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Affirmations to heal your relationship with food and your body

food relationship Nov 17, 2019
If you’re new to affirmations, these are positive statements or mantras that help you challenge thoughts and behaviours that are unhelpful, negative and sabotage your health and your life. Even if you think that this is just a bunch of words (or hippy-dippy nonsense) that won’t change the situation for you, give it a go anyway and you may be pleasantly surprised. 
Evidence shows that practicing positive mindset and thoughts can indeed cause a better outcome- Olympic athletes practice positive visualisations and for many, it takes around 1/4 -⅓ of their regular training. 
Beliefs are thoughts that we keep thinking over and over again and the more attention you bring to the thought, the more established and strong it becomes. So what if instead of practicing the same thought patterns, you changed the thought to more useful ones? 
To make affirmations really work for you, choose one to three on the list that really resonate with you. With affirmations, simplicity is key so make sure that it is simple to remember. And this will only happen if it really resonates with you deeply and you can feel it in your bones when you say it out loud. 
Whether you struggle with nourishing yourself well on a daily basis, trying to eliminate self-sabotaging habits like dieting or calorie counting or are in recovery from an eating disorder like anorexia, bulimia or binge eating disorder, there is an affirmation or a few here that will support you in building a healthier and well-nourished life. 
Repeat the affirmation when you are struggling in that area, whether it’s calorie counting or cravings, and say it out loud (preferably) or quietly (if that’s the only option) three to five times in one go.
Repeat this a few times per day to let the words sink in. 

Affirmations to nourish your body well

I am well nourished in preparation for the day ahead of me.
My body heals and strengthens with every bite I take.
Food is the medicine my body loves.
This food is healing me.
I feel great when I take care of myself.
Every day I become stronger and healthier.
I take daily action on things that matter to me.
I find it easy to nourish my body well. 
Nourishing my body feels joyful. 
I am building a healthy relationship with food. 
I crave foods that nourish me well. 

Affirmations to eliminate cravings and stop overeating and bingeing

I am overcoming binge eating. 
I can easily say no to sweets. 
I can have anything I want, but I choose not to. 
I am in control of what I eat. 
I make my food choices sensibly. 
I can easily stop when I’m full. 
My mind is in a strong and healthy connection to my body. 
I know that food is not the solution to cope with stress. 
I am not a rubbish bin. 
I love and respect my body with the food I put in it. 
Food does not make the feelings go away. 
Controlling impulses comes naturally to me. 
I can find productive ways to comfort and soothe myself. 
I am fully present with my body and the food I put in it. 
Nothing tastes as good as healthy feels. 
I treat my body with respect.

Affirmations to reduce anxiety, restriction and compensation around food

I embrace fear and self-doubt, not letting anything stop me from what I want.
I release old habits that are limiting my potential.
I enjoy eating healthy food. 
My food choices and my weight does not define who I am.
I choose to let go of self- destructive patterns that do not serve me. 
My body is whole and full. 
Although I cannot see all that is ahead of me, I can take the next step. 
I can only find out by trying. 
I am strong and calm. 
My health is an investment in my life.
Today I’m choosing to be brave.
I trust my own process. 
My body is my home, and I’m going to take care of it.
I choose life. 
I don’t need to exercise to deserve food. 
I treat my body with respect.
My body needs me to nourish it so that I can live a happy life.
How I feel about myself has nothing to do about what I eat or don’t eat. 
Today I give myself permission to be greater than my fears.
Fear is only a feeling; it cannot hold me back.

Affirmations to stop dieting and counting calories

I will come out of this healing process healthier and wiser.
Life is too short to count calories. 
I’m counting the memories, not the calories.
My life is led by my intention and inspiration, not calories.
I will not allow calories stand in the way of a happy life.
A goal weight is an irrelevant number and doesn’t speak of my health.
You no longer control me, calories, I am free.
I eat for energy and nourishment.
Food is not the enemy. It is nurturing and healing.
How I feel about myself has nothing to do about what i eat or don’t eat. 
I trust the process of recovery. 
I treat my body with respect.

Affirmations to cultivate positive body image

I am OK.
I feed my body healthy nourishing food and give it healthy nourishing exercise because it deserves to be taken care of.
My brain is my sexiest body part.
I can have a good day even when I am not comfortable in my body.
I am open to and accept the feeling of being good enough just the way I am.
I let go of negative thoughts and move through life in joy. 
I accept my body and feel comfortable in my own skin.
My body is beautiful, I will respect and care for it.
There is nothing sexier than positivity.
I release myself from the burden of striving for perfection.
I appreciate my body.
Whenever I look in the mirror I always see something positive.
I find it easy to think positively about my body.
My body is beautiful and I respect it deeply. 
I am grateful for all that my body allows me to do. 
I am thankful for my health. 
I take care of the needs of my body.
I accept my body as it is right now. 
I enjoy feeling good about my body. 
Medical disclaimer
I am not a doctor, medical professional or a dietician. The information I provide is based on my professional experience as a Nutritional Therapist, studies provided and on my personal experience. Any recommendations I may make about diet changes, nutrition, supplements or lifestyle, or information provided to you on this website should be discussed between you and a medical or healthcare professional. The information you receive in these blogs does not take the place of professional medical advice.

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