Weight loss affirmations can keep your healthy living journey alive by feeding your brain with true and uplifting thoughts and ignoring negative thinking traps which only block or slow down your weight loss journey.
“I’m skinny. I’m skinny. I’m skinny.” *taps sparkly red shoes together three times*
*still not skinny*
You may be thinking that weight loss affirmations sounds pretty “woo-woo” and as silly as tapping sparkly red shoes together and saying magic words, but today I’m excited to show you why and how you can use affirmations on your weight loss journey!
I’ll share my favorite affirmations, plus give you a FREE printable pack of weight loss affirmations you can download and print and place wherever you need to see them most!
Why use weight loss affirmations?
My childhood pastor used to always say…
“You do what you do and say what you say because you feel what you feel because you think what you think.”-Terry Zolman
Bottom line: if you change your thoughts and attitudes, and you will change your life.
It’s not enough to have outward change, we need inward change and healing to lose weight. We’ve all seen people who lose a massive amount of weight (think of the Biggest Loser) and gain it all back because they had not changed their thinking that led to the weight gain in the first place, so eventually their actions came back in line with their thinking and they regained their weight and reverted back to their unhealthy habits.
But what if, instead of going straight to new food rules and workout regimens, we start with our thoughts.
We purposefully choose to fill our minds with what is true and good and the future we want to create for ourselves. Eventually as we focus and speak these truths over our lives an amazing thing happens!
Our brain begins to believe us.
We stop self-sabotaging.
We can stick to our healthy commitments.
The weight comes off for good.
Positive Weight Loss Affirmations to replace lies and negative thoughts…
So let’s start with a negative thought about weight loss and choose a specific positive weight loss affirmation to counter it. We are finding lies and replacing them with the truth.
There is a Christian growth principle at work here called the Put off/Put on principle which comes from Ephesians 4:22-24, where believers are told to “put off your old sinful nature which is corrupted…and put on your new nature, created to be like God.”
Whether or not you are a Christian the principle still works….we can’t just stop thinking negative thoughts we ned to REPLACE them with true, vibrant, life-giving thoughts. (I’ve included Bible verse with each affirmation, but please feel free to use these affirmations no matter your faith.)
7 Affirmations and Bible Verses for Weight Loss
Lying, Negative Thought: It’s impossible for me to lose weight because ____________ (my hormones, my body is broken, PCOS, diabetes, I have three kids, my work schedule is too crazy).
Truth Affirmation: I have a strong brain and strong body that is capable of losing weight.
Bible Verse: For I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13
Lying Negative Thought: I can’t say no to sugary sweets. I’m addicted to carbs. I could never eat healthy for the rest of my life.
Truth Affirmation: I show my body gratitude by nourishing it with healthy foods. (Source)
Bible Verse: The temptations in your life are not different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, He will show you a way out so that you can endure. 1 Corinthians 10:13
Lying Negative Thought: I don’t feel like working out today. I’ll do it tomorrow.
Truth Affirmation: I move my body every day to be strong and confident.
Bible Verse: No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening– it’s painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way. Hebrews 12:11
Lying Negative Thought: This one bite, one exception, one deviation from my healthy plan doesn’t matter.
Truth Affirmation: Every choice adds up. I choose to bless my body. I choose health and life for myself.
Bible Verse: “Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses… Oh that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!” Deuteronomy 30:19
Lying Negative Thought: My body is disgusting, broken, ugly, and unlovable.
Truth Affirmation: My body is powerful and wise. I cherish and accept it today. I challenge and lead it for tomorrow.
Bible Verse: You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. Psalm 139: 13-14
Lying Negative Thought: I’ve tried so many times before, there is no point in even trying.
Truth Affirmation: I will not wallow in the past. I move forward with joy and energy and purpose.
Bible Verse: “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it! I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:19
Lying Negative Thought: Why even bother? You can’t do this. It’s so hard and you may never reach your goal anyway.
Truth Affirmation: Pursuing health is valuable and worthwhile. I am capable of making healthy choices to lose weight.
Bible Verse: “Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Other resources for mindset, affirmations, and healthy living…
- Made to Crave book — Super helpful resource from a Christian author.
- PNP podcast — This comes with a language warning, but the hosts are masters of reprogramming thinking for weight loss. They have a paid program but lot’s of free content on their podcast.
- Satisfied: A 90 Day Journey Toward Food Freedom — Well rated journal from a psychologist and addiction specialist.
I created these affirmations for myself, specific to the challenges and negative thoughts that my wonderfully creative brain comes up with to derail my weight loss efforts. But you can, of course, create your very own Truth Affirmations! And you don’t have to just use them for weight loss, truth affirmations help me be a better mom, wife, and business owner too!
You can get your own copy of these weight loss affirmations cards (by signing up for my vibrant tribe emails) to print and place anywhere you need the extra courage, reminder and determination to keep going on your weight loss journey. Place by the mirror, the scale, your fridge, in your workout area to keep you thinking positively and empowering you to stick with your healthy choices!
You can read more about how to create your own, tailor-made positive affirmations for any facet of life in this helpful article: 5 Steps to Creating Affirmations that Work for You.
I hope these weight loss affirmations inspire you to practice affirming and speaking the truth over your life. Your mindset is key in losing weight and keeping it off for good!
What weight loss affirmations have helped you in your journey?
Have you found mindset to be important in losing weight?
Chime in below in the comments!