80 Healing Affirmations for Anorexia

Affirmations for Anorexia

We live in a world that is constantly bombarding us with confusing and conflicting messages about what we should and shouldn’t eat while influencing our beauty standards to unrealistic levels.

It has become very easy to get entangled between poor body image, low self-esteem, self-hatred, and inferiority complexes.

Eating disorders such as anorexia are often rooted in these psychological patterns of self-sabotage.

Before we dive into the affirmations for anorexia, take a few seconds to answer the following questions:

Anorexia Quiz
1. Do you often restrict your food intake or avoid certain foods to an extreme degree?
2. Have you experienced a significant and persistent loss of body weight, accompanied by a fear of gaining it back?
3. Is the pursuit of a “perfect” body size or shape a dominating force in your life?
4. Do you find yourself preoccupied with obsessively counting calories, weighing food, or rigidly following dietary rules?
5. Are you severely underweight and feel a lack of energy and strength in your body?
6. Do you engage in excessive exercise as a means of weight control?

If you find yourself nodding to most of these questions, you probably have anorexia. However, if you haven’t seen a health professional yet, I would HIGHLY suggest you do so.

Anorexia nervosa can be a complex mental health condition that can affect anyone, and the first step toward healing is acknowledging its presence.

The following affirmations for anorexia will address the root causes that lie deep within our subconscious and help program your mind to eat healthily and develop a positive relationship with food and your body.

80 Effective Affirmations for Anorexia

Positive Affirmations for Anorexia

Affirmations for Developing a Healthy Relationship with Food

1. I nourish my body with love and respect.

2. Food is my friend, not my enemy.

3. I savor the flavors and textures of every meal.

4. Eating healthy foods is a beautiful act of self-care.

5. I trust my body’s signals for hunger and fullness.

6. Food fuels my body, mind, and soul.

7. Every bite of healthy food that I take is a step toward health and healing.

8. I release guilt and anxiety around eating.

9. I am in control of my food choices.

10. I choose foods that support my well-being.

Affirmations for Overcoming Fear of Food

1. I am safe and relaxed when I eat.

2. Food is a source of nourishment and pleasure.

3. I release my fear of certain foods.

4. I choose foods that make me feel strong and vibrant.

5. Eating is a joyful experience, not a fearful or anxious one.

6. I trust my body’s ability to digest and process food.

7. I am free from food-related anxieties.

8. I enjoy a diverse and balanced diet.

9. Food is my ally in my journey to health.

10. I release all negativity around food.

Affirmations for Rediscovering the Joy of Eating

1. I find delight in every bite.

2. Eating good food is part of celebrating life.

3. I savor each meal with deep gratitude.

4. My taste buds dance with happiness and excitement when I eat!

5. Food brings me joy and satisfaction.

6. Every meal is an opportunity for pleasure and nourishment.

7. I embrace the joy of sharing meals with loved ones.

8. Healthy food is a gift I give to myself.

9. I appreciate the abundance of delicious foods in the world.

10. My relationship with food is filled with joy and gratitude.

Affirmations for Positive Self-Image

1. I am more than my physical appearance.

2. I love and accept myself unconditionally.

3. My self-worth is not determined by my body size.

4. I radiate confidence from within.

5. I am beautiful in my own unique way.

6. I celebrate my body for its strength and resilience.

7. I am proud of my journey toward self-acceptance.

8. My inner beauty shines brightly.

9. I deserve love and respect just as I am.

10. I am worthy of self-love and self-compassion.

Affirmations for Letting Go of Body-Perfectionism

1. I release the need for a perfect body.

2. Imperfections make me unique and beautiful.

3. I embrace my body’s natural shape and size.

4. My worth is not tied to my appearance.

5. I let go of unrealistic beauty standards.

6. I am confident in my own skin.

7. I prioritize health and well-being over appearance.

8. I am at peace with my body as it is.

9. I reject society’s unrealistic beauty ideals.

10. I am perfect in my imperfections.

Affirmations for Embracing the Positive Changes in Your Body

1. My body is healing and growing stronger.

2. I celebrate every positive change in my body.

3. I am grateful for my body’s resilience.

4. My body is thriving and adapting to healthy foods.

5. I accept and welcome the changes in my body as I nourish myself adequately.

6. I am proud of my progress and growth.

7. I trust my body’s wisdom.

8. Every day, I become healthier and happier.

9. I embrace my body’s transformation with love.

10. My body is a testament to my courage, resilience, and self-love.

Affirmations for Developing Healthy Eating Habits

1. I choose foods that nourish my body.

2. I eat mindfully and with gratitude.

3. Healthy eating is a lifelong commitment that I choose very happily.

4. I make balanced and nutritious food choices.

5. I enjoy a variety of fruits and vegetables.

6. Food is fuel for my body’s optimal performance.

7. I prioritize portion control and moderation.

8. I am in control of my eating habits.

9. I am committed to long-term health.

10. I create a healthy relationship with food.

Affirmations for Self-Care and Self-Compassion

1. I deserve self-care and self-compassion.

2. I prioritize my mental and emotional well-being.

3. I am gentle and loving toward myself.

4. Self-compassion is a key to my healing.

5. I honor my emotions and take care of myself.

6. I am worthy of kindness and understanding.

7. I practice self-care daily, without guilt.

8. My well-being matters, and I make it a priority.

9. I embrace self-compassion as part of my recovery.

10. I am my own best advocate for self-care.

How to Use Affirmations for Anorexia

1.Pick the top 10 affirmations for Anorexia that are relevant to your particular situation and resonate with you the most. The ones that connect with you on a deeper level and feel the most meaningful to you.
2.Write those affirmations on paper or on your phone and dedicate 5-10 minutes each day to focus on these affirmations. Pick a time that suits you best. First thing in the morning, during lunch break, before bed, you name it.
3.As you say these affirmations, visualize them as if it’s your current reality. Vividly see yourself in a confident, healthy, and relaxed state. See yourself having balanced meals at the right times and enjoying your balanced lifestyle.
4.As you do this practice, notice the shifts in your state of mind. Notice how you subtly grow more relaxed and content, feeling a sense of motivation to make changes. Also notice any doubts, negative thoughts, or anxiety creeping in during this practice. Acknowledge those thoughts and gently let them go. It’s okay. You’re doing just fine. Just bring your focus back on positive and proactive thoughts and visualization.
5.Be gentle and patient with yourself. It can take some time to start reaping the benefits of this practice. If you don’t feel any significant improvement in the first couple of days, it’s okay. Just trust the process and be consistent in your use of these affirmations.
6.Periodically switch up your list of top 10 affirmations for anorexia and pick new affirmations from this list. Bookmark this page so it’s easier for you to return to this list.
7.Remember that affirmations are a “tool” designed to help you positively reprogram your mind toward improvement. Affirmations work best when complemented with practical actions such as setting goals for improvement, taking measures to eliminate negativity and distractions as much as possible, and making everyday healthy choices that help you on your journey to overcome anorexia.

Additional Resources

Watch Jodie’s inspiring story on how she survived and recovered from Anorexia.

Finally, feel free to look into the related affirmations below that might suit your specific needs and situation:

I hope these affirmations serve you well. Please take good care of yourself and I’ll see you in the next one!

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