Do you have a habit of bedtime snacking? We all know it isn’t good for us for a whole lot of different reasons. Give the following tapping exercise a try.
Setup: Even though I feel like I need a snack before bed, I choose to consider the possibility that this is just a habit, not a need. Even though I feel like I need a snack before bed, I choose to address my feelings about bedtime without always turning to food. Even though I feel like I need a snack before bed, I choose to love, honor, and accept myself.
Eyebrow…I always want a bedtime snack
Side of Eye…As soon as I decide it is bedtime
Under the Eye…I automatically start thinking about food
Under the Nose…I’ve had a bedtime snack
Chin…Since I was a tiny child
Collarbone…It might have made sense for me then
Under the Arm…But I know it doesn’t really make sense for me now
Top of Head…Snacks before bed used to make me feel loved and cared for
Eyebrow…Now it is just something I do
Side of Eye…My body doesn’t need the food so that I can sleep
Under the Eye…In fact, sugary snacks probably interfere with my sleep
Under the Nose…Let’s face it
Chin…I love food, and food makes me feel loved
Collarbone…We all want to feel loved
Under the Arm…But I know that food doesn’t really do that for me
Top of Head…I am open to more clarity about this issue
If you are lucky, this might be enough to turn things around for you. More likely than not, you will need to do some additional tapping at bedtime about whatever feelings and thoughts you are noticing as you are ready to reach for that bedtime snack. Hopefully, the above tapping gives you a starting point.
This tapping is exercise 15 in Don’t Diet: Reprogram Your Weight With Meridian Tapping. Check it out and notice the bonus tapping exercise for body image that is included with it.