Is It Possible to Think Yourself Thin?

Heather went from a size 18 to an 8 using a method called the emotional freedom technique (EFT) to transform her body. Could this thought based method be the secret to ending yo-yo dieting?

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Heather describes her weight loss, which happened in 9 months, as effortless. She was addicted to sugar and ate crap all day long. But doing "tapping" with the EFT technique completely took away her cravings! In the past she had struggled sticking with exercise routines and diets, which added to her guilt cycle. 

She credits EFT with releasing energy blockages in her body, which is a technique all based on energy points on your face and body. Much like acupuncture, you use your fingertips to tap on certain energy points to rewire your brain. 

Heather walks The Doctors through the technique, starting with a few deep breaths. She then instructs to use your fingertips to tap on the "karate-chop" point on your hand. She then asks everyone to repeat after her, "Even though I feel uncomfortable in my body I'm choosing to lovingly accept myself now." And you would take yourself through that process three times before moving onto the top of your head, the next energy point. 

Heather points out, "What happens is I worked on my emotional connection with food, you know when I was upset and I'd be [having] cravings, and sugar cravings I'd do this tapping technique and the other brain training techniques that I use, but the EFT is the most powerful. But I found that I would just be thinking differently. I wouldn't be as upset and reaching for biscuits." 

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Of course Heather changed her diet and exercise habits, but the biggest difference is that she didn't dread it or have to convince herself. 

"I always say if you're going to try and change your body and physique, do no harm. The best way to do it is healthy eating, exercise but it all starts between the ears," says ER physician Dr. Travis Stork, who loves the idea of using the mind / body connection.

For more information on EFT and Heather's techniques, click here. 

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