Understanding Sugar Addiction and Chocolate Cravings

illustration of different chocolates in various shapes with the words written on the illustration "EFT Lazer Tapping for Sugar Addiction & Chocolate Cravings"This post has so many fantastic resources for sugar addiction and chocolate cravings, so I’m sharing again for those who have not yet read it!

And here is a great post on easing the pain of going sugar-free, as well as a guest post with sugar busting tips and recipes.

After doing these sessions, see how you feel about sugar or chocolate over the next few days. And be alert for anywhere else the desire for sweets shows up, then go ahead and tap on it!

You can also join me for a FREE SESSION using my Lazer Tapping technique; where we combine tapping, along with accessing the tissues and cells in the body.

I created this Lazer Tapping course because for years I looked for a course or workshop to refer my friends and readers to… a way to access this super powerful mind/body healing technique for themselves.

Without having to pay a therapist $150 every single time they needed help. And I never could find that course. So I created it!

Anyway, I hope this series of tapping videos (below) sets you free the same way it worked for me!

My family and I have now been cavity-free for 5 years. Click here for all the details of my updated Tooth Decay Healing Protocol.

Original Post

My Experience with Dental Surgery and Healing Techniques

germs present in open mouth 2015: I recently had some dental surgery done – to remove an infected tooth, clean out the bone around it, and then insert an implant.

Believe it or not, because the dentist is an artist (in the true meaning of ‘artist’) who brought his whole self to the procedure, and because I had prepared emotionally and spiritually and used energy healing techniques throughout the surgery, it was about as positive an experience as 2 hours of dental work could possibly be! I had almost no swelling after the procedure, or in the days that followed.

What I did experience, 3 days post-op was a lot of pain. Now here’s where things get even more interesting.

I have a different approach to pain than most. I am not afraid of it, I see it as a messaging system between my body and my mind. So whenever pain shows up, I don’t seek to suppress it, mask it, or get it to go away. I seek to move into the pain and discern the message.

Well, there were a number of messages this post-implant dental pain had for me, but the one I want to focus on now is a message my body has been giving me for years; but which I’ve been unwilling to heed.


The Wake-Up Call: Listening to My Body

a spoonful of white sugarThis message was:

“We need you to stop eating sugar. We cannot go through this continual wounding and trauma anymore. Yes, the procedure went very well, as well as it could have gone. But it is still trauma and wounding to our cells, tissue, bone, that we then have to heal. You need to stop. Or you will lose most of your teeth.”

I have quit sugar (and I mean ALL sugar) many times in my life – for up to a year at a time. I do know that sugar (even very small amounts) affects my teeth instantly.

With this surgery, I guess my body decided to ramp up the call to healing by giving me 24/7 pain until I listened!

Tapping (EFT) for Breaking Free from Sugar and Chocolate Addiction

Although I began a protocol to address infection (one of the usual causes of pain after dental implant) I also did an intensive Tapping (EFT) session to get to the roots of my sugar addiction!

Here some of the videos I used (unfortunately 2 of the videos I used have since been deleted from YouTube) to tap on the different facets of this problem and finally break free of the hold sugar/chocolate had on me. If this is a problem for you, or something you struggle with, get tapping!

Start with this one from master tapper, Brad Yates for the aspects of sugar addiction and sugar craving he’s identified:

And then, here’s where I fill in the missing pieces of the biological drivers behind sugar cravings.

The Power of Tapping

If you’re not familiar with EFT or Lazer Tapping, you need to know that part of the process involves venting, and voicing out loud all the negative crap that may be carried in your subconscious, or past experiences, or beliefs absorbed from your parents without conscious awareness (often before the age of 6).

So even though it may feel like we are focusing on the negative and you probably don’t want to dwell on that, it is an important part of the process for unlocking these limiting concepts and moving them into flow; so they can be transformed into life affirming, positive beliefs and feelings that make your world bigger.

So if you’re feeling uncomfortable at certain points in the video, just stay with me, keep tapping, and know that we have to go down into the depths to bring these things up into the light, where we can then shift and transform them. Stick with the video and know that the positive affirmations and life-enhancing re-frames are coming!

Embark on a Sugar-Free Journey

Follow along with me; tap on the acupuncture points I’m tapping on and say (out loud or in your head) the words I’m saying:

See how you feel about sugar or chocolate over the next few days and be alert for anywhere else the desire for sweets shows up, then go ahead and tap on it.

How did you like that? If you’d like to explore this technique further, please join me for a FREE SESSION using my Lazer Tapping technique; where we combine tapping, along with accessing the tissues and cells in the body. It’s a powerful self-healing technique that everyone can learn to do!

I hope this series of tapping videos sets you free the same way it worked for me!

The Sugar-Free Chocolate Alternatives

I cannot believe the difference… I look at chocolate and I feel, “Meh” I am not having to deny myself. When I feel the need for that “something, something…” I feel into my body and usually have some fruit, or some nut butter with fruit-only jam.

Occasionally I will want a hot chocolate – made with straight cocoa powder, coconut cream powder, hot water, stevia, and a touch of xylitol. Previously, this would not have satisfied me! But now, it’s a real treat.

The big difference between quitting sugar all my previous times and this time, is the disappearance of the strong desire for chocolate or desserts.

Will power has never been an issue for me – my self-discipline is a well-exercised muscle. But before the acupressure tapping, it was only that self-discipline that kept me from eating chocolate. Now, amazingly enough, there are many times that I just don’t want chocolate – I can hardly believe I’m even saying that!! But there it is.

Living a Sugar-Free Life!

For the times I do want chocolate, I am now perfectly content with sugar-free chocolate items, like my Chocolate Cashew Butter Fudge (also dairy-free and gluten-free), my Manuka Chaga Chocolate Goddess Discs (gluten-free and vegan), or the hot chocolate I outlined above.

If you do these tapping videos and you are still craving sugary items, then check out my Lazer Tapping course so you can learn how to tap for yourself, or, book a session with a good EFT practitioner and they can help you find the missing piece and clear it.

Original post dated 2015. Most recently updated October 2023.