Do you eat large amounts of food when you’re not even hungry? Or maybe just a little bit of extra food every day that you really don’t need, or even want? If so, you may be unconsciously driven by a need to protect yourself.
If you were verbally, emotionally, sexually, or physically abused that can easily account for this extra eating. At some level you feel that this extra fat will buffer you and protect you from further abuse. Chances are this event or series of events happened many years ago. Now you no longer need this protection, but still need a way to release this self-protective drive and the eating habit that goes with it.
Here’s a script you can use to work it out. If you’ve never tapped before, please download my Quick Start Guide first and find out how to tap. Just go to: www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com
Give this challenge a SUD level: How strong is your need to have extra fat on your body to protect yourself? Then let’s start tapping at the karate chop point.
Even though eating helps me feel protected from abusive people, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
Even though I’m afraid to not have a buffer against the world, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
Even though I eat to feel safe, I accept who I am and how I feel.
Top of Head: This extra layer of fat keeps me safe.
Inside the Eye: I don’t want to risk being abused any more.
Outside the Eye: If I’m thin I’ll have no way to protect myself.
Under the Eye: I’m focusing on the food but it’s not about the food.
Under the Nose: It really feels uncomfortable to have no padding between me and the world.
Under the Mouth: I don’t want to look too attractive because someone might bother me.
Collarbone: If I’m unattractive no one will pay any attention to me.
Underarm: I want to make sure no one bothers me.
Top of Head: Plus, I can’t be perfect anyway so why bother trying.
Inside the Eye: I was told so often that I’m not good enough, I might as well make it true.
Outside the Eye: I’m scared to come out of this protective shell.
Under the Eye: It’s easier to focus on food than on what happened to me.
Under the Nose: I don’t want to relive those hurt and scared feelings.
Under the Mouth: It’s comfortable to just be left alone.
Underarm: Being thin just isn’t safe.
KEEP TAPPING THE SAME THING FOR SEVERAL ROUNDS. WHEN YOUR SUD LEVEL HAS DROPPED AND YOU ARE FEELING BETTER ABOUT THIS CHALLENGE, THEN GO ON TO THE FOLLOWING SEQUENCE.
Top of Head: I’m no longer threatened by the person (people) who abused me before.
Inside the Eye: It happened a long time ago.
Outside the Eye: I’m grown and can take care of myself now.
Under the Eye: I can put all these all memories in a balloon and float them to outer space.
Under the Nose: I’d rather be slim, healthy, and energetic than keep up this old pattern.
Under the Mouth: This extra weight is sapping all my energy and self-confidence.
Collarbone: I can always tap away old memories if they come up while I release the extra pounds.
Underarm: It would feel wonderful to be slim and healthy. I’m now ready to do it.
Also write down whatever comes up for you when you tap, and also tap on that.
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Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions.To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com