Transform Your Body with EFT Tapping for Weight Loss
In this article, you will learn about food cravings, causes and impacts of over-eating, the steps to eliminate food cravings and lose weight using Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Tapping, and the efficacy of EFT in your weight loss journey.
Do you feel frustrated with weight gain?
Are you struggling with losing weight?
Perhaps you're longing for a magical solution that could effortlessly melt away the excess fat. Yet, despite your efforts and constant dieting, you haven't come across that elusive remedy.
Many believe that calorie counting, low-fat diets, and intense workout routines are the keys to shedding pounds. However, these approaches often yield short-lived outcomes, leading to weight regain or hitting frustrating plateaus.
But what if there's an underlying, undiscovered cause behind weight gain? What if addressing this hidden factor could trigger natural weight loss?
Indeed, the answer lies in our emotions, particularly binge eating patterns, and our energy systems, combined with our eating habits.
Unlocking this enigma involves tackling emotional stress and challenging limiting thoughts. Once these aspects are addressed, the journey to weight loss becomes smoother, without the need for intricate diets or rigorous exercise regimens.
"Successful weight loss takes programming, not will power."
HOW ARE FOOD CRAVINGS AND BODY WEIGHT CONNECTED?
A food craving is defined by a compelling desire for a specific type of eatable, often occurring on a recurring basis.
As proposed by the conditioning model, hunger pangs can be triggered by external factors (such as watching television) or internal cues (like feeling sad) in conjunction with the consumption of certain foods. These hunger pangs are estimated to contribute to nearly 11% of the variance in eating behaviors and subsequent increases in weight (1).
When a craving takes hold, one's capacity for making rational choices diminishes as brain chemistry takes control. This propensity can lead to overindulgence in favorite foods, subsequently resulting in an increase in weight.
The release of stress hormones, when one feels anxious or experiences psychological distress, may inadvertently trigger these hunger pangs. Furthermore, issues such as depression can contribute to hunger pangs, with individuals seeking solace in comfort foods to alleviate negative emotions.
CAUSES OF OVER-EATING
Overeating, a complex phenomenon, is often influenced by a myriad of factors spanning biological, psychological, social, and emotional realms.
Understanding its causes and impacts is crucial for anyone seeking to manage their consumption habits and overall well-being.
IMPACTS OF OVER-EATING
The impacts of overeating reverberate across physical, mental, and emotional well-being:
HOW TO ELIMINATE HUNGER PANGS?
It's all too familiar—those few extra pounds that seem to creep in after special occasions, like birthdays or vacations. Blame it on those relentless hunger pangs that appear unexpectedly, catching us off guard and leaving us defenseless.
Pizza, chocolate, cake, chips, and ice cream—these indulgences are often the culprits because of their high sugar, fat, and carbohydrate content. These hankerings can derail weight loss efforts and even trigger bingeing.
Mindful eating and balanced meals are a strategic way to approach your weight loss journey. Other than that, the solution I recommend addressing the core of weight accumulation and enable effective weight loss is the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).
This alternative therapy helps address deep-rooted emotional connections to hankerings, clearing the way for healthier choices and weight loss. By doing so, it uncovers and clears the root causes of these patterns, allowing for a sustainable transformation in consumption habits and overall well-being.
EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE (EFT) FOR LOSING WEIGHT
The revolutionary concept of EFT Tapping for weight loss doesn't solely revolve around restraining oneself from specific foods.
It entails delving into the emotional freedom technique, targeting deep-seated emotions and psychological triggers.
By addressing the root cause—the emotional component—EFT Tapping contributes to a holistic transformation, facilitating sustainable weight loss and improved overall well-being.
EFT Tapping steps to overcome emotional bingeing and lose weight:
Begin by identifying the food that triggers your emotional bingeing. Consider items like chocolates, cakes, samosas, chips, or pizza.
Place the chosen item on a tissue and experience it through your senses. Smell and touch it without tasting it. Engage with the substance, but do not eat it.
Reflect on the sensory attributes of the item—its smell, touch, appearance, and feel. Acknowledge its qualities, such as "It's so crunchy and sweet!"
Apply gentle tapping to the meridian points while uttering the exact feelings you associate with the substance. For instance, say, "Even though it's so crunchy and sweet, I love and accept myself."
Continue tapping until the intensity of your emotional response lessens. Use the karate chop and acupressure points, focusing on the emotions associated with the item. While using the karate chop point, start reinforcing positive thoughts.
Explore your feelings around the substance's smell and recall instances when you haven't felt the same way before.
If emotional bingeing is a factor, delve into memories linked to the craving. Smell the item again and notice how its scent might alter—for instance, chocolates smelling like chemicals or chips resembling oil.
Recognise that emotional bingeing might be filling an emotional void like comfort, safety, love, or protection.
During the tapping, make sure to target certain points while using positive affirmations to support your progress.
Repeat tapping across various meridian points, emphasising positive affirmations and the tapping.
Focus on releasing negative emotions, allowing positive energies to flow.
Tap the meridian points (especially under the arm) gently and rest assured that the process is guiding you toward relieving emotional pain.
Continue tapping on different points, engaging with the tapping process wholeheartedly.
Utilise positive affirmations consistently, reiterating your commitment to weight loss and emotional well-being.
Remember that tapping can be instrumental in alleviating emotional pain and fostering healthier habits.
By incorporating these steps into your routine, you can address emotional bingeing, tap into acupressure points, and utilise tapping for weight loss effectively.
This comprehensive approach combines sensory engagement, meridian point stimulation, and positive affirmations to help you achieve your goals and relieve emotional distress.
EFFICACY OF EFT TAPPING FOR WEIGHT LOSS
These cravings may not be solely related to eating habits but might also have underlying profound emotional triggers. As an illustration, I recognised that my yearning for a chocolate bar was linked to feelings of being unloved.
It remains imperative to delve into the root causes of such cravings and address them at their source for lasting and sustainable outcomes.
I am still a work in progress; however, I now know how I can live a happier, healthier craving free life. I still enjoy that occasional bar of chocolate, the guilt I had when I ate that is no longer there.
Dr Rangana Rupavi Choudhuri (PhD)
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