Weight Loss

How to Use Tapping for Weight Loss and Body Confidence

Written by: Jessica Ortner

Using Tapping for Weight Loss and Body Confidence requires a two-part approach:

First and foremost is understanding what underlying, typically unconscious, factors are causing your weight to go up and your body confidence to go down (beyond just having more weight).

Most weight loss exercise programs and diet plans go straight to trying to offer a solution without first understanding what is causing the problem. They offer a bandaid approach that does not work in the long term.

In order to get real results, you need to address the underlying emotions, patterns, beliefs, traumas and more that led to the weight gain. As you’ll see below, research is proving that when you do… you get powerful results.

Secondly, once we know what is causing the weight gain and leading to the lack of body confidence, we can use Tapping to eliminate those causes and finally create lasting results. I’ll show you how. But first…

Let’s start with step #1…

Understanding the Cause

Roughly 2/3 of women in the United States are overweight, with 1/2 of those women being obese…

That number isn’t entirely surprising to most people. Most know that we have a weight loss epidemic in the United States, which has been spreading around the world.

Since 1960, the percentage of obese people has nearly tripled! In 1960 the obesity rate was only 13.4%!

So the question is, with our weight loss industry having topped $20 billion dollars in the United States (85% of which is driven by women), why are we not getting thinner?

Sadly, what most women are turning to, what I myself always thought was the way to lose weight… simply isn’t working! As I’m sure you already know, trying to find the right solution can be overwhelming…

Why Diets Aren’t Working

The challenge is that most women focus only on diet and exercise to lose weight, and it’s unfortunately leaving out a key component…

During the course of an average year, over 108 million Americans attempt to go on a diet, with the average dieter making four or five attempts per year!

Most people go from diet to diet looking for the “magical” solution that will finally work, wondering why they’re struggling each and every time, with total frustration as to why the diets aren’t working for them.

There are reasons though, each and every time, as to why the diets aren’t working…

Let me ask you this…

Have you ever been stressed out because of work, or because of a relationship, or about your weight and how you feel about yourself, or anything else… and reached for some comfort food?

You know… stuff like cookies, pasta, pizza or whatever that is for you. Whatever food you know isn’t a part of the healthy “diet” you want to be on, that you ended up reaching for out of comfort…

And ended up doing what felt like this…


Or have you ever skipped exercising, even for weeks or months at a time, because you felt you were too busy, or because you felt unmotivated, or because you just felt too overwhelmed by life to get yourself to exercise?

Yeah! I think we all have!

The truth is that we don’t struggle with a lack of information on what to eat and how to exercise.

What we struggle with is what’s going on internally, deep in our unconscious minds, that’s making it difficult to make good eating and exercising decisions, and is biologically triggering fat gaining hormones in our bodies that prevent us from losing weight.

We know we should make lifestyle changes, eating better and exercising more, but we fall back to poor eating habits and we skip out on exercising, time and again.

What I discovered with Tapping however was…

A Way to Change It All

The Two Major Reasons Why Women Struggle To Lose Weight and How Tapping Overcomes These Challenges…

The #1 thing that prevents women from losing weight was very shocking to me when I first learned of it…

Our negative emotions have an enormous impact on what goes on biologically in our bodies.

Things like… the stress, the anxiety, and the overwhelm I was dealing with when I was trying to lose weight. I had no idea about the myriad of hormones coursing through my body because of my emotions that were actually keeping me fat!

Here’s How It Works…

When something stressful happens, or you start thinking about something stressful, within seconds, the part of your brain called the amygdala (the almond-shaped part of your midbrain) tells your body to release specific hormones.

Adrenaline and cortisol (often called “the stress hormone”) flood your body, shutting down the creative problem-solving parts of your brain. And this causes two very big problems for somebody trying to lose weight…

#1 — It slows down your digestion. And anytime you slow down your digestion it makes it harder to… you guessed it… lose weight!

#2 — It constricts your blood vessels along with a few other key biological changes that control how you think, how your body and brain function, how strong your food cravings come on, and how quickly your brain can react to a given situation.

These two things combined mean that when you’re stressed you make worse decisions about what to eat, breaking your eating and exercise habits, and then you struggle to digest quickly, putting on more weight! 

Have you ever had it happen that you’re stressed out and all of a sudden you find yourself halfway through something like a box of cookies, and you think to yourself… why did I do that? And you feel like you lost mental control of what was going on?

That’s because… you did. The stress took over your body and inhibited your ability to think clearly and make good decisions.

And the foods we crave during these stressful times, during a time in history when we have more addictive, poor quality foods available then ever before, doesn’t help either.

Why do we tend to be attracted to and overeat sugary carbohydrates?

Carbohydrate-rich foods increase brain concentrations of an amino acid called tryptophan, which is the building block for serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter, which, when released, brings about feelings of calm, happiness, peace, and satisfaction.

We overeat because our brain is looking for pleasure!

Overeating in the moment serves a great purpose: it makes us feel great… until the side effects set in. Shortly after your sugar rush, your insulin levels drop and you feel exhausted, which triggers a craving for more sugary carbohydrates to get you back to the sugar high. It’s a vicious cycle!

No wonder so many people in our modern society struggle with weight loss, right?

Back in 1960, before the three-fold increase in obesity… our ability to disconnect, and be away from work, cell phones, social media and the like… and to reset our central nervous system, came much more easily and much more frequently.

Like any time period, there were of course challenges and stressors, but the key difference between then, or any previous time period, and now is the ability to reset our nervous system, a key component to being able to have balance, make better decisions, and balance the body.

The Hazards of Chronic Stress

Today most people are stressed on a regular basis and if you put them on a diet where they’re trying to force themselves to lose weight and eliminate comfort foods… forget about it! Stress goes through the roof, leading ultimately to more weight gain…

If you’re like so many people today who are under chronic stress, it’s hard to make the best decisions about what you eat or whether you exercise, and you end up putting on weight year after year.

It gets worse…

Stress also decreases your nutrient absorption, so even if you are eating well you won’t be able to absorb them…

It increases salt retention making you bloated…

It affects your cholesterol levels

It impacts your immune system, endocrine system, nervous system, everything!

Stress literally creates a hormone that makes you fat and is directly related to abdominal fat!

So if you’re living with regular stress in your life it’s likely preventing you from being able to think clearly, make good decisions and move towards reaching your weight loss goals…

I know what you may be thinking… “How could I possibly reduce my stress?!”

With Tapping, you can reduce your stress by both getting at the underlying causes that trigger it and by being able to reset your nervous system more frequently with Tapping to release it and its effects on your body.

Think about your everyday life…

If you could significantly reduce the stress that you’re dealing with, how much better would you feel and how much easier would it be to be able to reach your goals?

Tapping has been scientifically proven to reduce stress, which means that when you use Tapping you lower your stress levels and are therefore able to take back control of your body and brain, so that you can use it for what you WANT to use it (like making healthy food and exercise decisions that feel good and come easily!)… and not have it control you!

The Stress Test Study That Shocked the Researchers…

A study performed by Dr. Dawson Church, Ph.D. and Dr. David Feinstein, Ph.D., measured cortisol levels before and after treatment. 83 participants were divided into 3 groups:

The 1st group received an hour of Tapping…

The 2nd group received an hour of psychotherapy (“talk” therapy)…

The 3rd group (control group) received no treatment.

The researchers measured cortisol levels before and after the treatment.

Cortisol was measured because it is known as the “stress hormone” of the body. As stress goes up, cortisol levels go up.

Results: The 1st group (Tapping) demonstrated a 24% decrease in cortisol levels, while the 2nd and 3rd groups showed no significant change.

The reality: Psychotherapy alone relieves stress, but over a long period of time. The immediate benefits of psychotherapy don’t register in your body, where excessive amounts of the “stress hormone” cortisol still run rampant, putting your health at risk.

Study findings: Tapping balances activity between the sympathetic and parasympathetic regions of your brain, producing “a neutral emotional state,” the gold standard of health and wellness.

And this was just one of many research studies that have been done on Tapping. Check out this quick video that featured a research study that was done in Australia on using Tapping for Weight Loss:

How Your Emotions Affect Your Weight

The #2 thing that prevents women from losing weight is deep unconscious traumas, patterns and beliefs about our weight, our bodies and ultimately about who we are…

When you stop to think about it… what beliefs do you have about your body?

Take a second to finish these sentences…

When I see other women and compare my body to theirs, I feel that my body is _____________.

When I think about wearing a bathing suit on a beach I feel _____________.

When I think about my body and my weight I feel _____________.

These are just a few of the many questions that can help you to figure out some of your beliefs about your body (which are all things that you can use the Tapping for).

And what about patterns that you’ve established? How would you finish these questions…

I can’t stay on a diet because _____________.

When I’m on a diet I feel _____________.

I can’t lose weight because I’m _____________.

And what about traumas from your past? How would you finish these questions…

If there were an event, situation or experience from my past that made me feel most uncomfortable about my body, it would be _____________.

When I think about the part of my body that I most dislike, the words I use to describe that part to myself are _____________.

When I think about feeling vulnerable, naked or sexual with a partner, the emotion that comes up for me is _____________.

The answers to these questions, and other questions like these, can help you to begin to discover the unconscious blocks preventing you from losing weight.

The reality is that…

Our Limiting Beliefs Are Formed During Childhood

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Most of our unconscious traumas, patterns and beliefs about our weight and body that lead to challenges with weight loss come from deep-rooted issues from our childhood and adolescence…

Unfortunately, the tough standards that our society has on women start at a young age.

A Harvard University study found that up to 2/3 of underweight 12-year-old girls considered themselves to be too fat!

By 13, at least 50% of girls are unhappy about their appearance.

By 14, focused, specific dissatisfactions have intensified, particularly concerning hips and thighs.

By 17, only 3 out of 10 girls have not been on a diet — up to 8 out of 10 will be unhappy with what they see in the mirror.

It’s clear that from a very young age most women are unhappy with their body and weight. These lead to unconscious beliefs about our bodies that only sabotage our ability to lose weight.

That’s how it was for me…

You see, I’ve struggled with my weight since I was about 15. In fact, it’s hard for me to look back and remember a time when I wasn’t stressed about my weight.

It wasn’t until I found Tapping that I finally discovered a simple and extremely effective way to both find and change what was controlling my ability to lose weight on a deep unconscious level…

The simple truth of it is that Tapping is extremely effective in helping people change deep-rooted unconscious beliefs, patterns and traumas about their body and their weight. It’s more effective than anything I’ve ever seen or used before!

The Tapping Solution

How You Can Use Tapping To Finally Lose Weight, Keep It Off, and Feel Confident in Your Body…

By now you’re likely seeing that there is a lot more going on underneath the surface in regards to losing weight than you ever thought there was before.

It’s not just about what you eat and how you exercise. Because unless you can get yourself to want to stick to a diet or exercise program, and make lifestyle changes that you enjoy that have lasting effects, then what type of diet or exercise program you choose won’t matter.

And if you’re chronically stressed, or have unconscious beliefs, patterns or traumas holding you back, you won’t be able to make the needed changes. It will always feel like you’re trying to force a square peg into a round hole.

So the question is, how do you start using Tapping to lose weight (and what is Tapping, if you’ve never tried it before!)…?

I have two free resources with you today that I know can help you to create change immediately:

Free Resource #1 – Free eBook

The first resource is a powerful free ebook that I wrote called “103 Disempowering Beliefs About Weight Loss and Body Confidence and How to Eliminate Them in Minutes.”

In this ebook…

 All 103 Disempowering Beliefs are outlined in the eBook – And through the Beliefs Discovery Process, you’ll learn exactly which ones are holding YOU back!

 You’ll be given Step-by-Step instructions on how to use the scientifically proven Tapping Technique to eliminate any negative beliefs you have and install positive ones!

Plus you’ll get 103 Empowering Beliefs that you can start using immediately to ingrain new beliefs that bring you the body confidence and weight that you deserve!

Go here to download this ebook now.

Free Resource #2 – Free Training

I’d love for you to join me on an upcoming free webinar presentation that I’m running on this topic. This is a content-packed webinar where I will take you, step-by-step, through the process of discovering your unconscious blocks to weight loss and body confidence and where I’ll show you how to use the Tapping to eliminate them.

To learn more about the webinar and join me, click here or on the image below.


I hope you take advantage of these two free resources. I know they can help you.

If you have questions at any time please don’t hesitate to ask us. Just send us an email by clicking here. Or join me on Facebook here.

Until next time…

Keep Tapping!

Jessica Ortner

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  1. […] Ortner from The Tapping Solution wrote an e-book called 103 Disempowering Beliefs about Weight Loss & Body Confidence & How to Eliminate them in Min…. I started working through this e-book last year, but quit when I got stressed out with taking care […]

  2. Barb says:

    I am wondering if I am able to access Jessica’s Weight Loss Webinar series at any time, or is it only the specified times available. I am finding it very hard to find a time that is suitable from Australia. Thank you

    • Nick Ortner says:

      Hi Barb! Let me forward your message to our Customer Support Team to see if they can help. Right now the technology we use for the webinar is set up to play at specific times, but there may be a way around that. 🙂

  3. JEFFRI says:

    Why do you address weight loss only to women? Men have the same problem.

  4. Tammy says:

    Thanks for this! Tapping is an amazing technique. You’re an inspiration to us all. I hope it helps some others.

  5. W says:

    I am trying to release weight and I know for a fact that eft will help because it has helped with so many other things in life. What EFT technique do you recommend is best for weight loss? Out of the 48 which ones get the best or strongest results? Please be honest and not cryptic!!

    • Nick Ortner says:

      Hi W! I’m not really sure of the question you’re asking, but my recommendation for using Tapping for Weight Loss is to start with the free ebook on this blog post. Then I would suggest checking out the full program that Jessica has on weight loss. EFT does indeed work, but it is a process to clear those emotional blocks that are causing the retainment of weight, not just one way of using it. 🙂

  6. Naomi says:

    I have eating problem. I’m glda I found your website! I now know why I overeat and want to learn tapping therapy!

  7. Steffany says:

    I have been trying to purchase Jessica’s Weight Loss Program as it was advertised to be much cheaper than when I go to check out (price drastically increases). How do I get the sale price?

    • Nick Ortner says:

      Hi Steffany! We do have sales on our programs, but many are for a limited period of time. I’m going to forward your message to our Customer Support Team to see if they can help you. 🙂

  8. Margaret says:

    I came across this site by accident, I am 68 and have had a total knee replacement surgery I am desperately trying to loose weight. I have struggled with the problem since my teens I’ve always believed I was a fat person so hence I am ugly. I am hoping that this may perhaps give me back some self respect and happiness. I live in the UK

    • Nick Ortner says:

      Hi Margaret! The Weight Loss & Body Confidence program is wonderful for really digging deep to find beliefs and emotions that are holding on to weight. I hope you’ll go through the course. I have no doubt you will find it very enlightening and useful. Best wishes to you! xo -Jessica

  9. Nick Ortner says:

    Hi Carol! I’m sorry to hear you’re having issues with logging in. I’ll forward your message to our Customer Support Team to reach out. 🙂

  10. Rangana says:

    Did not receive the 101 disempowering beliefs e book. Instead went through to a webinar link. How do I get the book?

    • Nick Ortner says:

      Hi Rangana! I’ll forward your message to our Customer Support Team to help you out. 🙂

  11. Sharon says:

    I’ve been trying to buy jessicas program but now the price is much higher . How do I get it to work for the advertise price? Please help thanks

  12. Ceci says:

    I tried the link above and the price is coming up much higher. How do I get it to work for the advertised price?

  13. Phil Howard says:

    very good article with good information but does the same information apply to men as well as women?
    Thanks for your time.

    • Nick Ortner says:

      Great question, Phil. Absolutely! The specific reasons that pertain to males and females might be slightly different due to societal beliefs, culture, etc. But the core reasons are still the same. For example, one aspect of retaining weight is the feeling of creating safety. Now, that may mean different things to a man or woman, but the essences of creating safety is still the underlying issue. 🙂

  14. Angelina Margo says:

    Tapping is a combination of ancient chinese acupressure and modern psychology that works to physically alter your brain, energy and body. Hence it can cause wonders for people who are already on a diet.

  15. Tracey Appleyard says:

    I bought the weight loss tapping solution program many years ago and have not used it for a long time.
    AS i have changed email addresses many years ago if i want to use the program in not sure how i can go about signing in
    Is there any way you can help me ???

  16. John Colin says:

    We can make more body confidence by more spirituality and emotionally. The tips in article about weight loss. Thanks a lot

  17. Henriette says:

    I was diagnosed with Hashimotos 18 years ago and have gradually gained more than 30kg! In spite of thyroid medication,a healthy low carb high fat diet and exercise (AQUAFIT and stretching) I have not been able to lose any weight! Can you help me?

    • Nick Ortner says:

      I know how frustrated you must feel, Henriette! It’s tough to balance all of these things, going from one diet or medication to another. Hashimoto’s is actually an autoimmune disorder, and for many people, it’s the cause of the weight gain. So trying to lose weight with the underlying cause still usually doesn’t yield positive results. I’d recommend you check out our program, The Tapping Solution for Autoimmune Disorders, and see if it might be a good fit for you. 🙂

  18. Nick Ortner says:

    I’m glad you enjoyed it, Zainab. 🙂

  19. Hermien van Asch says:

    I have one question I realy hope you can answer… What if you gain(ed) weight because of medicine? I have had breastcancer (hormone positive) and are on medication for 10 years. Almost on 1/3 now and already gained 15 kg. My doctor told me to go to a dietician. But I already eat healthy, so she couldn’t help me any further. I also had a check up, my blood and everything is ok…
    I don’t know what to do anymore… It makes me so sad

    (Mind my English, I’m originaly Dutch, still learning!)

    • Rheba says:

      I was watching the webar and right before you went into how to do the 7 week seminar it started over I would like to know more as but it. I am a tapper bit have not done itfoe weight loss

  20. ginny says:

    Listening by audio to your book then will replay and to the work. I’m 60 and have done tons of inner work/self awareness is my addiction LOL……….and I must say, finally hearing things that ‘sting’ resonate with me and I’m thrilled to have the time (my 2018 word happens to be TIME!) to invest in exploring this way of healing and feeding myself . Interesting that even just listening (I’m on the limiting beliefs area)….I am not grazing as much BUT what I notice is different is my inner dialogue when I start grazing…even if I choose to eat….I’m not as negative AND often have caught myself and not put something good or not so good into my mouth because I am NOT hungry for food! I am learning to discover WHAT I am hungry FOR! Thank you!

  21. SN Milbury says:

    Interested in tapping for weight .oss

  22. Alaine Schumann says:

    I am a member of the 7 week solution and having a hard time finding the sign on to the program – new computer. Now I need to tap on frustration! Why is it so difficult?

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