Essential Practice to Overcome Emotional Eating: Make Friends with your Emotions

Apr 11, 2021

For various reasons many of us learned to suppress or at least judge our feelings. We somehow get afraid of them or we feel powerless over them.

Emotional eating is an attempt to deal with unwanted feelings. Eating can be a way to temporarily silence or “stuff down” uncomfortable emotions, such as anger, fear and sadness. When you numb yourself with food, you avoid the difficult emotions you’d rather not feel.

However, these uncomfortable feelings (and the associated thoughts) do not go away. They are just being suppressed by excess food. As time goes by it becomes harder to keep these feelings at bay. That’s why over time it takes more food or other substances to avoid your feelings.

The only way to get beyond this pattern of using food to stuff down your feelings is to move through the discomfort, feel your feelings ~ and ultimately release them.

Restricted or suppressed emotions occur when energy is not moving freely. It takes energy to restrict emotions,...

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Are You Ready for Spring?

Mar 12, 2021

Here Comes Spring!

It’s exciting to hear the birds and feel the sunshine. A time of renewal when the earth and animals awaken and sing.

Time to take off the bulky sweaters and overcoats and put-on lighter clothing, short sleeve tops and shorts, and reveal more body.

For children and people who do not struggle with excess weight and body image, changing into seasonal clothing is simply a part of the excitement of welcoming a new season.   

However, women who struggle with extra pounds and body image often come to this aspect of the coming spring with frustration, negative self-talk and maybe even more obsession about how they look.

This year this challenge may be compounded by the fact that we have been indoors and isolated from the world the past 12 months.

We likely spent way more time in pajamas and stretchy leggings with oversized sweaters and for the most part were more relaxed about our food consumption, and added on pounds.

Today I took out a few articles...

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Scientific evidence that EFT Tapping reduces food craving! šŸ„¼

Mar 04, 2021
Scientific evidence that EFT Tapping reduces food craving!
I get to experience the "magic" of problematic food cravings disappearing first hand with my clients all the time. šŸ™Œ
World First fMRI Study of EFT
Early findings from a world-first study aimed at scientifically proving a simple ‘tapping’ technique have shown the method is effective in reducing food cravings.
This is the first time anywhere in the world that Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging scans (fMRI) have been used to see physical, scientific evidence of exactly how EFT self-help techniques work on these conditions by changing the brain’s neural pathways involved in addiction and food cravings.
After 4 weeks (2 hours per week) of EFT Tapping, participants’ brain scans showed a remarkable reduction in activation. The control group who did not receive any EFT did not change.
The full paper is available below.
An Initial Investigation of Neural...
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Have You Heard About Matrix Reimprinting?

Mar 03, 2021

What is Matrix Reimprinting?

Matrix Reimprinting (MR) is a Meridian Tapping Therapy that evolved from the popular self-help technique Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). It is effective for the treatment of emotional or physical issues; it can also be used to manifest your goals and dreams.

Like its predecessors, Matrix Reimprinting also uses the meridian system that has been used in acupuncture for thousands of years. EFT has a long and impressive history of resolving physical and emotional health issues. The way it works is that you bring to mind and verbalize, in a specific manner, an issue that you want to work with.

At the same time, you tap on points on your meridians with your fingers, and this releases stress and trauma from the body’s energy system, allowing the body-mind to return to a healthy physical and emotional state. Results for EFT have always been phenomenal, and have far and reaching positive consequences for our Western medical model of healing.

How does...

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Essential Self-Care Daily Practice ~ Tapping to Release Stress

Feb 15, 2021

Practicing stress relief techniques daily are essential for good self-care. And EFT Tapping is an easy, effective way to do so. 

Stress can lead to anxiety, depression, trouble sleeping, weight gain and other problems. 

Join me and Tap along to de stress so you can move into your day with ease and flow. 

Please remember to take full responsibility for your own well-being - practice great self-care, and seek appropriate professional assistance as needed. Thank you!

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Get my FREE eBook, Three Essential Practices to Overcome Emotional Eating here: 

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Overcome Challenges with Food, Weight & Body Image with EFT Tapping

Jan 31, 2021

Learn how EFT and other Cognitive-Somatic techniques can enable you to get to the core of your weight loss and body image challenges.

KSKQ Ashland/Medford, Oregon interview with Maria LiPuma with a focus on supporting women in transforming struggles with food, weight & body image into experiences of personal peace, freedom and success.

Maria LiPuma – Body Confidence Solutions, Weight & Body Confidence Coach Maria LiPuma is a Weight and Body Confidence Coach, and an internationally trained Master Practitioner and Trainer of Meridian Based Therapies including EFT and Matrix Reimprinting. She has successfully combined her education, training, and background in Food Psychology Coaching, Additive Behavior Studies and Cognitive-Somatic Energy Practices and helps women transform their challenges with food, weight & body image into experiences of personal peace, freedom and success.

Maria is passionate about her life's work and brings a unique understanding of the pain...

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How Do You See Yourself? Shifting Limiting Beliefs for Improved Self-Esteem

Jan 16, 2021

How Do You See Yourself? Shifting Limiting Beliefs for Improved Self-Esteem

"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."
~ Wayne Dyer

In this video I invite you to notice your self concept and how you might change it to align more fully with the person you'd like to be.

If you want circumstances in your life to be different, you have to be different.

To learn more about Body Confidence Solutions and Maria go here:

If you want some support in changing the way you see yourself, contact me for a FREE consultation.

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Cultivate Self-Discipline to Achieve Your Health, Fitness & Weight Loss Goals

Jan 04, 2021

Want to lose weight, exercise or simply improve your health? Self-discipline and the ability to create healthy habits are one of life’s most valuable skills.

Join Maria as she share her experience and insights in cultivating a new and effective approach to self-discipline.

To learn more about Maria and Body Confidence Solutions go here:

Free e Book, Three Essential Practices to Overcome Emotional Eating:

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Tapping Reduces Food Cravings

Jan 03, 2021

Tapping Reduces Food Cravings

šŸ‘©‍āš•ļøšŸ‘Ø‍āš•ļøšŸ‘©‍āš•ļø Scientific evidence that tapping helps reduce food cravings leading to weight loss.
For years I struggled with food, weight and body image issues!
Tapping is is one of the amazing techniques I have used to be free of emotional eating and uncontrollable food cravings. It has empowered me and many of my clients to make choices that reflect self-love and self-respect not only in relationship to food, weight, and body image but in all areas of their lives šŸŽ‰
"Maria offers a safe environment to work through deep issues. I always knew that it wasn't just about what and when I eat and how much I exercised. There were deeper reasons why I held onto weight and why I put it on in the first place.......I had some major breakthroughs and we did deep work together..... I feel a freedom that is priceless." ~ Amber Rae šŸ’–
Dr Peta Stapleton, clinical and health psychologist and world researcher in EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) or...
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New Year, New You ~ Embrace Thoughts, Beliefs & Actions that Align with Your Best Self

Dec 29, 2020

The New Year is often a time to reflect on the past year and think about what we want to do, be or have in the year ahead. It inspires us to consider new prospects and an opportunity to begin again, such as the feeling one gets when we open a new journal or the first day of a school year. It evokes anticipation of possibilities and a determination to align with more of what delights and inspires us. Many set intentions, make resolutions, and even create vision boards. We want aspects of our lives to be different. Maybe we want to release excess weight, increase our finances, enjoy more loving relationships, etc.

The past few years my husband and I have enjoyed a releasing ceremony, where we write down all that we want to let go of and then burn it. After some prayer and letting go we then write our intentions for the coming year. This writing we keep. I like to post it where I can see it as a reminder of what it is that I felt inspired to call into my life in the coming year.


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