Scientifically Proven: EFT for Weight Loss
The method used in Naturally Thin You Boot Camp is EFT or Emotional Freedom Techniques, also known as Tapping. Several studies show that EFT is effective for weight loss. In an outcome study, participant cravings for treats like chocolate, cake, candy and alcohol were reduced by 83% . A second outcome study of a 6 week online weight loss program showed participants losing 12 lb between the start and end of the program, and a further 3 lb in the following 6 months . A randomized controlled trial showed that in the year after an EFT weight loss program, participants lost an average of 11 lb . These studies show that not only is EFT effective for weight loss, but unlike yo yo diets, the effect is permanent, and that the skills participants learn result in ongoing weight loss long after the program has ended.
1. Church, D., & Brooks, A. J. (2010). The effect of a brief EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) self-intervention on anxiety, depression, pain and cravings in healthcare workers. Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal, 9(4), 40–44.
2. Church, D. & Wilde, N. (2013). Emotional eating and weight loss following Skinny Genes, a six week online program. Reported at the annual conference of ACEP, the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology, May. Submitted for publication.
3. Stapleton, P., Sheldon, T., & Porter, B. (2012). Clinical benefits of Emotional Freedom Techniques on food cravings at 12-months follow-up: A randomized controlled trial. Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, & Treatment, 4(1), 13-24.