Do you struggle with food craving, binging and emotional eating?
Do you feel like you are addicted to carbs?
When you want to lose weight, you may think you KNOW what to do, but that’s only the first part of problem. We ALL know what we want to do, but how often are you able to consistently stay on course? People say that they have stopped addictions – like cigarette smoking, MANY times. But they have gone back to smoking one time more than they have quit. It’s the same thing with dieting.
Most people think that the way to lose weight is by cutting calories and exercising. Yes, you may lose weight in the beginning, but soon your weight loss is going to slow down to a crawl. You’ll probably get really frustrated, and think: “WHY should I eat like a rabbit, and exercise like a race horse, when I’m only losing ¼ of a pound a week??“
That’s when people give up, and go back to their regular eating habits. And slowly, but surely the weight comes back – PLUS, Punishment Pounds for going on a diet in the first place! That’s what’s called the yo-yo syndrome. You go down, you go up!
I KNOW that dieting isn’t the way to keep the weight off. If it were, why would 95% of all people regain the weight they lost within a few months to a couple of years? There are PLENTY of people with a LOT of self-discipline. The fact is, the very concept of low calorie dieting is flawed, and I never encourage anyone to go on a calorie restricted diet and increase their exercise. It’s exactly the WRONG thing to do if you want to lose weight and keep it off.
Do You Always Do The Things You KNOW You Should Do?
But the other important issue is: How do you continue to do the things you KNOW you want to do (e.g. stop eating carbs) when you are at a party, and practically ALL of the foods are high in carbs? How do you refuse your mother in law’s specialty dish, that’s filled with the foods you are trying to avoid? How do you go out to a pizza place and find something to eat?
In essence, how do you take what you know, and make it become what you do? There’s a big gap between those two: one is in your head (knowing), and the other is in your body (doing). That is the difficulty for most people. That’s where will and won’t power; discipline, conviction are the actions you want to sustain.
Carbs ARE Addictive
For many people, eating carbs is almost like an addiction! In fact, eating carbs has a reaction in your brain that stimulates the release of serotonin. This neurotransmitter chemical promotes feelings of satisfaction and pleasure and decreases depression! This is identical to the brain process that occurs when you use addictive substances such as cigarettes and cocaine! So when you think about cutting down on carbs, it can be a difficult process if you are only going to rely on your will power and discipline!
A Technique That Actually Can Banish Addictive Behavior
Many people do not realize that there is a way to break addictions that doesn’t rely on mind over matter. It’s called EFT, Emotional Freedom Technique or meridian tapping. It’s an energy medicine practice that is finally becoming more well-known because it works! One of the best things about Tapping is that you can do it in the presence of the foods you are craving, and watch how your desire for them melts away!
EFT uses tapping points on the face and body that are associated with acupuncture points used for thousands of years by the Chinese. Although acupuncture has not been widely used in the west, more people are learning about it, and benefitting from the use of the painless, tiny needles that unblock energy that is stuck along the meridians in the body.
The Chinese have even used acupuncture to block pain during open heart surgery! So you can be assured it’s not some mind over matter, or placebo effect that’s at work.
Negative thoughts, and feelings that have become habitual can change your physiology, and change connections in your brain’s synapses which work against getting you attaining your highest well-being. Although EFT doesn’t use needles, it is self-administered (after you learn how to use it) and it is extremely effective! It’s been used to relieve pain, improve sleep, for strong emotions, PTSD, and a myriad of other causes. It’s great to help you with cravings, binging and emotional eating.
I suggest you look at Youtube videos to see how to tap. Make sure you are experiencing a strong feeling when you do your tapping series, and then watch how that carb addiction seems to become a thing of the past!