Intuitive eating affirmations can serve as reminders to help you implement the core principles of intuitive eating. Use these affirmations as motivators to adopt a non-diet approach to healthy eating and to help you move away from restrictive diets and food rules.
You can read more about each core principle here.
Reject the Diet Mentality
- Food is not my enemy; it’s nourishment and enjoyment.
- Eating is a natural, joyful act, and I savor every bite.
- I reject diet culture and embrace self-acceptance.
- I trust my body to guide me, not external diet rules.
- Diets don’t work; self-compassion does.
- I listen to my body, not the latest diet trends
- I choose nourishment over deprivation.
- I reject diet culture and its harmful messages.
- I nourish my body with love, not restriction.
- I choose self-acceptance and self-care over diets.
- I am breaking free from the diet mentality for a healthier and happier life.
Honor Your Hunger
- I trust my body’s hunger cues.
- Hunger is my body’s natural way of asking for nourishment.
- I eat when I’m hungry to fuel my body and mind.
- I listen to my body’s hunger cues without judgment.
- I eat when I’m hungry to fuel my body and mind.
- I trust my body to tell me when it’s time to eat.
- I honor my hunger as a sign of self-care and well-being.
- Feeling hunger is a normal and healthy part of being human.
- I give myself permission to eat when I’m hungry.
- I respect my body’s unique hunger patterns and needs.
- Hunger is not an inconvenience; it’s a vital signal.
- I savor the experience of eating when I’m truly hungry.
Make Peace with Food
- I am free from guilt and shame about my food choices.
- I give myself permission to enjoy all foods without judgment.
- Intuitive eating is a journey, and I trust the process.
- I trust my inner wisdom to make food choices
- I make peace with food by letting go of guilt and judgment.
- All foods have a place in my life; I embrace variety without fear.
- I release restrictive thoughts and welcome food freedom.
- Eating is a joyful experience, and I choose to savor it fully
- Listen to my body, not external food rules.
- I give myself unconditional permission to eat.
- I let go of the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ labels and find balance.
- I honor my body’s cravings and allow myself to enjoy them.
- I give myself permission to eat without conditions or regrets.
- I choose peace with food over inner conflict and restriction.
Challenge the Food Police
- I am the expert of my own body and its needs.
- There are no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ foods, only choices that nourish or satisfy.
- I reject the notion of ‘cheat’ or ‘guilty’ foods.
- I reject the diet culture’s unrealistic food standards.
- I trust my inner wisdom to guide my food decisions.
- I am free to eat without guilt or shame.
- I eat for health and pleasure, not to conform to external standards.
Discover the Satisfaction Factor
- I am in tune with my body’s unique needs and preferences.
- I eat mindfully, savoring each moment and flavor.
- I savor each bite, finding pleasure in every flavor.
- Eating is a delightful experience, and I indulge in it fully.
- I honor my cravings and find satisfaction in my food choices.
- I trust my body to tell me what feels satisfying.
- The satisfaction I find in eating nourishes my body and spirit.
- I am present in the moment, enjoying the sensory delight of food.
- I choose foods that truly satisfy me, both physically and emotionally.
- Satisfaction is a key to contentment; I prioritize it in my meals.
- I eat with intention, finding joy in every bite.
- My meals are a celebration of life, and I savor the satisfaction they bring.
Feel Your Fullness
- I honor my fullness and stop when I’m satisfied.
- I listen to my body’s signals and respect my fullness.
- Fullness is a sign of nourishment; I embrace it without guilt.
- I trust my body to tell me when I’ve had enough to eat.
- I eat until I am satisfied, not until I am overly full.
- Fullness is a natural part of the eating experience; I welcome it.
- I am mindful of my body’s cues, stopping when I’m comfortably full.
- I release the need to clean my plate; I honor my fullness instead.
- Listening to my fullness helps me maintain a healthy relationship with food.
- I prioritize my well-being by eating in alignment with my body’s needs.
- Satisfaction comes from eating to fullness, not beyond it.
Cope with Your Emotions Without Using Food
- I am developing a healthier relationship with food and emotions, one step at a time.
- I choose to listen to my emotions, not suppress them with food.
- Emotions are like passing clouds; they will not consume me.
- I pause and breathe before I eat to check if I’m truly hungry or just emotional.
- I am resilient, and I can navigate emotions without turning to food.
- I choose self-compassion over self-criticism when I turn to food for comfort.
- I forgive myself for occasional emotional eating; it’s a part of being human.
- I am in control of my eating choices, even in moments of emotional distress.
Respect Your Body
- My worth is not determined by my weight or appearance.
- I trust my body’s wisdom.
- My body deserves love and care.
- I am more than a number on a scale.
- I focus on health, not weight.
- I embrace my body’s natural shape and size with love and acceptance.
- I prioritize self-care and self-compassion in my relationship with my body.
- I am grateful for the incredible things my body allows me to do every day.
- I am the caretaker of my body, and I choose to care for it lovingly.
- I celebrate my body for its resilience, strength, and beauty in its own unique way.
Exercising for the Sake of Feeling Well
- I move my body because it brings me joy, not out of obligation.
- Exercise is a celebration of what my body can do, not a punishment for what I ate.
- I choose activities that make me feel alive and energized.
- My worth is not determined by the intensity or duration of my workouts.
- I listen to my body’s cues and rest when I need it, without guilt.
- I find pleasure in the process of moving, rather than focusing solely on end goals.
- I am grateful for the opportunity to experience the world through movement.
- I honor my body by finding activities that align with my interests and passions.
Honor Your Health with Gentle Nutrition
- I choose foods that honor my well-being.
- I embrace a variety of foods, celebrating both healthful options and indulgent treats.
- I choose foods that nourish my body and make me feel good.
- I focus on the long-term benefits of balanced nutrition rather than short-term results.
- I trust my body’s wisdom to guide my food choices.
- I prioritize balance and moderation in my diet.
- I enjoy the process of cooking and preparing nourishing meals.
- I focus on how food makes me feel, rather than strictly on calories or macros.
- I respect my dietary preferences and any specific nutritional needs I may have.
- I can nourish my body while also allowing flexibility and pleasure in my food choices.
- I listen to my body’s signals and prioritize self-care through nourishing choices.
- Nutrition is about nourishment, not punishment.
- I trust my body to guide me in making balanced food choices.
- I find joy in discovering new, nutritious foods to include in my diet.