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Tap Away Snacky Cravings



Over the last four months, I've spoken to many people who have felt much healthier eating at home and having a little more time to exercise than they would normally, due to 'lock down life.' However, just as many people have felt that they've eaten slightly more than they might have otherwise, with some admitting that they've done less exercise and also developed a taste for some unhealthy snacking on a more regular basis - resulting in a few extra pounds now needing to be shed.


Getting back into a regular exercise regime is on many people's minds, especially with swimming pools and gyms re-opening at the end of this month. Stopping the snacking may be easier once back in such a more normal routine - but in case it continues to be a struggle. Here's a quick tapping script to help when you think you want a few chocolate biscuits, a bag of sweets or a family sized bag of crisps!


Using the tapping points below:

EFT Tapping Points 1.Side of Hand (SH also known as KC point) 2.Eyebrow (EB) 3.Side of Eye (SE) 4.Under Eye (UE) 5.Under Nose (UN)* 6.Chin (CH)

7.Collarbone (CB)

8.Under Arm (UA)

9.Top of Head (TH)

*The under the nose (UN) point is still recommended as being avoided by EFT international - you can simply avoid it altogether or imagine you are tapping that point when you get to it.


Begin with a very simple phrase - it might help to get the item you are craving if you have any in the cupboard (e.g. a chocolate biscuit or bag of crisps) whatever it is you are desiring to eat, but which you know deep down might not be what your body needs for it's highest good.


Unwrap the bar of chocolate or the biscuits, alternatively open the back of crisps and smell them.


Don't eat one, just smell and score how much you want that snack out of ten (with 0 being 'not at all' and 10 being 'I want this snack more than anything in the world at this moment').


SH: Even though I really want this chocolate bar, biscuit, cake or bag of crisps (use whichever you are craving), I love and accept myself anyway. SH: Even though I really want this snack, but maybe it's not the best thing for my body, I still want to eat it more than anything right now - I love, honour and accept myself completely.

SH: Even though deep down I know that this snack might not be particularly good for my body, I don't care and I want to eat it - but I love, honour and accept myself anyway.


Go to the eyebrow point and tap firmly but gently through the points:

EB: I really want this snack (chocolate bar, biscuit, cake, crisps) SE: I know it's not particularly good for me but I want it UE: It's just so tasty and I love eating it UN: I really want to eat this snack (chocolate bar, biscuit, cake, crisps) CH: Just thinking about eating it is making me salivate CB: I just need to eat this snack (chocolate bar, biscuit, cake, crisps) UA: I just love the taste and for a few moments I feel happy eating it TH: I just want to eat this snack (chocolate bar, biscuit, cake, crisps) so much


Repeat this tapping round another once or twice and then take a deep breath in through the nose and release through the mouth.


Check back into your score out of ten. Has it changed? Has it gone down? It may have gone up (that's ok).


Take your chosen snack (be it chocolate, cake, biscuits or crisps - or any other snack that mightn't be the healthiest for your body) and smell it again. Now check in once more with your score? Has this changed? Make a note of this score out of ten and carry on tapping.


SH: Even though I still really want this chocolate bar, biscuit, cake or bag of crisps (use whichever you are craving) and I know it's maybe not that good for me to eat, but I want it ao much. I love and accept myself anyway. SH: Even though I just really want to eat this snack and maybe I know that it's not the best thing for my body, but I still want to eat it more than anything right now - I love, honour and accept myself completely.

SH: Even though deep down I know that this snack might not be particularly good for me physically, I don't care and still I want to eat it - I love, honour and accept myself anyway.


EB: I still really want to eat this snack (chocolate bar, biscuit, cake, crisps) SE: I know that maybe it's not that good for me, but I just want to eat it UE: It's so tasty and I love eating it, even if it's not really nutritionally helping my body UN: I just really want to eat this snack (chocolate bar, biscuit, cake, crisps) CH: Just thinking about eating it is still making me salivate because I just want it now CB: I still need to eat this snack (chocolate bar, biscuit, cake, crisps) UA: I love the taste so much and for a few moments it'll make be feel happy TH: I just want to eat this snack (chocolate bar, biscuit, cake, crisps) so much


Repeat this tapping round using whatever words seem true for you about the craving for this snack. Then take a deep breath in through the nose and release slowly out of the mouth. Take the snack that you opened at the beginning of this session and smell it.


Has your score out of ten gone down? What do you feel when you now smell the chocolate or the crisps (or whatever it is you were craving)? If you still really want them - try another round of tapping until that craving subsides.


Of course, having the odd unhealthy snack is not a huge issue, but when the odd snack becomes a daily, twice daily or more 'go to', this may become more of an issue for your overall health and well-being. Often times your body wants something to calm it down, to give it a lift or to 'fill a hole' and despite the short term effect that the chocolate or crisps etc may have, that rarely satiates and you often start craving more of the same.


Why not try some tapping and see how it can help alleviate cravings for unhealthy snacks when they crop up! You many find that your body's innate knowing for what it really needs to be fed will start growing stronger and you'll automatically begin to choose healthier snack options (no will power involved) just a natural gravitational pull to the healthy aisle.


Happy tapping!






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