I just finished The Tapping Solution For Weight Loss & Body Confidence by Jessica Ortner, and I gotta say that it is one of the most unique books (that include ‘weight loss’ in the title) that I’ve ever seen. I’m not a stranger to tapping, and if you are – I highly recommend that you don’t run away from the idea. I’m seen the value that tapping has, and if you are a woman struggling with your body image, then tapping may be the answer you have been looking for.
What Is The Tapping Solution For Weight Loss All About?
To me, the book is a wake up call for all women who can’t stop dieting. It is not another diet. Far from it. It is a way to grasp what we all want: make healthy living a lifestyle, not a punishment or temporary thing. It is designed to help reader’s lose weight, but it is also designed to help readers let go of the blocks that are holding them back from losing weight.
Throughout the whole book, there are stories that you will relate to, no matter where you are in your weight loss journey or how you feel about your body. Jessica does a good job of going through these stories and helping readers see why they are just stories, and how they are holding us back from experience true health and weight loss.
If you are not familiar with tapping, here is my explanation of it: It is simply tapping with your fingers on certain points of your body to relieve stuck energy, get it flowing, and bring your body back in to balance. I don’t know how else to describe it. You tap on various energy points and you feel better. It may sound silly, but if you want to lose weight (or reduce stress, feel better about yourself and others) then it is worth a try, right?
Here’s the thing I took most from the book – If you have a stuck emotion or thought pattern (or limiting belief) about your body, then that can sabotage your weight loss efforts. For instance, if you think, “I never lose weight easily,” then that can cause you to go on a strict diet, feel too much pain, quit the diet, and fail at weight loss. Clearing out that negative belief about yourself, and the thoughts and emotions that come with it, will help you to stop punishing yourself and start paying attention to what your body really needs – not what your punishing thoughts tell you that you need.
If that doesn’t make sense, Jessica does a good job of making it make sense in the book and helping you tap through the issues that you may be having.
Tapping Is Not Just For Women! (But This Book Probably Is)
I know this book is directed towards women (it even says on the cover – a woman’s guide to stressing less, weighing less, and loving more), but it can really be used for women or men, young or old. Why? Because it is about gaining a healthier body image as well as losing weight. There is nothing that separates a woman from a man when it comes to eating better, exercising more, and reducing the stress around weight gain, weight loss, and body confidence.
However, the last chapters do tend to focus on women and their issues around eating and self-care, so it may not be totally relevant to a man or worth the money. A man may just want to learn about tapping for weight loss and use that information instead.
Mystery Around Food And Why We Eat It
I particularly liked the section on ‘Untangling the Myths, Facts, and Feelings around Food’. I actually turned to my husband and asked him if he knew some of the stuff that Jessica was talking about and he seemed to on some level. (I don’t want to reveal what it is, because that’s not my place to expose her whole book’s information) but let’s just say that it made sense, and now I know why some of the things I make at home just don’t taste the same as things I buy (and why they never could!)
It also removes some of the temptation I’ve had for those foods and replaces it with a YUCK feeling and even a pissed off feeling that some companies are so money-hungry they are willing to get scientists to make our food suck us in and play havoc on our taste-buds.
Should You Read The Tapping Solution For Weight Loss?
There were some parts in the book that discussed struggles that all women (and men) have with body image, eating issues, and exercising issues. Therefore, I think this book is good for anyone struggling with their body, regardless of whether or not they have weight to lose.
If you are someone who naturally chooses good things for yourself and doesn’t stress when you choose a bad thing here and there, and who can look in the mirror and say DAMN, then you will probably not gain much from this book. You probably have a great mindset and don’t have too many stuck issues or limiting beliefs holding you back from being happy in your body and living a healthy life.
For everyone else struggling with body image, this is a book that could change the way you approach weight loss and body confidence.
Note: I Received this book from Hay House to review as a part of the Book Nook blogger program. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
Learn more about it at Amazon: The Tapping Solution for Weight Loss & Body Confidence: A Woman’s Guide to Stressing Less, Weighing Less, and Loving More