For many, food represents love. People often eat to recreate feelings when they felt loved, or when they felt included, paid attention to, or cared for. They may take particular pleasure in eating with friends or being given food presents like chocolate or nuts, trail mix, cake, or whatever their family and friends are into giving.
Here is a complete EFT tapping suggestion using classical EFT. This is the form of EFT that you can find on most practitioners’ websites to learn a simple version for yourself for free. EFT, short for Emotional Freedom Techniques, using Tapping (stimulation of acupressure points) while using targeted releasing wording. If you already EFT, even better. You can adapt these suggestions to whatever EFT format you use.
Setup on Karate Chop:
“Even though my mother didn’t love me, I love that Little Me anyway.”
Reminder on all the points:
“I love that Little Me anyway.”
Do this until the tears/sadness stop, and you feel like a zero out of 10, where ten is the worst you can handle, and 0 is neutral.
Setup on Karate Chop:
“Even though people showed me love, by feeding me, I love that Little Me anyway.”
Reminder on all the points:
“I love that Little Me anyway.”
Follow by…
Setup on Karate Chop:
“Even though I felt loved when people fed me, I love that Little Me anyway.”
Reminder on all the points:
“I felt loved when people fed me.”
Do this until the tears/sadness stop, and you feel like a zero out of 10, where ten is the worst you can handle, and 0 is neutral.
Follow by…
Setup on Karate Chop:
“Even though I got the attention that I so craved when people fed me, I love that Little Me anyway.”
Reminder on all the points:
“The got attention that I so craved.”
Do this until the tears stop, and you feel like a zero out of 10, where ten is the worst you can handle, and 0 is neutral.
Follow this by…
Setup on Karate Chop:
“Even though I equate food with love and attention, I love that Little Me anyway.”
Reminder on all the points:
“I give that Little Me attention and love, not food. I play with her. I praise her. I tell her how much I love her. I hug her. I tell her how much I want her.”
Do this until the tears stop, and you feel like a zero out of 10, where ten is the worst you can handle, and 0 is neutral.
Then choose a soft toy or a pillow to represent Little Me. Allow yourself to hug her and kiss her and talk sweet praise and loving to her. Could you do it for as long as you want? Allow her to absorb all the genuine love and attention.
I hope this helps. It may take a few days or weeks. Just stick at it, because it seems to be at the very core of your eating habits. Naturally, as with any alternative or complementary modality, you are advised to consult with your medical professional before trying it out.
With loving and healing thoughts, and no offer of food, just appreciation, and praise that you dared to read this.