Can we make peace with food and learn to love our bodies?
Imagine a scenario where you are happy with the way you look and feel confident, and you eat according to your body’s needs and don’t obsess about food. Does that seem like a distant fantasy? What would need to happen in your heart and mind to get to that place? More importantly, what have you let food and your body distract you from in your life?
It is time to get out of the cycle of body hatred and start living your life. You are too wonderful, incredible, creative, and capable to be wasting your time. You’ve got things to do, goals to accomplish, happiness to create!
We didn’t get here by accident – we’re all in this together, in this world that tells us we aren’t worthy unless we are thin. Having a body that doesn’t fit the societal standard of beauty is the last safe vestige of discrimination; after all, you could fix it if you really wanted to, right?
Rather than resisting the expectations for how we should look and insisting on fair treatment and celebrating the diversity of all bodies, we played the game. Rather than insisting that we are smart and capable and worthy of respect regardless of our appearance, we dieted, we complained, we hated ourselves.
This cycle is ending. Women are tired of wasting their lives hating themselves. Women are ready for real fulfillment and real success and real respect. The body positivity movement is gaining momentum and the tide is turning.
What about you, though? Are you ready for change? Are you ready to reclaim your self-confidence and live your best life? Do you have dreams and desires that have nothing to do with your jean size?
Real change comes from a mindset shift, and that shift is made possible by deliberately changing your thoughts and energy. This book is a guide for daily encouragement, inspiration, and understanding. Use these stories and affirmations to start your journey, and help change the way you think about yourself, your body, and your life.
Affirmations for Food Peace
I listen to and respect my body's signals.
Many people find themselves disconnected from what their bodies need as a result of dieting or trying to follow rules about eating. Intuitive Eating is all about reconnecting with your body and learning to give yourself what you need and desire. A good starting point is to honor your hunger as reliably as you can to re-establish a feeling of security and peace about food.
I trust that I will always have whatever I want.
Do you have a deep faith that the universe will always provide for you? Sometimes an insecurity about being cared for or having enough is reflected in our eating patterns. Binge eating can be an expression of never feeling like you have enough or never being able to get what you want. You can begin fixing this pattern by just reminding yourself that you can eat whatever, whenever, and however you please, and you have unlimited access to any kind of food that appeals to you. (Watch your compulsive feelings about eating dissolve as you build a foundation of security around food!)
My body is the perfect vessel in which to experience my life.
Your body is serving you perfectly. It’s whole job is to carry your spirit around this physical world and help you have the experiences you are having. It lets you move through life and feel pleasure and enhance relationships through physical contact. It helps you accomplish goals and find safety and explore different places. It’s all yours and it does whatever you tell it to do.
What an incredible gift, worthy of unwavering gratitude.