Summer has begun and with it some people worry too much about how they are going to look in that bathing suit. Whether you are truly overweight or just stressing about how you look, it’s time to stop the self-criticism.
It’s important to realize that all of our actions are designed to meet a need. Oftentimes, being overweight is caused by insecurity, self-rejection, and fear of our own feelings, while overeating is usually an attempt to love and nurture ourself with food. The original problem may very well stem from childhood beliefs and choices. Once seen and addressed, these outdated beliefs can be released for new ones that serve us now as complete and perfect adults. Filling our minds with pleasant thoughts is the quickest road to health.
Start today by saying these affirmations and posting them somewhere in your home:
I love my body exactly as it is.
I am my perfect weight.
I am my perfect size.
I eat only when I am truly hungry.
I am drawn only to foods that truly nourish my body.
I eat slowly.
I savor every bite.
I love to eat healthy foods.
I release the fear of food.
I drink lots of fluids that are good for my body like water and herbal tea
Food flows through my body with ease.
Every morsel I eat rejuvenates my cells.
All the food I eat energizes me.
I breathe deeply as I eat and digest.
I love to exercise.
I love walking briskly.
I have respect and a high regard for myself.
I balance my life around work, rest, and play.
I support, love, and accept myself unconditionally.
I am happy and peaceful beyond my wildest dreams.
Enjoy the summer!