Sometimes it is easy to eat a healthy diet, and other times — not so much! Here is a tapping sequence I’ve used during those tougher times.
The setup (tap on karate chop point). This dieting is getting really hard. Anything that is this hard is probably too hard for me. Controlling my appetite is hard. Controlling my cravings is even harder than controlling my appetite. Planning ahead is hard. Avoiding sugary snacks is hard. Reading labels is hard. Eating a healthy diet is getting really hard. I don’t want to do hard things. I want everything to be easy. I feel like giving up because this is hard. I acknowledge my frustration. I acknowledge my fatigue. I acknowledge my cravings. I acknowledge my appetite. I acknowledge my lack of energy and motivation. Most of all, I acknowledge that these feelings are okay and I’m okay.
Eyebrow…Dieting is really hard
Side of Eye…It’s too hard for me
Under the Eye…I feel like giving up
Nose…I want to eat more food than my body needs
Chin…I don’t want to plan ahead anymore
Collarbone…It is too much work
Under the Arm…It takes too much time
Top of Head…I want it to be easy
Eyebrow…I am really frustrated right now
Side of Eye…I am frustrated with my body
Under the Eye…I am frustrated with my metabolism
Nose…I am so tired of this
Chin…This dieting is so very hard
Collarbone…I am losing my motivation
Under the Arm…This dieting is getting really hard
Eyebrow…I don’t like these feelings
Side of Eye…I don’t believe I should really feel this way
Under the Eye…I’m supposed to enjoy everything all the time
Nose…There must be something wrong with me
Chin…I am trying
Collarbone…I haven’t given up yet
Under the Arm…These feelings are only temporary
Top of Head…It may be hard but I choose to remember that I am worth it.
Take a deep breath and let it out slowly. Did anything shift for you? I’d love some feedback on this. Let me know how it worked for you.