Tapping Script: “I Eat Too Fast”

Before Eating

Step 1

Truth Statement (Read aloud and rate how true 0 to 10):

  • I eat too fast

Step 2

Set Up Phrase (Read aloud three times while tapping on side of the hand):

  • Even though I eat too fast I love and accept myself.

Step 3

Read the following phrases aloud while tapping on the prescribed spot with your dominant hand:

  • Even though I want to wolf this food down, I completely and deeply love and accept myself.
  • Even though I have always eaten very quickly, I completely and deeply love and accept myself.
  • Even though it has always been difficult to eat slowly, I completely and deeply love and accept myself.
  • I love to eat my food fast.
  • I always have.
  • It’s just the way I am.
  • I don’t even like taking it out of the container.
  • It’s easier to eat it directly from the container, standing up at the counter.
  • I’m sure I learned that for a reason.
  • Maybe when I was little if I didn’t eat fast enough, I wouldn’t get any food.
  • Or I wouldn’t get my fair share.
  • So I learned to eat it quickly.
  • Then I know I get my fair share.
  • Lots and lots of people do that, I’m certainly not the only one.
  • It’s really very common.
  • There’s nothing wrong with it, if that is my choice.
  • But maybe there is another way.
  • Maybe I could start to look at this a little differently.
  • I’m older now, and I’m in control of my food.
  • I’m in control of when and how much I want to eat.
  • I can always get more.
  • There is an abundance of food.
  • If I eat it all, I can even buy more.
  • Nobody is going to take this food away from me.
  • Maybe I can start appreciating that there is an abundance of food.
  • I can have as much as I want.
  • So I don’t NEED to eat it quickly.
  • I can take my time.
  • I can eat more slowly.
  • Nothing bad will happen, like it did when I was little. (note: it’s good to tap on specific memories of that  happening when you were little)
  • I am in control now.
  • I am an adult, and I have power
  • I am safe taking time eating my food.
  • I am safe eating more slowly.
  • I choose to start integrating that thought, and be open to the possibility that it is safe to eat my food more slowly.
  • And to even see the opportunity in that.
  • The opportunity to enjoy my life even more by enjoying my food even more.
  • By spending more time with my food, savoring the bites.
  • Just really enjoying it.
  • Instead of rushing through it.
  • It’s nice to enjoy things, and I can see this opportunity.
  • But if after this tapping, I STILL want to eat it really fast, that’s okay too.
  • Nobody is making me eat slowly.
  • It’s still completely my choice, and in my control.
  • I get to decide what I want to do.
  • I am willing to be open to the idea of starting to enjoy eating slowly.
  • If I’m not there now, I’m okay with that.
  • In fact I love myself for it, for that tenacious part of me.
  • That demands her/his fair share.
  • That will do what it takes to get it.
  • For the fighter in me.
  • I needed to do that when I was little, it was important.
  • I learned how to stand up for myself.
  • Food is necessary to live, I was fighting for my life and I made it!
  • So I love that about myself, for my resourcefulness.
  • That’s a really important part of me, and I honor it.
  • And am proud to have that part of me and want to hold on to it when it’s needed.
  • I’m not letting go of that part of me, I’m just open to seeing that I don’t necessarily need to do that with food anymore.
  • That I can use that energy in other parts of my life.
  • And that now as an adult, with more power, I can start to let go of this habit of eating fast.
  • But if that feels scary to me, that’s okay.
  • I’ve done it this way for a long time, and it’s scary to change.
  • That’s completely normal.
  • I can just try it out only as long as I feel comfortable.
  • Maybe I can just try it for part of meal, see how that feels.
  • I can always choose to eat the rest as fast as I can.
  • Or maybe take a few quick bites and then eat the rest slowly.
  • No pressure here.
  • Just open to the idea of eating a little differently than I have in the past.
  • Giving myself permission to have this extra enjoyment in my life.
  • On my own terms, as I want to do it.
  • I can do that.
  • I can be open to a possible transition on my own terms.
  • I am open to taking the time to enjoy my food.

(take a deep breath)

Step 4

  • Truth Statement (Read aloud and re-rate how true 0 to 10): I eat too fast.
  • If the statement is still true to some level, return to Step 2.


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