Who likes the feeling of deprivation? I certainly don’t. Dread related to feeling deprived can stop people from making positive changes in their diet, particularly if they currently partake in something known to be less than healthy or even dangerous. Today’s tapping is short, but is a starting place for addressing the fear of deprivation.
Say this statement aloud, “I will feel deprived if I cannot eat my favorite foods.” How true does that feel to you? Rate it on the 0-10 scale (10=is very strong or very true.)
Setup (Karate Chop Point): Even though I am afraid of how I will feel if I don’t eat my favorite foods. I choose to love and accept myself anyway. Even though I am sure I will feel deprived without my favorite foods, I am hopeful that I can find other sources of pleasure in my life. Even though the fear of deprivation is very strong for me, I am beginning to consider small diet changes that will help me to be healthy and happy.
Eyebrow…I feel deprived
Side of Eye…I want to eat my favorite foods
Under the Eye…I don’t want to feel deprived
Under the Nose…I need to eat or I will feel deprived
Chin…I will do anything to avoid that feeling
Under the Arm…Fear of deprivation
Top of Head…This strong feeling of deprivation
Say the original statement again, “I will feel deprived if I cannot eat my favorite foods?” How true does that feel to you now? Did specific foods pop in your mind? Continue tapping about how it would feel to not eat those foods or to eat them less often. Did your mind drift to specific thoughts, feelings, or sensations related to deprivation? Continue tapping about how much you want to avoid those thoughts, feelings, and sensations.
Remember you can find these and other tapping exercises to assist in your health and wellness in Don’t Diet: Reprogram Your Weight With Meridian Tapping.
Questions or suggestions? I’d love to hear from you.