I confess. Sometimes I eat food just because it is there. I don’t think it really is out of boredom because I’m almost never bored. I have lots of things that I want to do and enjoy doing. Perhaps it is just habit.
In the tapping example below I have added a tapping point that isn’t part of my regular tapping routine. It is labeled wrists. At the point turn the underside of your wrists toward each other and tap them together.
Setup (while tapping karate chop point): Even though I have a tendency to eat food just because it is there, I love and accept myself, even though I have unhealthy behaviors. Even though I eat food without any real good reason, I am learning to love and accept myself anyway. Even though I eat food, and I don’t even know why, I choose to love and accept myself anyway.
Eyebrow…I seem to eat food for no good reason
Side of Eye…If it is there — I eat it
Under the Eye…I eat food even when I’m not hungry
Under the Nose…Heck, sometimes I eat food that I don’t particularly like
Chin…My tendency to eat food just because it is available
Collarbone…Is not good for my body
Under the Arm…And when I notice what I am doing
Wrists…I feel like a failure
Top of Head…This tendency to constantly eat is not a behavior that I want to continue
Eyebrow…I’ve tried to manage it by not having food around
Side of Eye…But that isn’t realistic
Under the Eye…I can limit the choices, but it won’t stop my overeating
Under the Nose…I don’t really believe that I eat food just because it is there
Chin…I believe there is another reason. One I am not yet aware of
Collarbone…When I catch myself eating I choose to stop and consider why
Under the Arm…There is a reason behind everything I do
Wrists…It is up to me to figure out why
Top of Head…Then I can change my behavior more easily.