Isn’t it interesting that on this day, when we’re supposed to be celebrating love, so many of us are feeling UNloved? Hey, I dig a nice chocolate truffle as much as the next girl, but when we’re inundated with sweetness—whether candy or displays of happy coupledom that we may or may not share—sometimes it’s hard to truly feel the love.
Maybe you’re feeling pressure to impress your sweetheart. Maybe you’re single and sick of all the sappy romance. Or maybe you’ve been doing so good on your workout and nutrition grind only to be tempted by chocolate and tortured by guilt all day.
Tapping can help relieve all of the unpleasant underground emotions that no one talks about on Valentine’s Day—but it’s especially good at immediately disarming those intense chocolate cravings that seem to come hand-in-hand with all of the hearts and cupids.
Taryn, one of my students, is a prime example—she went from having consistent, intense chocolate cravings (up to 3 bars a day!) to having a little nibble every now and then, after just one tapping session.
So instead of offering you a dozen roses, today I’d like to share with you my favorite flavor of love—the kind that only YOU can give to yourself. Rather than chowing down on chocolate and feeling bad about it later, why not treat yourself to the triumphant feeling of kicking your cravings for good?
Hear Taryn’s story about how she beat her chocolate cravings in this short video lesson, my gift to you. Listen at your leisure and you’ll be prepared to fight back when the chocolate cravings attack. And the best part is, you’ll come out of it feeling strong and energized instead of deprived and denied.
You can also grab the tapping script featured in the video down below, in case that’s easier for you. Either way, give yourself some love today—the kind that won’t melt in your hands or your mouth.
Chocolate Craving Script
Even though I have this craving for chocolate I Love and accept myself
Even though I am craving chocolate right now I love myself completely
Even though I can’t control myself around chocolate I accept myself and all my imperfections
This craving for chocolate
It always takes me back
What a great time
What a great memory
So many good feelings
Oh I love this chocolate
It’s just so good
It reminds me of then
What if I could keep this amazing memory
And feel calm and relaxed around chocolate
What I’m really craving is the memory
And all these good feelings
I can feel good whenever I want
All I have to do is remember this time
Take a big deep breath.
As you tap through the points, keep tasting the food in your mind, and feel all those good feelings.
If you used to eat this food with someone, imagine giving that person a hug and tell them how much you appreciate them.
Now go back and taste the food again and notice what your desire for it is. Did it go up? Down? Stay the same?
If you still have a craving for it, notice what it is about the food that you still like. Is it the crunchiness? Is it the smoothness? The way it feels in your mouth? After each round of tapping, your perception will shift a bit.
So, notice what it is about this food that you crave- tune into that, and repeat the sequence.
Even though I still have a craving for chocolate I deeply love and accept myself
Even though I still have this craving for chocolate I accept myself completely
Even though I have this craving for chocolate, I choose to feel calm and relaxed
This craving for chocolate
Its so exciting just thinking about it
I want it right now
I just love the way I feel when I eat it
This craving for chocolate, I want it right now
I just love that creaminess
I cant get enough of that creaminess
I love that creamy feeling
I choose to feel calm and relaxed
I chose to feel in control
I can have chocolate whenever I want,
I just wont feel compulsive about it
Go back to the food and check your desire for it again.
I don’t want to give this us
I refuse to give this up
I’m not going to give up my chocolate
I don’t want to give up this happiness
I’m afraid Ill never have it again
I do NOT want to give up my craving
I do not want to give up my chocolate
It’s the only way I know How to feel happy
I’m not going to let go of this happiness
Its my reward
I don’t want to give up my reward
Its scary to let go of this craving
Its scary to give this up
But maybe it can be different
What if I could find new ways to make myself happy
Chocolate can’t really make me happy, it never knew how
its just chocolate, It has no emotions, no feelings and it certainly can’t make me happy.
I choose to feel in control
I can have chocolate whenever I want it
I just wont feel so compulsive about it
Its easy to find other ways to relax
Check in—what’s your desire for the food on a scale from 0-10?
If you’re still at a 3 or higher, go back and start this exercise from the beginning.
Even though I’m afraid my craving will come back I love and accept myself
Even though I’m afraid this didn’t work, but I accept myself completely
Even though its not going to stick, I’m open to new possibilities
I know my craving will just come back
There’s no way this worked
There’s no way it can be this simple
I just know my craving will come back
Why haven’t I found out about this before
If its so simple, Why don’t more people know about this?
I’m just worried my cravings will come back
But I’m open to new possibilities
and I’m willing to let things be easy
I am allowing myself to be free from this compulsive craving
I chose to find new ways to make myself happy
For the last time, check your craving.. taste or smell the food and notice what your desire for it is on a scale from 0-10.