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Friday, May 9, 2008

Tap your way to thinness.......

So, today I thought I'd try something different here. Instead of my typical ramblings about who knows what, I figured I'd share something a bit educational. Well, I don't know if you can call it educational....it's more informational. Did anyone ever watch the show "I Can Make You Thin with Paul McKenna". I'll be honest, I never even heard of it. Toni and I stumbled upon it awhile back. I'll be honest....it does draw you in. Maybe it's just me but I am a sucker for real life, heart wrenching testimonials. And, boy does this show got them! Each person has a story about their struggles with weight. There's crying and clapping and hugs and all that good support group stuff. And it's real people. My kind of show! And, to top it off---I can empathize...BIG TIME! When that lady got up and talked about mindlessly eating an entire back of chips and then crying the next day when she could not fit into her jeans, I just wanted to hug her myself and say "get a lapband....".
Anyway, being the life long dieter that I am, I figured I had tried every diet and weight loss technique known to mankind. But, just when I thought I knew it all and done it all.....this guy comes along and says all it takes is a little tapping. Who knew? And, you don't even need tap shoes (thank God because I threw those out years ago). It's just this tapping thing. Now, I've never tried it....I'm not very coordinated and I do get distracted easily. However, I have been planning to give it a whirl. I'll just have to do some practice sessions. Just because I have my lapband doesn't mean I don't get cravings......

Go ahead, read for yourself and have a great weekend. Don't forget to TAP.......

The Tapping Technique
1. I want you get the biggest desire for a food that you can right now. If you don’t have a big enough craving, put this technique to one side and come back to it when you’re really feeling it.
2. Focus on this craving for a moment, and when you’ve thought of that I’d like you to rate your desire for a food on a scale of 1-10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 the highest. This is important, because in a moment we want to know how much you’ve reduced it.
3. On a scale of 1- 10, how strong is your craving? Remember, if you’re not really craving a bite (i.e. your craving is not at least a 7), come back to this technique later.
4. Now take two fingers of either hand and tap about ten times under your collarbone while you continue to think about eating.
5. Now tap under your eye ten times.
6. Now tap under your collarbone again.
7. Place your other hand in front of you and tap on the back of it between your ring finger and your little finger. Continue to think about your desire for food as you do this and each of the steps which follow:
  • Close your eyes and open them.
  • Keep your head still, keep tapping and look down to the right then down to the left.
  • Keep tapping and rotate your eyes round 360 degrees clockwise, and now 360 degrees anti-clockwise.
Remember to keep thinking about the food you were craving as you do this!
  • Now hum the first few lines of ‘Happy Birthday’ out loud.
  • Count out loud from 1 to 5.
  • Once again hum the first few lines of ‘Happy Birthday’ out loud.
8. Stop and check – on a scale from 1 to 10, what number is your craving at now?
If it hasn’t completely gone yet, just repeat this sequence again until it does.

1 comment:

MariB said...

Judi,
Is this for real? Too funny.
Have a great weekend!
MariB