3 Unexpected Weight Loss Affirmations That Embody the “Inner Work”

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Weight loss affirmations are a hit-or-miss, in my opinion. Some are a Band-Aid that don’t address the real issue, but others are quite useful — and honestly changed my life.

Today I’m talking about the 3 weight loss affirmations that helped clear the road on my journey to stop binge eating. They’re totally “woo woo” and I never expected them to interest me, but they made a lasting impact on my life.

But before I show you what they are (because you probably won’t like or use them without context), I’d like to quickly explain where they came from.

The Inspiration for My Weight Loss Affirmations

A few years ago I read the book You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay.

It’s one of my favorite self-help books for weight loss that isn’t about weight loss directly. Instead, the author and famous spiritual thought leader, Louise Hay, presents a radical concept:

Every single problem we face ultimately stem from a lack of self-love — including health and weight problems.

Since I was struggling with habitual overeating at the time, I thought to myself, “Ookkaayyyy… I’ll give your self-love affirmations a try then.”

And thus my weight loss affirmations were born:

1. “I love myself”

I didn’t expect it to be so hard to say “I love myself” while looking at myself in the mirror. It felt weird, and that feeling made me feel even more weird!

Why was it so hard to tell myself I love myself? In hindsight, I can actually answer that:

Because most overeaters despise themselves. It’s not uncommon to hear the words “disgusted” when talking about how we feel after a binge. Hello — I’ve been there!

And on my path to stop binge eating, this affirmation helped me realize something important:

Self-love is not the result of weight loss — it’s the path.

We shouldn’t wait until we’re thin to love ourselves. We’re all worthy of love and acceptance exactly as we are in this very moment.

2. “I approve of myself”

The next weight loss affirmation is about self-approval. Doesn’t this just make sense? Often, the pursuit of weight loss is to gain external validation.

But from all the work I’ve done with Psycho-Spiritual Wellness (the psychology-based path to stop overeating I eventually created), I realized that self-sabotage begins the moment that we want to lose weight for external gains.

For instance, if you want to lose weight so that you can show up your snooty coworkers, then the pressure of showing them up could be blocking you from losing weight altogether.

Because unless you’ve completely squashed your people-pleasing habits (which not many of us have!) you won’t want to show them up. It would go against your people-pleasing tendencies.

I hope this illustrates why it’s sooo important to address the psychological blocks to weight loss instead of only focusing on food and exercise.

3. “I am perfect, whole, and complete”

Finally, the last weight loss affirmation is like a pretty little bow that ties them all together. It helps affirm that we are whole human beings already, not “once we lose the weight.”

When we stop expecting a thin body to make us perfect, we can embrace our imperfections, which are so totally beautiful!! Every body is a beautiful body.

Is “Spiritual Weight Loss” Actually a Thing?

These affirmations alone did not help me lose weight, but they helped clear some “inner space” for self-love to manifest.

And since self-love comes before weight loss (not after), these affirmations helped set me up for success once I finally dug into the other psychological reasons for overeating.

Now you see why I called it Psycho-Spiritual Wellness: it’s a path to stop overeating rooted in psychology and spirituality.

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3 thoughts on "3 Unexpected Weight Loss Affirmations That Embody the “Inner Work”"

  1. angelicness11says:

    This is wonderful! Definitely going to try this. Do you mind sharing how much you lost and within hours much time? Hearing the physical affects are inspiring to hear ????

    Louise Hay’s methods helped me to heal my hypothyroidism. Doctors told me that I’d have to take the medication for the rest of my life. Long story short, 6 months of Louise Hay while weaning off of the medication, worked! A year later, blood work test results showed my thyroid was normal, and has been ever since! I tell everyone it’s worth trying under proper supervision.

    1. Kari Dahlgrensays:

      This is a really cool share! Oh the power of affirmations. I don’t weigh myself though so I can’t say how much I lost 🙂

  2. Evesays:

    Wow, isn’t this a synchronicity? I have that book, I’ve read it several times and I love it. I agree with everything that you say! And now that I am once again trying to lose weight and looking for tools to help me, I’m being reminded that self-love is key. ???? Thank you!

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