I’ve put together today’s tips and EFT tapping script to help us all eat mindfully. Mindful eating can really help us to create a positive relationship with food, make better food choices and eat healthier.
I’ve been reading a lot about mindfulness recently and I’ve definitely been trying to be more mindful in all areas of my life but what I want to focus on today is specifically eating mindfully.
I know that there are definitely times when I just eat and I’m doing it on autopilot. I’m not paying any attention to what I’m eating and I’m sure we’ll all agree that this can often lead to overeating. It does in my world anyway.
When you eat mindfully, you are completely aware of what you’re eating, the taste, the smell… You’re also fully aware of how much you’re enjoying the food.
When you eat mindfully, you slow down and become really aware of your food, your feelings, and your thoughts.
I’m a firm believer that the more mindful we are when we eat, the easier it will be to naturally lose weight and return to our naturally slim weight.
Below I’ve included a full EFT script for eating mindfully and I’ve included some tips on how to effectively use EFT – Then I’ve added a few tips on how I’m eating more mindfully. If you have any further tips of your own, I’d really love you to share the in the comments. Oh and I’ve also added some affirmations with images to help you remember to eat more mindfully.
This is a packed post and I really do hope you find it helpful in your own life.
EFT Tapping Tips
If you’re completely new to EFT – Emotional Freedom Techniques, please take some time to familiarise yourself with the tapping points and join in with a few of my EFT scripts – EFT Videos
Take a few nice, slow deep breaths before starting.
Get up and shake your arms and legs, jog on the spot, anything to get your body moving a bit.
As you’re tapping, take it slow and remember nice slow breathing as you go.
Drink water before and after tapping.
Before you start tapping today, just take a minute now to think about eating a meal – Really calm your breathing. Imagine the smell and the look of the meal nicely displayed on your plate.
Now just take a moment to really appreciate the food. Now start tapping.
Tap the EFT points listed below in turn and say the statement to the side. Tap gently and remember to keep your breathing nice and calm.
EFT Script to eat mindfully
Side of the hand – I’m tapping today to help me become more mindful when I eat (repeat 3 times before moving on)
Top of the head: Instead of rushing my meals, I now slow down and really enjoy my food
Forehead: I now eat mindfully
Start of the eyebrow: I take the time to really appreciate everything I eat
Side of the eye: I now eat mindfully
Under the eye: I am calm and relaxed when I eat
Under the nose: I now eat mindfully
The Chin (between the base of the chin and bottom lip): I am totally aware as I eat
Collar bone (tap around the dip where bones meet): I now eat mindfully
Tap wrists together: I pay attention to my thoughts
Side of thumb: I now eat mindfully
Side-Index finger: I pay attention to my feelings
Side-Middle finger: I now eat mindfully
Side-Ring finger: I really enjoy my food
Side-little finger: I now eat mindfully
Side of the hand: I love and respect myself totally
Go through the whole script as many times as you want. My advice is to use this script regularly. Maybe try taking a couple of minutes before you eat to run through the script.
If you’re in public, try tapping the side of your hand and repeating in your mind – I eat mindfully.
Download and print out the full script – EFT tapping Script to Eat Mindfully and keep reading, I’ve got some fabulous affirmations that will further support you.
I’ve also included some affirmations below with images to further support you in eating more mindfully. Before I share these fabulous affirmations with you, I’d like to let you know about EFT for Weight Loss Scripts download that I’ve created to really go deep and shift limiting beliefs and clear energy blocks. Check out the download below.
Scroll down for my Eating Mindfully Tips plus affirmations with images to help you remember to eat more mindfully.
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Tips for Eating Mindfully
When I first got into living more mindfully, I suppose the first area of my life I looked at was the things I bring into my home and the things I already had in my home.
I had a massive de-clutter and then another even more ruthless de-clutter, this is an ongoing process. I get more ruthless every time I do this process and I’m super careful about not bringing more clutter into my home.
If I was about to buy something, I would ask these three questions…
- Do I love it?
- Do I need it?
- Will if greatly impact my life of my son’s life for the better?
If I answered yes to any of the above, I would then ask …
- Can I buy it somewhere else cheaper? For the same quality
- Can I Buy it second hand? Please note this doesn’t always apply
- Am I buying the best version of this? Again this doesn’t necessarily mean the most expensive or the cheapest. For example, If I needed a new pair of boots, I am more than happy to raid 2nd hand stores or ebay. I absolutely hate new boots. But if I needed new underwear, I want new and the best quality I can afford.
So let’s look at how this kind of questioning can apply to Eating Mindfully too.
- Do I really need this or do I just want it? Sometimes it’s okay if it’s a want, but make sure you’re making the decision mindfully.
- Is it going to help me to achieve my weight loss goal and health goal?
- Is there a better option that will support me in achieving my health and weight loss goals.
The Mindful Eating Prayer
This is not a religious thing really but when I was at school we all used to have to say a prayer before mealtime. I was thinking about this and about how I no longer do this and I thought it would definitely help.
I really look at the food before I begin eating and I say thank you for the food. I pay attention to the colours the smells and try to think about where the food came from and what it took to actually have it here in front of me now.
I try to do the same thing when preparing food.
A simple thank you before eating is powerful.
Affirmations for Eating Mindfully
You can use these as affirmations as you prepare your meals, waiting for a meal to be served or even whilst you’re eating.
Affirmations are positive statements that support us in achieving the things we want.
Affirmation: I take the time to really appreciate everything I eat.
Affirmation: I now slow down and really enjoy my food
Affirmation: I now eat mindfully
Affirmation: I love and respect myself totally
Using the EFT script and then supporting your tapping with the affirmations will be powerful. Also, try to come up with your own affirmations to support you.
Remember to get the download of the Eat Mindfully Script