maybe even forgive.

Even though I felt so hopeless and angry, I choose to know that just because he said it, doesn’t mean anything, and I choose to believe in my own worth and value.

EB: He said “all you have to do is slim down your thighs and you would be perfect.”
SE: That was his form of a compliment.
UE: It upset me … made me angry… and it’s affected me my whole life.
UN: It’s been a challenge to measure up to other people’s expectations.
CH: I’ve been hanging onto this my whole life.
CB: Believing what I was told…
UA: It made me angry.
TH: It made feel hopeless.

EB: It made me feel like I had to be perfect.
SE: And that felt impossible.
UE: I was always trying to live up to other people’s expectations.
UN: That was then and this is now…
CH: What if it’s time now to let this go?
CB: What if I could put this in perspective, and see it as just his careless remark?
UA: What was he thinking saying something like that to me?
TH: What if I could leave this in the past without any added meaning?

EB: What if it was just not about me?
SE: What if he was doing the best he could?
UE: What if I could choose to let this go?
UN: What if I could choose to see this differently?
CH: What if I am already perfect?
CB: And I don’t need to measure up to anyone’s expectations?
UA: I can’t change their opinion of me,
TH: I can’t stop people from judging me.

EB: But I can change my opinion of myself.
SE: What if I could love myself anyway, no matter what anyone says to me?
UE: What if I could feel comfortable in my own skin, no matter what?
UN: What if I could let myself relax about this?
CH: It was just a careless remark
CB: He had no idea how it would affect me.
UA: What if I could let this go…
TH: And accept myself just as I am?

Amy felt so much more peaceful after these rounds of tapping. She felt that she could leave this incident in the past and forgive the person who said it. This tapping allowed her to start to accept and love herself, independent of the opinions of others. It’s what we call Emotional Freedom.

Carol Solomon, Ph.D. MCC  is a Psychologist, Certified EFT Practitioner & Master Certified Coach. She specializes in helping clients lose weight and eliminate food and weight issues. She is the author of “How To Stop Food Cravings and Lose Weight With EFT” and the EFT Weight Loss CD.