23 Weight Loss Affirmations to Help You Lose Weight and Keep It Off

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Here are 23 positive affirmations for weight loss.  Use them every day to help you achieve your weight loss goals.

Deep-dive weight loss affirmations with self-reflection questions…

“I focus on my weight loss goals.”

Three elements that help me stay focused on my weight loss goals are consistency, discipline, and willpower. I recognize that I have the power of choice on a daily basis to positively affect my results.

I go to the gym or participate in some form of exercise on a daily or weekly basis, depending on my weight loss goals. Exercising creates positive habits in my life.

I learn something new each week about maintaining my health, enhancing my nutrition, or adjusting my diet for more positive results. I can do this by talking with someone new, scheduling an appointment with my doctor, reading fitness magazines, or learning new exercises.

I recognize that there will be setbacks along the way and that this is completely normal.

Each day, I make food choices based on my weight loss and health goals. I choose to pass up sugar cravings, and instead, I select fruits, vegetables, and other foods that strengthen my health.

I recognize that each time I am faced with a temptation to consume something sugary and sweet is an opportunity for personal growth. This opportunity makes me stronger, both physically and mentally, in my fight to lose weight and maintain a healthy diet.

Today, I sacrifice short-term desires for sugary foods and choose healthier options. My positive choices become easier as the days and weeks pass and as I notice progress in my weight loss journey.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. Where am I currently at in my weight loss goals and where do I want to be?
  2. What negative habits do I currently have that interfere with weight loss?
  3. What are some healthy, nutritious foods that I can incorporate into my diet?

“Healthy choices are important to me.”

I always consider the health ramifications of my choices and find it easy to choose options that benefit my mind and body.

When I am occasionally tempted to make an unhealthy choice, I quickly remind myself how important my health is to me so I can make a decision that supports this priority. I generally find it very easy to keep health in mind when making decisions.

If I am running late in the mornings, I still find a nutritious option for breakfast. I keep fresh fruit readily available within reach so I can grab some on my way out the door. For work, I bring my own healthy lunches and snacks. When I do go out to lunch with friends, I find a wholesome and nourishing option on the menu.

I always keep my refrigerator and pantry stocked with healthy ingredients so I can make nutritious dinners. When cooking a meal, I make extra portions and freeze them for quick and easy dinner preparation when I am short on time.

I take the time I need to exercise and relax. As a result, my stress level is very low. I go to bed early enough to get the sleep that I need so I can wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the day.

I get a regular check-up with my physician and follow his advice joyfully. I am happy to find out additional steps I can take to strengthen my health. I seek out the advice of experts.

Today, I am prepared to have a healthy day. I value my health and take the necessary steps to maintain it.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. What new, healthy habits should I adopt?
  2. What are some unhealthy habits I could replace with healthier choices?
  3. Do I exercise regularly? How can I incorporate more exercise into my daily routines?

“Exercise helps me to achieve mental clarity.”

My mind benefits greatly when my body is active. Exercise is a key factor in my ability to think clearly. I am a creative force to be reckoned with when I am consistently active.

There are opportunities to exercise wherever I am. I alternate between sitting and standing when I am at work. Keeping active prevents my mind from becoming lazy. It is easy for me to stay focused when I move around.

I walk to get lunch each day. Walking gives me an opportunity to burn extra calories before my meal. I feel less weighed down by food when I walk back afterwards.

Morning workouts are wonderful for making my days productive. I release tension as I loosen my limbs and energize my muscles. When I am relaxed, I am able to process ideas carefully.

On days when a challenge is frustrating me, I take a break to stretch my muscles and take my mind off the challenge. It helps me to regain a centered mindset so I am able to find a solution.

Today, I attest to the importance of exercise to my overall well-being. I am committed to treating physical activity as a priority in my life. I am convinced that exercise helps to make me a more effective person.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. What are some other strategies I can use to keep active throughout the day?
  2. How do I feel when I allow a few days to pass without noticeable physical activity?
  3. How can I tell when my body needs a break from exercise?

“I am confident in my ability to modify my diet.”

I am resolute in my goal to be healthier. I know my diet largely determines my health, so I am changing my diet habits for the better. I am focused on making this diet change a permanent addition to my life. My old diet habits are over. My new diet habits are healthier and smarter.

I make wise choices each time I face a snack or meal. I select the best foods for my body to keep it healthy. I pick out items that give me strength and energy.

I am changing my diet to stay in good physical and mental shape. My choices matter, so I am learning to avoid temptation and focus on healthier alternatives like fruits and vegetables. I understand food is fuel, and junk food is an item that is no longer on my approved snacking list.

My friends and family recognize I am making a serious change in my diet to stay healthy. They are supporting me throughout the process and giving me useful suggestions.

My diet affects how I feel, think, and move. I am confident in my abilities to make the necessary adjustments to the foods I eat.

Today, I intend to focus on changing my diet for better health.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. How can I help my family understand the importance of my diet?
  2. How can I convince coworkers to join me in changing their diet habits?
  3. How can I ignore my old diet habits and stay focused on my new goals?

“My body deserves to be treated like a temple.”

My body houses important parts of me that contribute to a high quality of life. My soul, heart, and mind deserve an environment that enshrines and uplifts them. I treat my body like a temple to support my innermost essence.

I avoid exposing my body to stressors of everyday life. I know it is sometimes difficult to avoid them so I prepare for them. I feed my body with stress-fighting vitamins.

My diet allows my mind to remain focused, energetic, and sharp. Feeding my body healthily prepares me to respond to difficult situations with calm confidence.

Treating my body well helps me feel good about myself. My soul benefits when I pamper myself. When I take a weekend to treat myself to spa treatments, I feel more connected with my soul.

Being good to myself reinforces how positive nurturing is to my overall being. Treating my body with respect helps me to develop respect for others.

It also helps me to send the signal that I deserve respect from those around me. I use my own behaviors with myself as a standard for how I deserve to be treated.

Today, I commit to treating my body with the utmost love and respect. I recognize that doing that results in my inner being responding positively. My mental and spiritual health are in prime form because my body receives very good treatment.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. How do my fashion choices impact my self-esteem and overall body image?
  2. How do I determine the cap on financial resources I use to take care of myself?
  3. How much influence does my conscience have on the choices I make in life?

“I make smart food decisions in restaurants.”

I carefully select food at restaurants because I care about my health. Temptations are abundant, but I choose wise options that support my goal of eating nutritiously.

I carefully look at a restaurant menu before I order.

I avoid letting the server influence my choices with unhealthy specials. Likewise, the choices of my family or friends fail to affect my decision. Regardless of the situation, I select the best options to fit my diet.

I ask questions before I order food to ensure I choose healthy options. I unabashedly ask about fat content, calories, or ingredients.

I remember to make smart choices about garnishes or toppings. I politely request easy, health-conscious changes to my dishes, like leaving off the dressing or croutons.

I focus on the healthiest dishes on the restaurant menu. I think about the vitamins and minerals in my food. I select menu items that have higher amounts of these nutrients.

I also consider the total fat, calorie, protein, and carbohydrate amounts in my entire meal. My food choices ultimately determine my health, so balance is important. I also select items that help me feel full because they contain fiber. This way, I avoid temptations from being hungry again in just a short while.

Today, I eat nutritiously even when I go out to eat. I choose meal options that support my good health.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. How can I avoid temptation while eating out with my family at their favorite restaurant?
  2. How can I find a balance between healthy food and occasional treats?
  3. What can I do to encourage others to make healthier choices at restaurants?

“I trust my body during a difficult workout.”

I understand my body’s limitations during a workout. I trust my body and listen to it while I exercise.

I trust my training plan while I work out.

I understand how much exercise my body can handle during one session. I ensure my workouts are balanced and spread out.

I have faith in my body’s ability to handle a difficult exercise routine.

I carefully plan my workouts and use professional help to ask questions. I have a strategy in place for the exercise goals I want to achieve.

I exercise consistently and follow the schedule. I know how far my body can be pushed during a strenuous workout. I test my limits without the risk of long-term injuries or other issues.

I analyze my exercise routine on a regular basis to make adjustments. The fitness changes I make are important for my overall health and future.

I notice how a difficult workout affects my body, so I can stop before an injury occurs. I trust my body’s ability to inform me of my boundaries. I carefully listen to my intuition and my mind during these moments.

I have confidence in my fitness routine. My exercise program keeps my body strong and healthy.

Today, I intend to focus on my body’s ability to tolerate difficult workouts.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. How can I make sure my difficult workout does not go too far?
  2. What can I do to prevent injuries that can occur from workouts?
  3. How can I create an effective fitness plan that balances difficulty?

“Progress with my fitness goals motivates me to keep training.”

My physical fitness is one of my greatest priorities. It deserves the same level of attention as my family, work, and spirituality. Being physically fit helps me to achieve the balance that is important in life.

I set achievable fitness goals for myself. Keeping those goals in mind reminds me to do the things that help me to reach them.

My weight loss targets are conservative. I avoid putting pressure on myself to hit unrealistic and unnecessary goals. Being reasonable with myself helps me to succeed on a consistent basis. It prevents me from becoming frustrated.

Each target I hit motivates me to pursue a new one. Success convinces me that I have what it takes to challenge myself and overcome obstacles.

My training regimen consists of having a strong support system. I work out with people who help to hold me accountable. That extra bit of interest gives me the push to keep going.

On days when I am unable to hit my target, I avoid feeling discouraged. I remind myself of the progress made to date. That mindset helps me to get back on track.

Today, my motivation to keep training strengthens with each goal I hit. The sweet smell of success keeps me moving forward.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. How do I know whether my fitness goals are conservative or aggressive?
  2. Which positive reinforcement techniques can I apply to my fitness journey?
  3. What factors are influencing me to push towards even greater fitness?

“I am winning the battle against junk food.”

I avoid processed and unhealthy foods because I care about my health. I plan ahead so my day is filled with healthy options instead of fast food.

I focus on vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and other healthy options. I select well-balanced meals with a healthy mix of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.

I use variety to keep me coming back for more of the healthy stuff. I add new flavors, herbs, and spices to my foods to make them more interesting. They taste better than junk food and help keep me healthy.

When I cook, I make more than I need and freeze the rest. As a result, I always have healthy, home-cooked meals that I can just heat and eat, eliminating the need for fast food on days when I am too busy to cook.  

I avoid temptation by keeping junk food out of my house altogether.

I remember that fruit is nature’s candy. I stock up on fruits and veggies. I cut them up into handy bite-size pieces so there are always some available to grab for a quick snack. I mix them into tasty combinations, adding nuts, raisins, granola, or other healthy toppings.

Today, my old cravings for junk food are disappearing. I have discovered a whole new world of foods that are tasty and healthy, and I like it that way.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. How can I get my family to stop eating junk food?
  2. How can I make healthier food choices at the grocery store?
  3. What should I choose as healthy substitutes for my typical junk food?

“I have conquered emotional eating.”

In the past, I would use food to provide comfort in my life. Now, I eat to satisfy my hunger rather than my feelings. I can tell the difference between physical hunger and emotional hunger. The guilt of emotional eating is gone.

My relationship with food is healthy and I have the desire and willpower to continue this positive mindset. I enjoy being able to leave the old, needy mindset behind.

I recognize the triggers that lead to emotional eating and stop these triggers in their tracks. I am free of food cravings that tempt me to resort to my old ways. I use food to fill my stomach instead of some void in my mind.

I let go of using food as my coping mechanism. I experiment with other techniques for calming myself and dealing with stress. I meditate and exercise regularly.

I find effective ways to satisfy my emotional needs. I reach out to others for guidance and help with managing my emotions.

Today, I recognize my ability to overcome emotional eating and feel pride in my successful efforts. I have control over what I eat and when I eat it.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. What are my triggers for emotional eating?
  2. What diet or exercise changes can I incorporate to help me forget emotional eating?
  3. What is my plan for learning new coping techniques?

“My exercise routine helps me achieve new levels of wellbeing.”

My exercise routine is part of my overall strategy to stay healthy. The combination of exercises in my daily schedule is a productive workout that works well for me and allows me to be consistent.

My fitness goals are realistic. My exercise habits fit my lifestyle and I can work out during the best time of the day for me. My plan coordinates nicely with my life, work, and family obligations.

My exercise routine is balanced for both my body and mind.

I am happy with the exercise combinations I use. My flexibility and agility are better than ever. I reduce stress and recharge in my exercise sessions.

My health gets stronger with each workout. I keep track of my progress and note the changes in my body. I am inspired by these positive changes. They motivate me to exercise when I would prefer to be doing something else instead.

I am patient with my body and know how far I can push it without hurting myself.

I am flexible with my routine but still work out consistently. I am proud of my accomplishments while I exercise. My confidence grows each time I work out.

Today, I recognize the power of my exercise routine. I am strong of mind and body and I owe it all to my exercise regimen.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. How can I incorporate new ideas into my exercise routine to avoid boredom?
  2. How can I involve my family and children in my exercise routine?
  3. How can I encourage my friends to join me while I exercise?

“I cut down on sugar.”

I eat less sugar than I used to. I cut out sweets so I can protect my health and lose weight. I remind myself that sugar has been linked to diabetes, obesity, and tooth decay. I value my long-term wellbeing more than a taste of candy that lasts for only a few seconds.

As I taper down on cookies and cake, my cravings lessen. I train my taste buds to be satisfied with less sugar.

I know how to read food labels to spot sugar, regardless of the name, like high-fructose corn syrup or sucrose. I uncover the hidden sugars in breakfast cereal and salad dressing.

I drink plain water instead of soda. When I want extra flavor, I brew a pot of tea or whip up a smoothie with fresh fruit and yogurt. When I want a cocktail, I order a glass of wine or a Bloody Mary instead of mega-calorie White Russians and Pina Coladas.

I search for healthy substitutes that appeal to my sweet tooth. I savor fresh fruit. I sprinkle cinnamon on my morning toast.

There is still room in my life for special desserts. I budget my sugar calories to cover an occasional ice cream sundae or a small slice of coconut cake at office birthday parties. It is easier for me to stick to a healthy diet when I avoid feeling deprived.

Today, I say goodbye to excess sugar. Life is sweeter when I eat nutritious whole foods and avoid empty calories.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. Why do I want to cut down on sugar?
  2. What is one sugary food that I could easily give up?
  3. How can I reduce the portion sizes for my favorite sweets?

“I commit myself to healthier habits.”

My health matters to me. My life is precious. I want to fulfill my potential and spend as many years as possible with my loved ones. To this end, I form healthy habits that promote my physical and mental wellbeing.

With healthy habits, taking good care of myself becomes automatic.

I exercise regularly. I visit the gym or ride my stationery bicycle at home. I develop a list of activities that I enjoy so that I am prepared for any kind of weather or time crunch. I find the best time of day for me to squeeze a workout into my schedule.

I incorporate more activity into my daily routine. I climb the stairs instead of riding the elevator. I do some squats while waiting for my morning coffee to brew.

I eat a nutritious diet. I make time for adequate sleep and relaxation.

I follow the recommendations of my health care team. I see my doctor for regular checkups. I brush and floss in between dentist visits. I talk with professionals I trust about the latest studies and news so I can apply the information to my own needs.

Today, I pick up new habits that help me to take better care of my body and mind. I choose the areas that are my top priorities, and start making positive changes that prepare me for a longer and more rewarding life.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. What is one healthy habit I could start working on today?
  2. What are my personal reasons for wanting to be healthier?
  3. How can I ask my loved ones for the support I need to follow a healthy lifestyle?

“Exercise is part of my daily life.”

I make exercise part of my daily routine. Staying physically active strengthens my body and mind. I feel fit and energetic. I even look better!

My spirits soar as exercise boosts my mood. I become cheerful and relaxed. My morning commute seems less stressful, and I have more patience with my children and coworkers. I return home from work eager to hang out with friends instead of falling asleep in front of the TV.

I maintain a healthy weight by eating nutritious foods and burning off calories naturally.

I strengthen my bones and build up endurance. I run and bike to condition my heart. I do yoga to increase my flexibility, and pushups to tone my muscles.

I find a variety of activities that I like so I can keep my motivation high year round. I swim and play volleyball on the beach in the summer. In the winter, I ski or stay warm inside on my treadmill.

I find a workout buddy so we can encourage each other. I show up on time for running sessions and dance classes because I know they are counting on me. Our time together is more fun because we help each other to laugh and think positive.

Today, I hit the running trail or play ball with my children. I make exercise a priority because I want to lead a long and fulfilling life.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. What is a good time of day for me to exercise regularly?
  2. What is one new form of exercise I want to try out?
  3. Where can I find reliable information about diet and exercise?

“I am committed to a daily fitness routine.”

I know that exercise strengthens my health, boosts my mood, and elevates my mind. I am determined to make exercise an automatic part of my daily routine.

I focus on a regular workout schedule that is easy to maintain. My exercise routine has enough challenges to be interesting, but it is also easy enough to do every day.

My routine has a mix of different exercises that work in harmony to exercise every muscle in my body. My chosen routine is a part of my goal to achieve better health and fitness. It is also an essential element of my well-being.

My lifestyle reflects my commitment to my new exercise habit.

I add my workout to my schedule every day and ensure to have ample time to complete my whole workout. I am able to stay focused on my exercises until they are done.

I am in charge of my fitness and routines. I decide which exercises to do and how often to do them. I am able to find the best routines for my body and mind. However, I also work with others when they offer knowledgeable suggestions for a more beneficial workout.

Today, I am thankful for my daily fitness routine. It boosts my health and helps me stay in shape with ease.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. How can I stay on track with my daily fitness routine, even when I have excuses to skip it?
  2. How can I help my family understand the importance of daily exercise in my life?
  3. How can I encourage my friends to join me and create their own daily fitness routines?

“My diet promotes good health.”

Taking a healthy approach to what I consume ensures that my mind and body perform well each day.

My food choices help to determine how well my brain functions when executing tasks. I am disciplined about eating foods that promote alertness and sharp thinking. When I have those foods, I see a marked improvement in my output at work.

My internal organs get a boost of vitamins and minerals with each meal I eat. I pay attention to the properties of major ingredients in foods.

I balance my daily nutritional requirements. When my organs are properly fed, they keep bodily functions operating optimally. I feel energetic when I follow a healthy eating regimen.

Eating well encourages me to practice other healthy habits. My body benefits from a combination of a good diet, adequate rest, and exercise.

When I get enough hours of rest each night, I avoid over-burdening my body. I also incorporate regular exercise into my overall wellness routine. Exercise complements vitamin-rich foods in preserving my muscles and bones.

Healthy living also involves reducing my intake of high calorie foods. Most of the time, I avoid indulgent foods and beverages.

Today, I realize how much my good health supports me in my life goals. I am committed to treating my body well. Being good to myself results in the ability to achieve longevity and success.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. Where do I get guidance from in order to make good food choices?
  2. How much leeway do I allow myself when I feel like splurging on indulgent foods?
  3. What factors tend to get me off track with my health regimen?

“I eat healthy snacks.”

I make smart food choices. Controlling my appetite between meals helps me to avoid overeating and I find it easier to resist junk food. So I refuel before I become ravenous. I eat nutritious snacks that stabilize my blood sugar and give me energy.

I keep wholesome foods out where I can see them. Having a bowl of fruit on my kitchen counter makes it easy to grab a peach instead of a bag of chips. At work, I keep almonds and raisins in my old candy jar.

I read labels carefully. I avoid excess sugar, salt, and empty calories.

I calculate my portions. I learn to eyeball 2 ounces of almonds or one cup of chocolate pudding.

I slow down and savor each bite. When I limit distractions, I appreciate my treats more.

I distinguish between thirst and hunger. I drink a glass of water to make my cravings for candy corn go away.

I take charge of my emotions. I deal with sadness and anger constructively rather than drowning my feelings with soda and ice cream. I call up a friend to talk things over. I take a walk or meditate.

Today, I think of food as my friend. Vegetables, fruits, and other whole foods are the mainstays of my diet at mealtime and throughout the day. I use snacks to help give my body the nutrients I need to stay fit and lead a fulfilling life.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. What is one healthy snack I want to pack for work today?
  2. How can I remind myself to think before snacking?
  3. How can I prepare for those times in the day when I am most vulnerable to a snack attack?

“I only feed nutritious food to my body.”

I have an obligation to feed my body the proper food. Doing so keeps my mind strong and clear. It puts me in a better position to serve the world and to take care of myself.

I am lucky that I enjoy healthy, nutritious food. I naturally gravitate toward making good food choices. My body wants to be healthy, and it steers me in the right direction. I listen to my body and give it what it requires.

I only feed nutritious food to my body.

I feel better physically when I give my body healthy food. I sleep better and have more energy. I feel the level of health in my body increasing with each healthy meal. The nutrients provided by healthy food fuel my body for the day.

My mind is clearer and more alert when I consume nutritious food. I make better decisions and handle the stresses of life more easily. A calm mental state is the norm for me.

Before consuming any food, I ask myself if I am making a good decision. I avoid eating foods that fail to provide benefits to my body. I make good food choices each day.

Today, I am doubling my efforts to feed my body healthy, nutritious foods. I avoid foods that are unhealthy. I have the willpower and discipline necessary to be successful.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. What can I do to increase the quality of food I consume at each meal?
  2. What are the three worst foods I eat each day?
  3. How would I feel if I ate in a healthier manner?

“I motivate myself to work out.”

I stick to my workout program. I generate the enthusiasm to exercise on a regular basis.

I think about my reasons for working out. I want to have as many years as possible to share with my family and friends, perform meaningful work, and engage in the activities that I love. I want to feel strong and look fit.

I practice self-care. It is easier to go the gym when I eat nutritious foods and sleep well.

I listen to music. A lively playlist makes me want to move around.

I make my workouts more social. I sign up for dance classes or join a softball league. When I get together with friends, I suggest activities like riding bikes or going kayaking. I use social media to chat about my fitness program and share support with others.

I give myself rewards. While I am working towards my fitness goals, I treat myself to a flattering new yoga top or relaxing spa treatments. On the way home from the gym, I stop off to buy a delicious piece of fruit or a bestselling novel.

I focus on having fun. I treat my workouts like playtime. I put together a variety of interesting and challenging activities that I can choose from.

Today, I am excited about working out. I enjoy staying fit and active.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. What are my personal reasons for exercising?
  2. Who are 3 people I could invite to join me for a workout?
  3. How can I sustain my motivation for the long-term when it comes to working out?

“Maintaining a journal keeps me on track towards my objectives.”

Milestones are encouraging. I include them in a journal to keep me moving forward towards my goals. Seeing each small win pushes me to go after the next one.

Each work day is productive because I am guided by a list. Before I begin working, I plot out the steps to achieve productivity. This approach allows me to focus on the important things and block out the distractions.

Although unexpected tasks sometimes come my way, I avoid losing focus. I adjust my goals for the day and make room for the new responsibilities.

Larger life goals are easier to achieve when I set small milestones along the way. Each week, I allocate time to achieving one of these smaller milestones and I stick to the allocations.

When I focus on one small task at a time, I avoid feeling overwhelmed by how much there is to do. I am gentle with myself by setting milestones.

Overall wellness is important as I go after goals. I make time each day to eat right, rest, and exercise. I add those things to my journal because they are important to long-term wellness.

Today, writing my objectives in my journal allows me to commit to them consistently. I am a believer in setting milestones and reviewing my progress. Life is more fulfilling when I am able to see my results along the way.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. What milestones does my fitness journal contain?
  2. How do I adjust milestones without affecting the path towards other goals?
  3. How often do I include milestones for strengthening my relationships with friends?

“I eat only what I need.”

My decisions to eat are dictated by hunger and health. Many people eat based on emotion and cravings but, I am free of these issues. I only eat what my body needs to function in a healthy manner.

I eat when I feel hungry and avoid eating more than I need to feel full.

On those rare occasions I overeat, I ensure that I eat less at the next meal. It is all about balance.

The types of foods I choose to eat are based on health. I favor foods that encourage good health and allow me to be at my best.

I know that eating unhealthy foods has a negative impact on my health, energy, and mood. Sometimes, I am tempted to eat foods that I know are unhealthy, but I am able to avoid acting on these urges.

I feel good about myself when I make smart food choices.

I avoid using food as a means of medicating my anxiety, loneliness, boredom, or other negative emotions. I have other ways of managing these emotions that preserve my health.

Today, I choose foods with my health in mind. I eat nutritious foods in sensible portions and limit my intake to what my body requires for the next several hours. I eat what my body needs to stay in peak condition.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. When am I most likely to overeat or to eat unhealthy foods?
  2. What emotions do I feel before I eat poorly?
  3. What are some ways I can deal with these triggering emotions?

“I enjoy stretching and exercising my body.”

I believe that my body is a temple. A temple is a sacred place that deserves to be well-cared for. My health is one of my most important priorities, so I take care of my body with proper diet and exercise.

I look forward to stretching and relaxing my body.

Stretching my body helps me to avoid injuries and keeps me supple and flexible. I breathe easier and have better posture after I have stretched my body thoroughly. I follow a flexibility routine each day and love the benefits I am receiving.

I look forward to testing and building my body.

Exercising my body is also important to me. By exercising, I keep my muscles strong. My heart and lungs also get a great workout and become stronger. I have an exercise routine that works for me and that I find enjoyable. I am able to maintain my workout routine with ease.

My exercises are important activities and I plan them into my day. My health is paramount, and I schedule my life to reflect this. I know that my life becomes much more challenging if my health fails.

Today, and every day, I make it a point to stretch and exercise my body. I create time in my schedule to ensure that I am doing what I can to boost my health and well-being. I enjoy spending this time and effort on myself.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. What form of exercising would I enjoy doing on a regular basis?
  2. What other things can I do to improve my health?
  3. How can I make more time in my schedule for stretching and exercise?

“I am reaching a healthy weight.”

I feel lighter each day. All the little changes that I put into place have a significant and positive effect on my path to reaching my goal weight.

I consistently choose healthy foods with appropriate serving sizes that nourish my body. I prefer healthy foods. When someone offers me a food that neglects my objective, I easily and politely decline.

When I struggle to make the correct food choices, I quickly remind myself of the importance of reaching my goal weight. This gentle reminder is all I need to get back on the correct path. I feel stronger and more capable of making positive decisions. I know that I can reach my healthy weight soon.

Exercise feels good, and I exercise regularly. I choose exercises that I enjoy, so I look forward to my exercise time every day. Sometimes I go for a walk, ride a bike, go hiking, or play sports instead of doing regular workouts.

I can feel my body getting stronger and healthier. My clothes fit better and I like what I am seeing in the mirror.

I can tell that others are starting to notice the positive changes in my body as well. The pride that I feel makes each day a little bit easier than the day before.

Today, I am making wise food and exercise choices as I get closer and closer to my healthiest weight.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. What is healthy substitute for my favorite ‘bad’ food?
  2. How can I incorporate more exercise into my daily routines?
  3. At what time of day do I feel the most challenged about making positive food choices?