Eating Disorder Affirmations


Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.

Though no one can go back and make a new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new end.

Never give up for that is just the time and place the tide will turn.

Food does not possess qualities such as good and bad, but it can be healthy or unhealthy for you.
Food is neither friend, nor foe.
Food does not take care of me. I and other people take care of me. Food takes care of my hunger.
Food is fuel and, often pleasurable
I CAN be comfortable with food without being in tight control
I know when I’ve had enough food and feel pleasantly satisfied
It’s fine to eat foods that are empty of nutrients if that’s what my body craves and if I balance them out most of the time.
I can eat and enjoy high-calorie foods occasionally
Food can only solve the problem of hunger and/or craving
I’m learning and practicing being satisfied with food
I trust my body to feed me in such a way that I remain at a natural, comfortable weight
Karen Koeing
I am good to my body, my body is good to me.
My body does not define me
I am a worthwhile person
Recovery is a worthwhile process
I am worth recovery
I will not define myself by a number
I will not define myself by my past
Life is more than number
I am more than my eating disorder
I will feel, heal and deal
I deserve clothes that fit me
The mirror is not a reflection of my worth
I deserve a life without my eating disorder
Food is not the enemy
I deserve to fulfill my dreams
The past is not the present
It is ok to cry.
It is safe to look within.
I can sit in the present and be okay with it.
Today I will make peace with who I am and where I am at this moment in time.
I will not feel bad for looking like a woman.
It is okay to be full/satisfied.
Fat is not a feeling.
As I move through the layers of other people’s opinions and beliefs, I see within myself a
magnificent being, wise and beautiful. I love what I see in me.
I am a survivor.
I will not compare myself to others.
I have a voice and deserve to be heard.
I am willing to give up control.
I choose to be free from obsessing over food and weight.
I never stop believing in myself.
I only need my own acceptance.
I will never stop trying.
I will never please everyone and that is okay.
I can make mistakes.
I am my own best supporter.
I can release the burden of thinking i have to be someone other than me.
I know I can only rescue myself.
I can do whatever i set my mind to.
I can eat without shame.
I am meant to be different from everybody else.
I give myself credit for being me.
I deserve to nurture myself.
I let go of any rigid expectations i have of myself.
I pay attention to what i know is right for me.
I speak to myself in a loving manner.
I deserve to treat my body with respect.
I take one thing at a time.
I can love my body the way it is.
I have the right to laugh and be healthy.
I do not need to hide or be ashamed of my body.
I love and appreciate myself.
I have the courage to care for my body.
I trust my life is unfolding in the right way.
I am willing to love myself.
I love myself.
I see myself through loving and accepting eyes.
I have the courage to live in the moment.
I am one of nature’s/gods masterpieces.
Today i am glad to be me.
I empower myself by accepting risks as a part of my life
I can have a positive attitude
I accept myself just now as i am
I do not have to earn love.
I accept my uniqueness.
There is no competition and no comparison, for we are all different and meant to be that way.
I can simply be me.
I accept forgiveness from myself.
As I forgive myself, I leave behind all feelings of not being good enough, and I am free to love myself.
I have the power to be who i want to be.
I love and trust my body.
Everyday I become stronger and healthier.
I am proud of myself for all that i have accomplished, no matter how great or small.
It is okay to be imperfect because no one is perfect.
My imperfections make me who I am.

There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophies.

— Friedrich Nietzsche



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Islam and Eating Disorders founded in 2012 – run by Maha Khan, the blog creates awareness of Eating Disorders in the Muslim world, offers information and support for sufferers and their loved ones.

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