Yes, I have gotten to the next step of that after dinner snacking issue I have created. That feeling came over me again last night. The craving was not for potato chips, but I craved something that was crunchy and substantial. I avoided caving into the craving for a few minutes and then I thought that maybe an apple would be good to satisfy this for now. I quartered up an apple and sat without doing anything else while I slowly consumed my apple while remaining aware if the apple was doing the trick.
What came to me was that for many years during menopause and post menopause I craved chocolate at night. At that time I would just go with that craving and have chocolate and be disappointed in myself that I caved to the crave. After learning EFT, I eventually tapped that chocolate craving away.
The realization that hit me last night was that over time I switched my cravings from chocolate (creamy texture and sweet) to crunchy cravings. Another thought that came to mind was that for a couple of months my “go to” craving was assorted nuts and I tapped that desire away, also.
I tapped many rounds on this need to snack at night when I’m not even hungry. The emotions and thoughts were coming to me like a trickling faucet. The thought that hit home with me was that I was rewarding myself at the end of the day. Obviously, I feel the need to reward myself for making it through another day of work, exercise, laundry, grocery shopping, cooking dinner, etc. Yet, I could have an easier day and I still feel like I deserve a reward of food at the end of it.
This will be belief that I will continue to investigate with EFT. Watch for my findings in future posts as I peel back the layers to discover why I feel I deserve a food reward for getting through another day.
Do you find yourself craving not so healthy foods at the end of your day? If you would like to find out why and eliminate that craving, contact me to see how EFT can help you.