Did you know that your brain can tell lies? Perhaps it would be more kind to say that it misinterprets information. The end result is the same. There have been multiple times when I have thought that I was hungry but my brain is lying.
Setup (while tapping your karate chop point): Even though my brain is lying to me right now and telling me I am hungry, I choose to remember that I ate a short while ago and this is just a misperception. Even though my brain is lying to me right now and telling me that I should eat, I choose to remember my health goals. Even though my brain is telling me I am hungry, I know that this cannot be the truth and I choose not to eat based on a lie.
Eyebrow…I can’t sleep because I’m hungry
Side of Eye…I want to get up out of bed and get a snack
Under the Eye…That will help me sleep
Under the Nose…No one can fall asleep when they are hungry
Chin…Certainly not me
Collarbone…But I know I’m not really hungry
Under the Arm…I ate a healthy meal just a few hours ago
Top of Head…My body got everything it needed
Eyebrow…What I’m feeling right now isn’t really hungry
Side of Eye…That is just what my brain is calling it
Under the Eye…I am probably tired, frustrated, angry, lonely, sad, or uncomfortable
Under the Nose…Food won’t fix any of those things
Chin…In fact, eating more food than my body needs will only make them worse
Collarbone…I choose to eat based on facts, not lies, misinterpretations, or misperceptions
Under the Arm…Even though I am convinced that I am hungry right now
Top of Head…I choose to love and accept myself just as I am.