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Tapping Solution for Weight Loss & Body Confidence

Jessica Ortner

Self Improvement, Empowerment, Women's Issues, Health & Healing, Alternative Health, Diet/Fitness, Women's Health


Many women live their lives believing that they can't ask for what they want until they change something they're unhappy with. No promotion until they get new skills. No relationship until they establish their career. No fulfillment until they find love. One of the most common conditions women place on themselves is weight loss—no love until they lose weight, no sex until they lose weight, no happiness until they lose weight. But Jessica Ortner, co-producer of the highly successful documentary on meridian tapping, The Tapping Solution, offers women a better choice. Why not lose the weight and create the life you've always dreamt of?

As a culture obsessed with weight loss, we all know the latest fads that claim to help us drop pounds instantly. What often isn't discussed is the science behind the issue and how learning to deal with stress can promote and accelerate weight loss. Not only does stress create an overabundance of cortisol that is directly related to abdominal obesity, it also impacts behavior, supporting bad habits, including using food to deal with difficult emotions and painful situations.

In this groundbreaking book, Jessica uses tapping to help tackle the stress that leads to weight gain-including the personal stresses of low self-esteem and a lack of confidence. Using her own struggles with weight loss, along with success stories of some of the thousands of women she's worked with, Jessica walks readers through the process of discovering their personal power and self-worth. Her program is based on extensive research into the benefits and success of tapping and the hormones involved in stress and weight gain.

In this book she guides readers through a proven process of overcoming their dependency on food. She covers everything from the emotional aspects of overeating and cravings, to how to find joy in exercise, the power of pleasure, and how our families and friends may inadvertently add to the problem. With hope, heart, humor, and science, Jessica weaves a path to a happy, healthy life full of confidence and joy.

Foreword by Christiane Northrup M.D.
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Jun 03, 2014 BookLover
The Tapping Solution For Weight Loss and Body Confidence: A Woman’s Guide to Stressing Less, Weighing Less, and Loving More by Jessica Ortner is a book that shows us how to use EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) also known as ‘Tapping’ to have less stress in our lives.

This book is broken up into three parts. Part one, “Preparing for the Journey” gives us an introduction to tapping, how to do it, and some of the science behind it. Part two, “Looking Within” shows us how to overcome emotional eating and how to feel content in our bodies. My favorite part was in part three, “Moving Forward” in which  we are shown how to use tapping to increase our own self-care and also to use it to help us say no when we need a break.

I liked that this book was directed towards women, although either gender can use it. However, it dealt with many issues that women have. Overall, this book was an enjoyable read and is not just for those who want to lose weight but also for people who want to be more loving towards both themselves and others.

I acknowledge that I received this book free of charge in exchange for my honest and unbiased review of it.
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Jun 28, 2014 Starseed28
Overall, I was very pleased with this book. When I first read the title I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I loved this book. Jessica is a genius and it shows throughout the entire book. She starts with the idea that you need to love yourself as you are before you can make the necessary changes in your life. She says that if you don’t love yourself why would you want to take care of yourself. She also talks about the fact that you can’t keep putting off your life just because you think everything will be better when you lose all the weight, when you’re skinnier.

I was surprised by how close to the truth she came with how I feel about my future and myself. Although I haven’t been one to think that EVERYTHING will be better when I lost the weight, I did buy into the idea that many things would be so much better. While reading the book I felt like someone was peeling back the years of self resentment and making me face the fact that I hated what I seen every time I looked in the mirror. Which you will find out is one of the main problems many women face.

As for the tapping, I haven’t been completely on track, but I will say that it has worked. I was a little skeptical at first, but as I used it more I was able to fight my overwhelming sugar cravings. I do believe that if I did more tapping, I would be able to lose the weight that has plagued me much of my adult life. Honestly, what little tapping I did do helped me feel better about myself. She has a few tappings that you do throughout the book that help you release some of the negativity that you hold against yourself.

As I said at the beginning, I am happy with this book and highly recommend it to everyone who has low self-esteem.

FTC Disclosure: I acknowledge that I received this book free from Hay House Publishing to review. The opinion in this review is unbiased and reflects my honest judgment.
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Jun 21, 2014 melissadanielle
Despite all the marketing messages we receive about weight loss - what to eat, what to avoid, the right kind of exercise and all kinds of programs, supplements, detoxes, and fasts - there’s still no one-size-fits-all approach to losing weight and keeping it off for the long-term.

If you want to lose weight and none of what you’ve tried before has worked, what’s left?

For Jessica Ortner, author of The Tapping Solution to Weight Loss and Body Confidence, the answer is to stop focusing on the food.

Producer of the documentary film The Tapping Solution and host of The Tapping World Summit, Jessica has shared her Weight Loss and Body Confidence online program with more than 3,000 women. In her book, she invites you to consider the underlying factors that motivate your food choices, such as self-care, how you handle stress, emotional eating, stories about food from your childhood, and your beliefs about your self-worth. Jessica presents a self-guided method to address these concerns first before depriving yourself of food.

While some may consider her methodology, EFT, also known as tapping, as new agey or downright ridiculous, it is no less absurd than what people have already put themselves through to lose weight - diet pills, shakes, lemonade laced with cayenne pepper, extreme calorie restriction, hypnosis, and surgery.

The Tapping Solution to Weight Loss and Body Confidence, aimed primarily at women, is not a quick-fix solution for weight loss and doesn’t make any promises about results, something health coaches like myself appreciate. Readers are encouraged to look at how their lifestyle and old stories about their self-worth supports their food choices, rather than blaming food for their weight troubles.

If you want something bigger for your life than weight loss, something that invites you to consider that you are more than your dress size, that food and your weight are not the problem, then you’ll want to read this book.
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