Do you often catch yourself eating more than you can handle? (almost literally biting off more than you can chew?).
Do you gorge on your comfort food every night until you are about to burst and then regret your decision to have “one more” slice of pizza?
Yep, I know, I’ve been there.
Seeking solace in the refrigerator to escape the stressors and find breaks from work, or trying to finish off all the leftovers at 2 a.m. and then having acid reflux while trying to sleep.
The body can handle only so much abuse, so after a couple of years of this habit of overeating, I developed IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).
My gut became chronically inflamed, and calling it a rough time would be an understatement.
I had to make some important and long-term choices about my eating habits if I wished to keep eating the foods I loved, and not consume boiled rice and soup for the rest of my life.
We all love food. I mean who doesn’t?
But to be able to enjoy the things we love, we have to protect our bodies so that we can enjoy them for many decades without having negative consequences.
Imagine yourself enjoying your favorite meal without guilt and without negative consequences on your health.
How would it feel to look in the mirror and truly embrace the reflection that stares back at you, knowing that you are making great choices for your health?
That would feel nice, wouldn’t it?
Wouldn’t it feel great when every bite you take becomes a deliberate step towards nourishment and vitality?
Just know that it’s possible to give yourself the joy of indulging in food without the weight of regret. You just need to make slight adjustments in your psychology.
The affirmations in this article are designed specifically to help you reprogram your mind to make better choices when it comes to health and food while getting rid of the habit of overeating.
70 Affirmations to Stop Overeating
Affirmations for Managing Food Cravings
1. I am in control of my cravings, and I choose nourishing foods.
2. I release the power cravings have over me and I embrace self-control.
3. My inner strength helps me resist unhealthy temptations.
4. I nourish my body with foods that support my well-being.
5. I replace cravings with positive thoughts and actions.
6. I am stronger than any food craving that comes my way.
7. My body craves what’s best for its health, and I listen to it.
8. I find satisfaction in wholesome, nutritious choices.
9. I am free from the grip of unhealthy cravings.
10. My cravings diminish as I focus on my inner strength.
Affirmations for Emotional Eating
1. I acknowledge my emotions without turning to food for comfort.
2. I nurture my feelings with self-care, not with unhealthy food.
3. I am resilient in the face of emotional challenges.
4. My emotional well-being doesn’t depend upon food.
5. I find healthier outlets to express and cope with my emotions.
6. I choose self-care over emotional eating.
7. My emotional balance is my strength.
8. I release the need to use food to mask my emotions.
9. I embrace healthier ways to manage stress and emotions.
10. I am in charge of my emotions, and I choose positivity.
Affirmations for Building Mindful Eating Habits
1. I savor each bite, fully experiencing the flavors and textures.
2. Mindful eating is my path to nourishment and satisfaction.
3. I eat with awareness and gratitude for the nourishment I receive.
4. I listen to my body’s hunger and fullness cues with mindfulness.
5. I am present in the moment, enjoying my meals without distractions.
6. Mindful eating allows me to make conscious, healthy choices.
7. I appreciate the connection between my food and my well-being.
8. Each meal is an opportunity to nourish my body and soul.
9. I release mindless eating habits and embrace mindfulness.
10. I choose to eat with intention and mindfulness every day.
Affirmations for Breaking the Cycle of Stress-Driven Eating
1. I cope with stress in healthy, non-food-related ways.
2. I release stress without turning to unhealthy comfort foods.
3. I am resilient in the face of life’s challenges.
4. I choose self-care and relaxation to manage stress.
5. I release the need to use food as a coping mechanism to escape stress.
6. Stress no longer has power over my eating habits.
7. I find peace and serenity within myself, not in food.
8. My inner calm helps me make nourishing choices.
9. I am in control of how I respond to stress.
10. I am stronger than stress, and I choose health and well-being.
Affirmations for Portion Control and Self-Control
1. I listen to my body and serve myself appropriate portions.
2. I trust my ability to stop eating when I’m satisfied.
3. I choose moderation over excess in all aspects of my life.
4. My self-control grows stronger with each mindful meal.
5. I release the need to finish everything on my plate.
6. I nourish my body with just the right amount of food.
7. I feel empowered by my ability to control my portions.
8. I eat with awareness and stop when I’m no longer hungry.
9. I find satisfaction in quality, not quantity.
10. My self-discipline leads to a healthier and happier life.
Affirmations for Boosting Self-Confidence and Body Positivity
1. I love and accept my body just as it is right now.
2. My worth is not determined by my appearance.
3. I am confident in my uniqueness and individuality.
4. I radiate self-assurance and positivity from within.
5. I celebrate my body’s strength and resilience.
6. I release negative self-talk and embrace self-love.
7. I am beautiful, both inside and out.
8. My self-esteem grows as I practice self-compassion.
9. I appreciate the beauty of diversity in all bodies.
10. I am confident, capable, and worthy of love and respect.
Affirmations for Building Healthy Eating Habits
1. I choose foods that nourish my body and mind.
2. My commitment to health guides my food choices.
3. Healthy eating is a joyful and fulfilling part of my life.
4. I am dedicated to making long-lasting, positive changes.
5. Each day, I move closer to my health and wellness goals.
6. I find inspiration in the delicious variety of healthy foods.
7. I enjoy creating and savoring nutritious meals.
8. I trust in my ability to make smart choices when it comes to food.
9. I embrace the journey of building a healthier, happier me.
10. My body thanks me for the love and care I give it through my food choices.
How to Use These Affirmations for Overeating
|Pick the top 10 affirmations for Overeating 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.
|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.
|As you say these affirmations, visualize them as if it’s your current reality. Vividly see yourself in a relaxed state, making healthy food choices, developing healthy lifestyle habits, and achieving your health goals.
|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 improve and take action. 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.
|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.
|Periodically switch up your list of top 10 affirmations for overeating and pick new affirmations from this list. Bookmark this page so it’s easier for you to return to this list.
|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 choices that help you life a healthy life.
Biomedical Scientist Katie McCallum shares some really helpful tips to avoid overeating in this article.
Dr. Mark Hyman shares 9 strategies to stop overeating in this video:
Lastly, feel free to check out other related affirmations that might be relevant to your specific scenario:
- Affirmations for Anorexia
- Affirmations for Bulimia
- Affirmations to Overcome Binge Eating and Food Addiction
- Affirmations for Good Health and Healing
I hope these affirmations to stop overeating serve you well. Please take good care of yourself and I’ll see you in the next one!