Paul McKenna And EFT: Can He *Make* You Thin?

He says so . . .

Does that make it true?

There’s been a lot of discussion about the new TV series on TLC with Paul McKenna, called "I Can Make You Thin."

Of course, no one can "make" you thin, but it’s a compelling title, don’t you think?

As I watched the show, I couldn’t help thinking that Paul McKenna has a very powerful personality – very, very persuasive. It reminded me of Ronald Reagan in the 80’s and how he won over the American people with his smooth and persuasive style.

Paul McKenna is also a highly skilled and persuasive speaker. He’s a hypnotist, so he has that very smooth way of speaking.

Not to take anything away from what he is saying.

"What" he is saying is very, very true. He has 4 simple rules for eating:

1. When you are hungry, go and eat (Imagine that!)

2. Eat what you want, not what you think you should.

3. When you eat, eat consciously.

4. When you think you are full, stop.

Now . . . these rules make all the sense in the world. It’s the same thing many authors (including yours truly) have been saying for years.

Paul just says it with a lot of pizzazz and a really glitzy stage show!

It’s the opposite of the diet mentality.

Sounds simple.

If everyone ate when they were hungry and stopped when
you think you are full, no one would have a weight problem.

What gets in the way is emotional eating – eating in response to stress, emotions and fatigue.

Paul handles emotions in short order with EFT (he actually uses TFT). It’s a great demonstration of how quick and easy the tapping technique is. You don’t need diets – they will only make you miserable!

There are some things I don’t agree with — I’ve never liked using negative associations to get yourself to stop doing something. Paul McKenna uses those liberally. He teaches you to associate your favorite foods with whatever disgusts you the most. This technique works, but it’s unnecessary and painful.

Watch the show – it’ll do you good. And with Paul, it’s good entertainment.

P.S. Check out the new EFT Weight Loss CD: It’s getting rave reviews!

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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3 thoughts on “Paul McKenna And EFT: Can He *Make* You Thin?

  1. I have read your post about Paul Mc Kenna. And it makes me think of one of my client who reported about a book written by a man in France who lost weight. He stopped feeling guilty each time he ate and ate consciously and lost 85 kilos. He was 185 kilos to start with. It’s huge. So there might be some truth in there. Of course it doesnt cover the emotions. But he would probably lose the rest he needs to by addressing the emotional problems.

  2. I watched the Paul McKenna TV program and while I don’t visualize my food as something that disgusts me , I did find some of his efforts as really good. I do the EFT weight loss every night before I go to be and after my round of Eft weight loss I do another round of
    Head :”I eat when I’m hungry”.
    Inside eyes:” I eat what I want when I’m hungry”.
    Under eyes: “I eat slowly, enjoying every bite”.
    Under nose: “I put my fork or spoon down between bites”.
    Chest: “At the first sign of feeling full I quit eating”.
    Under arm: “At the first sign of feeling full I quit eating”.
    It really helps me.
    If you wish feel free to use this however you wish.
    Karen L. Judd

  3. The negative association technique has been super effective for me in controlling my cravings since seeing it on his show. But I agree that it’s painful. I especially appreciated your tip in today’s newsletter about using EFT and visualization of a positive emotion. That will definitely be a nice alternative to causing myself to gag at the thought of food. 😉

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