If you don't know by now, I'm super into affirmations! I read them, recite them and even write them. A few days ago, I watched Hitomi Mochizuki's Vegan comfort food video, which is what inspired this blog post and my Instagram post. Hitomi kicked off her 'What I Eat in a Day' video by sharing food affirmations with her viewers.
This approach resonated with me because my relationship with food hasn't always been sunshine and rainbows. I was often sick as a child, which took a toll on my digestive system and mental health and struggled with body image issues growing up before finally being able to enjoy food as much as I do today.
Make no mistake, I only enjoy food today because I went Vegan, plus eliminating a HUGE allergen (gluten) that I only knew of when I was 16 years old. Which takes me back to the food affirmations.
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But first, what are affirmations?
Affirmations are positive statements that can be used to shift your mindset in a more favourable and efficient way. They can also help you boost your mood, confidence and overall mental health.
How do I use affirmations?
You can incorporate affirmations in your daily routine by:
- reciting them in front of the mirror
- writing them on sticky notes and placing them around your home
- thinking it
- believing it
- aligned action (improve your daily habits/actions)
Now for the list of positive food affirmations:
- My body needs food to thrive.
- I trust my digestive system to properly break down the food I consume.
- I will eat, no matter what my body looks like.
- I will treat my body with respect and nourish it when I am hungry.
- My worthiness is not measured by the type or amount of food I eat.
- Growth requires honesty and discomfort.
- I will give my body the love and respect it deserves.
- I will choose to always treat my body well.
- I can eat what I want, when I want.
- I honour my body's hunger cues.
- I am grateful for all the food that I have access to.
- Food is beautiful.
- There is no such thing as perfection.
- When it's difficult to love my self image, it's still okay to love myself.
- Moving my body feels good.
- Feeling hunger is completely normal.
- It is safe for me to feel full and happy.
- Eating makes me happy.
- Food is not a reward, but rather a necessity.
- My body will change over time and that is okay.
As you prepare to cook and eat your next meal, be sure to approach the process with a positive and abundant mindset. Build in these food affirmations into your routine every time you're at the dinner table to make peace with food, eating and your body.
By working on your relationship with food, you are making space for powerful change to happen within your mind and environment. Work these affirmations into your day, allow yourself to see it, feel it and experience it all!
Are you ready to embody your most strong and confident self? Let me know in the comments ⬇️