Food addiction: Stepping Up Weight Loss With EFT

Hi Carol. I read your email and also listened to your audio about nondieting weight loss strategies.

I had already conquered a lot of stuff, but I have tapped for 2 months on weight loss with EFT — all my cravings for salty snacks, popcorn, Pepsi etc. have all disappeared but I still can't seem to lose any weight.

I used to drink at least 3 Pepsi's a day, have popcorn and or Cheetos at least once a day. I can't stand any of them anymore. I also lost any cravings for ice cream. I had already lost my taste for most sweet things. They just taste sickening to me.

You would think with all of that out of my diet I would lose some pounds but so far nothing. I use the phrase: even though I have this weight problem I completely love and accept myself and I choose to weigh 156 pounds. I saw on Gary's DVDs to go up or down a pound. It still isn't working. Do you have any suggestions? Dorothy

Hi Dorothy,

Great work so far!

You have gotten a lot of results, even though it is not showing up on the scale yet.

Here are some ideas:

1. First, try completing this statement to try to figure out what is getting in your way:

I can't lose weight because __________. (This is the most important work you will do, since it will show you where your resistance is).

Then . . . whatever comes up . . . even if it doesn't make sense, tap on that.

2. Try to make your statements as specific as possible.

For instance, "Even though I have this weight problem, . . . " is pretty general.

Instead try statements like these:

Even though I can't lose weight . . .
Even though I refuse to lose weight . . .
Even though nothing is working . . .

3. Tap on whatever your feelings are:

Even though I am so frustrated that I am not losing weight . . .

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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One thought on “Food addiction: Stepping Up Weight Loss With EFT

  1. Hi Dorothy,
    You really have done some great work. But let me make a couple of suggestions in addition to the EFT work you’re doing.
    First, try using End State Imagery. Find a comfortable position, take a few deep breaths, and allow your body to relax. Then, imagine yourself at you ideal weight. Imagine how you look, feel, comments from other people, etc.
    On an entirely different note, look closely at how much you’re currently eating. Write everything down-what you eat, when you eat, and the exact amount. You may be surprised at just how much you are eating. Many people increase the volume of their food once they take out the junk food.
    And if you aren’t exercising yet, now is the time. Ideally you’ll do some type of aerobic activity-walking is the most popular-at least 30 minutes a day. And do some resistance training. Increasing muscle mass will boost your metabolism, making it easier to lose weight.
    Hope this is helpful for you.
    Warmest Regards,
    Terry L Currier

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