Friday, November 12, 2010

EFT Tapping for Fast Eaters

How many of you are fast eaters: rushing down food and never stopping to savor the textures, flavors, and all that? How many zip through meals? How many eat so quickly that you feel that you’re never full? Well, most of us do, sadly.

Eating too fast is as horrible as eating too much. Why? The hormones measuring hunger intensity, peptide-1 and peptide YY, respond less in hare-speed eaters. That means that they eat more but never feel full. Eating more means more calories and more pounds plopped on you!

But what if you eat slowly? Doing so stimulates the hormones more, responding more effectively. They carry out stronger brain signals that tell you when you are satisfied or full. A Greek study showed that men who ate ice cream in half-an-hour felt fuller than those who did in five minutes. A Japanese study showed that those who ate at that slow pace consumed less calories at mealtime. Doing so can help you digest food more correctly.

But here's the kicker of slow eating: self-control. Simply savoring something you simply can't resist to eat slowly can help you feel full and satisfied. It gives you complete control of how much you eat, providing it's in the right portions.


Gus, you sure have learned your lesson. Next time, try EFT!

But there are some people who can't help themselves eating on the fast lane. No matter how health experts, nutritionists, and their parents admonish them to eat slower, they prefer eating at their speed. So how do they train themselves to eat slower?

Believe it or not, there are advices that train people to eat slower. One of them has a computer attached to a plate that tells them to slow down while eating. But buying that device screams "expensive" in their faces. With all that said, what can they do to slacken their eating pace?

The answer is pure and simple: play the EFT Tapping Game.

If you happen to be a fast eater, close your eyes and think about your situation at hand. Do you find speed eating a pleasure? Do you feel satisfied by eating monster portions, despite feeling hungrier? Also, look at the deep roots of your problem. Did your mother yell and chastise you to eat slower? Did she scold you on your weight, thus rushing eating in secrecy?

Rate the level of emotional pain from 1-10. If it's 8-10, do the setup. Here are some examples:
Even though my mother calls me 'fat' because I eat too fast and she scolds me for doing that, I deeply, completely, and consciously love and accept myself anyway.

Even though I can't help but eat fast and in large portions, I completely and consciously love and accept myself and choose to eat slower.

Even though I always eat fast, my mother calls me a fat goat, and I just can't help myself, I profoundly and consciously love and accept myself and choose to slow down when eating.
Next, tap a round or two of negative reminder phrases, one on each point (eyebrow, side of the eye, under the eye, under the nose, under the mouth, collarbone, under the arm, and top of the head, in that order). Think deep about the problem as you tap.* Here are some more examples:
My mother calls me fat...
I can't help myself eating fast...
I'm always a fast eater...
I'll never get full until I gulp down huge portions of food...
Next, tap another few rounds on positive reminder points. While doing this, thoroughly visualize yourself resolving that problem.* Examples include:
I love myself just the way I am..
I choose to eat slower...
I pledge to savor every aspect of each bite...
I imagine my tongue and walls of my mouth caressing the textures of food...
My teeth are chewing the food slowly...
I imagine myself chewing the food thoroughly and leisurely...
My mother would be happy if I savor my food...
She would be happier if I eat slowly...
I eat my food slowly more and more...
Rate your intensity again, If you feel that you are not at the level you want to be, tap the setup on the remaining intensity of the problem and so more rounds of tapping (negative, then positive).

To lose weight, one of the most important things to do is to eat small portions slowly. Using EFT for weight loss can help the fastest and fattest eaters to retrain themselves to savor and linger over food more and more.

*Do this on all EFT sessions!



Remember, teach yourself to slow down when eating! EFT can help you with this!

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