Although this is not as true as it used to be, I do sometimes feel my cravings always win. Some days are definitely worse than others. What follows is a tapping exercise for those rough days. One way to make this even more effective is to have the item you are craving right there where you can see it and smell it. If you choose that option please be sure to rate the intensity of your craving on the 0-10 scale (10 is severe) before you get started.
Setup (while tapping the karate chop point): Even thought it seems like my cravings always win, I deeply and completely love and accept myself anyway. Even though it seems like my cravings always win, I choose to continue to try. My cravings are part of me, and I accept myself.
Eyebrow…My cravings always win
Side of Eye…So it doesn’t seem worth it to even try to resist
Under the Eye…I might as well just go ahead and eat it
Under the Nose…If I fight it and then lose, I just end up feeling worse
Chin…Even though it seems that my cravings always win
Collarbone…I know that it isn’t really true
Under the Arm…Sometimes I am able to resist
Top of Head…I am open to learning about what makes me more successful
Eyebrow…At one time and less successful at another
Side of Eye…My cravings don’t always win
Under the Eye…My cravings sometimes win
Under the Nose…In reality, my cravings aren’t against me
Chin…They are part of me
Collarbone…My cravings are a signal that something needs my attention
Under the Arm…I can choose to deal with it with or without food
Top of Head…I can choose to continue toward my goals
Take a deep breath and let it out. Now say the statement aloud “My cravings always win” and re-rate the intensity. What do you notice now? Did anything shift? Once the intensity is at or below a 3, consider tapping on what your cravings might be signaling for you.