The Tapping Solution for Weight Loss and Body Confidence review: Jessica Ortner’s 7-week program to build a positive body image. Free e-book and webinar.
You aren’t alone if you are struggling with body image issues. You’re not satisfied with how you look so much it makes you not feel good either. It makes you have low esteem, and it negatively affects other areas of your life – your relationships, your career, and even your health.
I have issues with my body image too. I am not fully confident about how I look that it often makes me shy when I have to walk in front of a group of people. I get the feeling that their eyes are watching me and that I have to fix my posture. It often makes me avoid crowds when I have to go out in public.
When I started Tapping, it helped me with this issue. I didn’t become super confident immediately, but I became aware of how uncomfortable I felt. Little by little, I was able to reduce feeling embarrassed about how I look. Although I’m not completely free of my shyness, I no longer let it dictate where I can or can’t go.
- What is the Tapping Solution for Weight Loss?
- 103 Disempowering Beliefs About Weight Loss PDF
- Tapping for Weight Loss Video Series
- Weight Loss and Body Confidence Webinar
- The Weird Weight-Loss Tip That Boosts Confidence and Busts Stress
- Your Emotions: The Missing Piece in Weight Loss
- Two Reasons Why Using EFT for Weight Loss Works Better Than Other Weight Loss Methods
What is the Tapping Solution for Weight Loss?
When you have body image issues, and you want to lose weight, it becomes very difficult. Not only do you have to ‘fight’ to make your body slimmer, but you also have to fight the resistance in your mind. If you’re used to the way you look, you may feel very reluctant to change what already feels familiar.
The Tapping Solution for Weight Loss and Body Confidence aims to help you with both issues. You see, losing weight isn’t only about what you eat and how you move. It’s also about how you feel about yourself and what you can achieve. It’s about how much you can love yourself – because if you don’t love yourself completely, you can’t fully commit to change.
The Tapping Solution for Weight Loss is a 7-week program made by Jessica Ortner. It’s an effective program that addresses both the physical and mental blocks that prevent weight loss. Jessica knows first-hand how difficult it feels when you’re struggling with body image issues. She was overweight herself in the past, but she was able to lose that weight when she started accepting and loving herself.
Through her program, she has helped more than 10,000 women around the world. Women that have problems with yo-yo dieting, who have lost weight but gained it back, and who just don’t fully love their bodies, find relief in Jessica’s program. One woman even lost 18 lbs in 5 months without doing a strict diet or exercise program. She did the Tapping and naturally shifted into a healthy lifestyle.
103 Disempowering Beliefs About Weight Loss PDF
You can join Jessica’s program right now, but if you want a taste of what you will get, then download her free e-book. The title is “103 Disempowering Beliefs About Weight Loss & Body Confidence and How to Eliminate Them”. The book consists of four chapters:
- Chapter 1 – Discovering Your Limiting Beliefs About Weight Loss & Body Confidence
- Chapter 2 – What “Tapping” Is and Why It Can Rewire Your Brain and Body for Weight Loss & Body Confidence
- Chapter 3 – How to Use Tapping to Change Your Beliefs About Weight Loss & Body Confidence
- Chapter 4 – What to Do Next – How to Catapult Your Results with Tapping
Jessica’s e-book walks you through an exercise to find out your limiting beliefs about weight loss. What I found through this exercise is that I have some negative beliefs about my body image. However, I was surprised to find that I also have some positive beliefs about my body. If you want to find out your good and bad beliefs about your body, do the exercise in Jessica’s e-book:
The e-book contains several Tapping scripts that help you reduce the pain you feel about your body. Once you have the pain down to less than a 5 (on a scale of 1 – 10), you can Tap on reinforcing a positive body image. Since I’ve been doing Tapping for several years, I didn’t feel that many negative feelings about my body. However, I still needed some relief, and Jessica’s Tapping scripts helped me.
My most favorite quote from Jessica’s e-book is this gem:
We wonder if we are actually flawed, when the real problem is that we haven’t yet learned how to love and respect ourselves as we are.
– Jessica Ortner
Tapping for Weight Loss Video Series
Other than the e-book, you can also sample Jessica’s 7-week program by watching her free video series. There are four videos you can watch once you sign up to download her e-book. These videos give a detailed background on Jessica’s personal weight loss experience with Tapping.
Video #1 is titled The #1 thing that sabotages your ability to lose weight and what you can do to rewire your brain to overcome this
Jessica shares her experience about feeling ashamed for eating a plate full of cookies when she was just 7 years old. She talks about how shame and stress affect our body’s ability to lose weight. Being aware of the effects of stress and our limiting beliefs and patterns is the first step towards lasting weight loss.
Video #2 is titled Creating Lasting Body Confidence with Tapping
Jessica reveals that the main problem women face is the emotional weight loss that needs to happen. She guides us through a Tapping session that is useful for both beginners and Tapping ‘veterans’. Jessica also shares a few testimonials from women who have lost weight with Tapping, such as Rhonda who lost 50 lbs without any special diet or strenuous exercise.
Video #3 is titled Tapping for Food Cravings
Jessica explains that there are four components to tap on when we are facing a problem. The first is the symptom, the second is the emotions, the third is the event, and the fourth is the belief. We feel negative symptoms caused by negative feelings. Those feelings come from an event that shaped our beliefs. By addressing these four components, it’s possible to completely clear or eliminate a problem, such as food cravings.
Video #4 is titled Moving Forward Using Tapping to Catapult Your Weight Loss Results
Jessica sums up what she shares in the other three videos and shows a few new testimonials. She shows what will be inside the 7-week program and several payment plans if you want to join.
The contents of each week in the 7-week Tapping for weight loss program:
- Week 1 – Setting Yourself Up for Success
- Week 2 – Emotional Eating and Cravings
- Week 3 – Finding the Joy in Exercise
- Week 4 – Pain Under the Weight
- Week 5 – The Power of Self-Care and Emotional Pleasure
- Week 6 – Rewriting Your Body Story
- Week 7 – Moving Forward
Every week, you get a new webinar with Jessica where you do Tapping. You also get a daily Tapping meditation audio that you can listen to every day during each respective week. On Thursdays, you get Tapping in Action sessions where Jessica taps with a group of women. Following a Tapping session is one of the most efficient ways to get the benefits of Tapping. There is also a workbook and a hidden gem – the private forum to help each other as you move along the program.
Weight Loss and Body Confidence Webinar
Other than the free videos, Jessica has a free webinar that you attend at your convenience. The webinar shares some clips of Jessica’s live group sessions. You can listen to other women who have experienced their transformation by following Jessica’s program. One woman was able to lose 20 lbs and maintain her new weight even years after following the program. Another woman doesn’t need to lose weight, but she signed up anyway to deal with her negative body image – and she solved it.
Jessica talks about her own experience with her negative body image. You can even see two before and after photos that show Jessica’s amazing transformation. What I like most about her weight loss story is that it isn’t a severely obese to amazingly fit difference – it’s a believable transformation. You can see that she grows to become a different person who is confident and happy about her body.
Jessica’s transformation is important because it makes you believe you can do it too. You may not want to get flat abs or a toned body. That’s not what Jessica’s program is about. Her program is about fully accepting your body as it is and making the necessary changes to become healthy. You transform not to look good (although you do get that benefit) – you transform to express your self-love.
It’s true that transformation can’t happen as long as we don’t love ourselves as we are. Tapping can help you eliminate the resistance to loving yourself. Then you can do the action, the diet and workout, to lose weight and it will stick. You no longer doubt yourself whether you deserve to be beautiful and happy or not. Once the inner transformation has occurred, the outer transformation follows it.
The Weird Weight-Loss Tip That Boosts Confidence and Busts Stress
From yoga to meditation, you may think you’ve done it all when it comes to managing stress. But odds are you haven’t yet heard of tapping, an intriguing combination of Eastern acupressure and Western psychology that’s been shown to reduce stress, improve mood, and even aid in weight loss. Here, Jessica Ortner, tapping expert and author of The Tapping Solution for Weight Loss and Body Confidence, gives us the scoop on this simple, slightly “woo-woo,” yet effective weight-loss technique.
Shape: First of all, what is tapping?
Jessica Ortner (JO): I like to say that tapping is like acupuncture without the needles. Intuitively, when we are stressed out, we’ll touch between our eyes or on our temples-these are two meridian points, or points of comfort. The tapping technique I use, known as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), requires you to mentally think about whatever is causing you discomfort, whether it’s anxiety, stress, or a food craving. While focusing on that issue, use your fingertips to tap five to seven times on 12 of the body’s meridian points, from the side of your hand to the top of your head.
Shape: How does it help reduce stress?
JO: When we stimulate our meridian points, we’re able to comfort our body, which then sends a calming signal to your brain that it’s safe to relax. So when you start to feel anxious, just begin to tap. It breaks the link between the thought (anxiety) and the physical response (stomach or headache).
Shape: What first drew you to tapping?
JO: I first heard about it when I was sick in bed with a sinus infection in 2004. My brother Nick had learned about tapping online, and told me to try it. He had always played practical jokes on me, so I thought he was just messing around-especially when he had me tapping on the top of my head! But I started tapping while focusing on my sinuses, and it started to relax me. Then I felt a shift-I took a breath and my sinuses had cleared up. I was blown away.
Shape: How can tapping help with weight loss?
JO: For any woman-any human, really-if we don’t find a way to deal with our anxiety, we turn to food. It becomes our anti-anxiety medication: “Maybe if I just eat enough, I’ll feel better.” If you can reduce your stress and anxiety through tapping, you start to realize that food is not going to save you.
And it’s worked for me, personally. I had been using tapping for stress relief for years, but I wasn’t using it in my struggle with my weight. I used to be so convinced that it was all about diet and exercise, but in 2008, I quit dieting and started tapping to help with my weight loss. I lost 10 pounds in the first month, then another 20-and I’ve kept it off. Tapping helped relieve all that stress and emotional baggage that had plagued my weight loss efforts before, so I could finally sense what my body needed to thrive. And the more I appreciated and loved my body the way it was, the easier it was to care for it.
Shape: How can we “tap” to overcome food cravings?
JO: While food cravings feel physical, they’re often rooted in emotions. By tapping on the craving itself-the chocolate or potato chips you’re dying to devour and how badly you want to eat them-you can lower your stress and process, and release the emotions behind the cravings. Once you do that, the craving goes away.
Shape: What’s the most important thing that women who struggle with body confidence should keep in mind?
JO: It’s not about the weight-we need to deal with that critical voice we have in our head that’s holding us back in that harmful pattern. We can lose weight and say, “Oh I still need to lose five more pounds, and then things will be different.” It makes the process of getting healthy difficult because it’s hard to take care of something you hate so much. When we silence that critical voice through tapping, it gives us breathing room to love our bodies as we are and feel confident.
Shape: What would you say to someone who thinks tapping is too “out there” to work?
JO: Sure, it may be a little “woo-woo,” but it works-and there’s research to back it up: One recent study found that hour-long tapping sessions led to a 24-percent decrease (and up to 50 percent in some people) in cortisol levels. And the weight-loss benefits have been proven too: Australian researchers studied 89 obese women and found that after eight weeks of tapping for just 15 minutes a day, participants had lost an average of 16 pounds. Plus, our growing group of followers points to the fact that it really works-news is spreading that it only takes a few minutes to tap and feel a difference.
Watch this video to see Ortner demonstrate a tapping sequence you can try to reduce stress and eliminate food cravings!
- By Locke Hughes
Your Emotions: The Missing Piece in Weight Loss
By Dawson Church, PhD
I believe in EFT for weight loss for many reasons, but one of them is my own success story. I’ve lost over 50 pounds using EFT to support my dietary choices, and kept the weight off for nearly a decade, so I know it’s possible!
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Two Reasons Why Using EFT for Weight Loss Works Better Than Other Weight Loss Methods
#1 – EFT Can Reduce or Eliminate Immediate Cravings
Using EFT for 1 or 2 minutes can arrest your cravings when you’re confronted with foods you normally can’t resist. You then no longer feel compelled to eat them.
In research studies, EFT has been found to reduce cravings quickly and reliably. In one study (published in the peer-reviewed journal Integrative Medicine), EFT reduced cravings by 83%. A randomized controlled trial, published in early 2012 in the Energy Psychology journal, found that participants using EFT lost more weight than those who received talk therapy. Even more remarkable, in the 12 months following the weight loss program, they didn’t just maintain their weight loss. They actually kept on losing weight steadily and effortlessly over the course of the following year.
#2 – EFT Can Reduce or Eliminate Emotional Overeating
If you have been using food to tranquilize years of past emotional hurts, EFT may be your best friend. EFT can bring you more emotional peace which, in turn, can lead to more sensible eating habits.
This emotional contributor to overeating, which EFT is designed to address, is the missing piece in most weight loss programs. My best-selling book EFT for Weight Loss contains proven success principles for using EFT to address these emotional issues. It includes a one-page Tapping Plan for Weight Loss that sets you up for success at the start of each day.
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The idea of losing weight by tapping your fingers may sound too good to be true—but it’s exactly how Jessica Ortner, author of the new book The Tapping Solution: For Weight Loss and Body Confidence, dropped an impressive 30 pounds in five months.
It’s not just any tapping that Ortner practiced, though. Emotional Freedom Technique (EMT) is a form of psychological acupressure designed to reduce anxiety. Here’s how it works: You lightly touch eight parts of your body known as “energy meridians” in Eastern medicine: your eyebrow, the outer edge of your eye, the area under your eye, the area under your nose, your chin, the area just beneath your armpit, and the top of your head (the order in which you touch these spots doesn’t matter).
As you tap each area several times, you repeat a mantra acknowledging your feelings and affirming that you’re stronger than them. For example, you might say, “I understand that this deadline is approaching fast, but I will make it work because I’m confident in my abilities.” The more specifically you address the thing that’s stressing you out, the better. The idea is that the combo of the kinetic energy from the tapping and the positivity from the affirmations will help to “short-circuit” whatever emotional issue you’re dealing with and bring you back into a balanced state.
And since research has tied stress to overeating and weight gain, using tapping to get a handle on your emotions may also help you drop pounds (particularly if emotional eating is an issue for you). We sat down with Ortner to learn more about EMT and how it helped her achieve balance—both in her life and with her body.
WH: How were you introduced to tapping?
Ortner: My brother just found tapping online and tried it out to see if it worked. He had experienced some breakthroughs with it, so when I was sick with the flu, he had me do it. The thing about tapping is that it really centers you with your body. You’re more aware of what’s really going on below the surface. I started tapping and realized that —I didn’t want to get better. I felt like I was working so hard at my job and nothing was going my way. I felt stuck. I tapped around this frustration and felt my whole body relax. I took a deep breath and my sinuses cleared up. It was the first time that I realized we underestimate the impact of stress and emotions on our bodies.
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OK, so you started tapping to relieve stress. How did this start to affect your weight and eating habits?
If I had some sort of event or wedding to attend, I’d look in the mirror and panic. I felt overweight and overwhelmed, which led me to try whatever diet was the latest fad. Most of the time that didn’t work, or I’d lose a few pounds until something else stressful happened. The easiest way to escape that stress was to turn back to food for comfort.
I knew what I should be doing to be healthier, but the panic was keeping me from seeing what was really going on. Once I dealt with the initial stress response through tapping, I was able to look closer at my relationship with food. Food is one of the only ways I’d reward myself, and with diets, it’s like I was taking the last bit of pleasure out of my life.
Was there a specific moment when you realized that you needed to find some coping mechanisms to handle your nerves for the sake of your overall wellbeing?
I was at a health seminar, and somebody recognized me for my tapping work. At this point, I was only using tapping for my anxiety—I still believed there was some magical fruit that burned belly fat or diet that would help my weight. I was over the moon to be recognized by this woman, but then she looked me up and down and said, “Oh, you’re a lot bigger than I thought.” Because she mentioned my work and weight at the same time right in front of me, something finally clicked. That wasn’t the first time someone commented on my weight. Previously, I had a mentor tell me I was fat and that no one would listen to what I had to say until I lost weight. I needed to look at how stress affected my weight.
Once you began using tapping to help you lose weight, what did you begin to notice?
I would eat right before an event, even if I wasn’t hungry. I’d open the kitchen cupboards to eat before heading to the front door to leave. I had a level of nervousness that I thought was normal because I lived with it for so long. If I wanted to lose weight, I had to look at my relationship with food. I’d constantly snack or, when times got really tough, I’d binge eat.
My relationship with food has completely changed. Before, if there was any sugar in a room, the cravings were so intense that it felt like I was having an inner battle in my head for five minutes before allowing myself to eat the treat. I had little self-control. Now, I’m calm and it doesn’t feel like the craving has control over me.
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It seems like the tapping affects so many aspects of your life—in addition to the number on the scale.
This is really an overall lifestyle tool. We definitely hear of people making a shift in their body—and that’s exciting. But I’m excited that tapping is an everyday habit that helps you deal with stress, which impacts every aspect of your physical body.
What’s cool about tapping is that it’s so easy to learn. The amygdala in your brain immediately starts firing your fight-or-flight response the moment you’re in anxiety mode. If you’re already panicked, you don’t need to say any words—just stimulate those acupressure points. These send calming signals to your brain telling your body to relax.
There isn’t a before-and-after picture. Health isn’t just a place you arrive at where everything is perfect. It’s a journey that you have to fall in love with, and being healthy is a decision you have to make every day.
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Before I started using Tapping, or EFT Tapping, to lose weight, I’d spent years obsessing about my body, relying on extreme exercise and diet methods for weight loss. As it turns out, the stress I felt about my weight was preventing me from shedding the pounds I so desperately wanted to lose.
It’s a stressful and frustrating cycle that so many women get caught in. To begin using Tapping to feel better, love your body, and lose weight, watch my video at the end of this post. Tapping is so easy to learn it takes less than 4 minutes!
In my book, The Tapping Solution for Weight Loss & Body Confidence, I share the journey thousands of women used to shed weight and learn to love their bodies. Here are a few key points you can use to get started:
Losing weight isn’t about your weight, food, or exercise. It’s about your stress and emotions. Your emotions control your beliefs about yourself, your weight, and your worth. They also play a huge role in determining your stress level. While emotions like shame, guilt and frustration increase stress, others — like love, happiness, and gratitude — tend to have a relaxing effect.
Emotions also control your actions. Have you ever made a plan to eat healthy only to find yourself halfway through a box of cookies, thinking, Did I really do this … again? Your emotions are the driving force behind every action you take. You may know exactly what you “should” be doing, but you’re not doing it because your emotions sidetrack you.
When a food craving strikes, tap on it! While food cravings feel physical, they’re often rooted in emotions. By tapping on the craving itself — the chocolate chip cookies or potato chips you’re dying to devour, and how badly you want to eat them — you can lower your stress and process and release the emotion(s) behind the cravings. Once you do that, the craving goes away.
Love is the most powerful weight loss drug available. This is often the hardest point for women to accept, but learning to love yourself now — yes, with the weight you desperately want to shed — is the fastest path to body confidence and weight loss. If it feels impossible at first, know that you’re not alone. That’s where tapping comes in. When you tap on the stress, frustration, anxiety, even hatred, you feel for your body, you can release those emotions and create a positive, loving relationship with your body and your weight. When you do that, your entire world, including your body, will transform.
Just think … you no longer need to feel like a victim of your stress and weight loss struggles. Freedom lies at your fingertips.