Try These 60 Effective Weight Loss Affirmations For Success!

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Ever since Rhonda Byrne’s self-help book The Secret was published in 2006, there has been increased interest in manifesting and positive affirmations. Quickly becoming a #1 New York Times Bestseller, The Secret focuses on the pseudoscience of manifesting your destiny and has since sold over 30 million copies and translated into over 50 languages.

Although the idea of manifestation can be polarizing, people who use positive affirmations, such as weight loss affirmations, and believe in manifesting often dive headfirst into championing the power of using them to bring desired changes to their lives.

Although we can’t promise that using affirmations will necessarily work for you or that positive affirmations for weight loss will be anywhere near as effective as following a healthy diet and exercising regularly, trying to manifest weight loss with positive weight loss affirmations can be helpful for some people.

In this guide, we have put together a list of the best weight loss affirmations to help you manifest your weight loss goals and have a positive mindset for weight loss.

We will discuss:

  • What Are Weight Loss Affirmations?
  • How Positive Affirmations for Weight Loss Can Help You Lose Weight
  • How Can I Use Positive Affirmations to Lose Weight? 
  • 60 Weight Loss Affirmations
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What Are Weight Loss Affirmations?

A weight loss affirmation or weight loss mantra is a word, phrase, or statement that you can repeat in your mind or out loud that helps you feel empowered to lose weight and stick with your weight loss diet or exercise routine.

The best positive affirmations for weight loss build self-efficacy and help you feel capable of losing weight and worthy of having the body, health, and lifestyle that you desire and deserve.

While it may not be possible to truly manifest weight loss, certainly not without adjusting your diet and physical activity, a good weight loss mantra can certainly be an effective auxiliary or supplementary component to the mental challenges of weight loss.

For example, we often can feel defeated when trying to lose weight, particularly if your weight jumps up a week or you have a tough day and end up falling off of your diet plan for the day.

These types of “slip-ups “ or lack of weight loss progress can be disheartening or cause you to feel bad about yourself or lose hope.

An affirmation that says "I am a success story".

Particularly in these times, the best positive affirmations for weight loss can help disrupt your negative thinking so that you can shift your thoughts about your ability to lose weight and your commitment to your weight loss plan in a more positive direction. 

It is important to note that the term “mantra” refers specifically to sacred utterances in Sanskrit that were believed to have therapeutic power. 

However, the term is now used more loosely to encompass other chants and positive affirmations with similar perceived positive benefits.

Mantras or positive affirmations for weight loss provide reassuring words, phrases, or self-affirming sentences that help build confidence in your ability to lose weight.

You deserve to feel healthy and have the body you want, and these weight loss affirmations can help you feel mentally strong and determined to stick with your weight loss diet or weight loss exercise program.

Positive weight loss affirmations may also help tune out negative thoughts and a defeatist attitude when you are having a bad day or feel “fat“ or like you will never lose weight.

You can do it.

How Positive Affirmations for Weight Loss Can Help You Lose Weight

Affirmations for weight loss can help give your brain something positive to focus on and can help build self-confidence and a sense of empowerment during your weight loss journey. 

Using weight loss affirmations and mantras to help you lose weight might sound somewhat “woo woo,” but there’s actually scientific research supporting the effectiveness of reciting positive affirmations to support behavioral changes or alter your mood or mental state. 

Research suggests that the brain believes what we say to it, so in response to a positive weight loss affirmation, your brain produces the same feelings and beliefs that you would expect to experience if the weight loss affirmation you are reciting were already true.

In other words, you can convince your brain and body to feel like you can indeed lose weight, stick with your weight loss diet, do the workouts you intend to do, and reach your health and weight loss goals.

The words, yes you can.

Just as your negative thoughts or unhealthy mindset can lead you to believe that you will always be overweight, you can’t stick with a diet, you don’t deserve to be healthy, you are too “fat“ to workout, you are depressed, etc. 

In terms of what actually happens in the brain, evidence suggests that self-affirmations, such as weight loss affirmations, activate the medial prefrontal cortex and posterior cingulate cortex and valuation (ventral striatum + ventral medial prefrontal cortex) systems when reflecting on future-oriented core values (compared with everyday activities). 

Moreover, research also suggests that repeating positive affirmations aloud can quiet the area of the brain involved in self-evaluation and distracting and wandering thoughts, effectively deactivating the mental spirals responsible for self-doubt or giving up on weight loss.

How Can I Use Positive Affirmations to Lose Weight? 

Again, it’s important to stress that just using affirmations for weight loss or manifesting weight loss in some other way isn’t going to work in isolation.

You have to actually do the work to lose weight, which means dialing in your diet and exercise so that you are creating a caloric deficit.

Big journeys begin with small steps.

Affirmations may help you “manifest weight loss” by helping bring your mind into a headspace that helps you carry out or support your determination and consistency with your weight loss plan.

An affirmation for losing weight is most effective when it’s repeated frequently, both in times of need (perhaps when you are tempted to “cheat“ on your diet or skip out on a workout) and when you already feel competent in your ability to lose weight and have been diligent with your weight loss plan.

Here are some tips on how to use weight loss affirmations to aid in your weight loss journey:

  • Repetition helps rewire your brain due to the process of neuroplasticity. 
  • Pick a positive affirmation for losing weight that speaks to you. 
  • Repeat it silently, or preferably aloud, at least ten times in a row.
  • Try to believe and feel the words as if they are 100% true. 
  • Do this numerous times throughout the day, day after day.
An affirmation that says "You are amazing!"

60 Weight Loss Affirmations

  1. I deserve to have a healthy body. 
  2. I can reach my weight loss goals.
  3. I am committed to losing weight.
  4. My body is strong and healthy.
  5. I love the feeling of losing weight.
  6. I love drinking water.
  7. I love moving my body.
  8. Exercise helps me feel better.
  9. I am a calorie-burning machine.
  10. Every day, I am closer to my goals.
  11. Nutritious food makes me feel alive!
  12. My body loves losing weight.
  13. I am thinner, stronger, and happier every day.
  14. With every workout, I am closer to my goal.
  15. I love making healthy food choices.
  16. Vegetables are my favorite foods.
  17. I am winning at weight loss.
  18. Losing weight is my secret talent.
  19. I am confident and proud of myself.
  20. I am determined even when things are hard.
  21. I am in control of my weight loss goals.
  22. I am the captain of my own body.
  23. I love my body.
  24. Weight loss success feels amazing.
  25. I am positive I can lose weight.
  26. I am positive that I can be fit.
  27. I love my healthy diet.
  28. I am committed to losing weight.
  29. I am a healthy role model for my children.
  30. I am healthier than I was yesterday.
  31. I am thinner than I was yesterday.
  32. Today is a new day.
  33. I know that I will make healthy choices today.
  34. I am energized and ready to exercise.
  35. I love sweating.
  36. I am losing weight.
  37. I am proud of myself.
  38. I deserve healthy food.
  39. I deserve to take time to exercise.
  40. I am worthy of a fit and beautiful body.
  41. I love the look of my muscles.
  42. I will lose 1 pound this week.
  43. I will lose 2 pounds this week.
  44. I will lose 10 pounds.
  45. I will lose 20 pounds.
  46. I am successful at weight loss.
  47. I am successful at achieving my goals.
  48. I am strong.
  49. I am healthy.
  50. I am fit.
  51. I am beautiful.
  52. I am active.
  53. I am thin.
  54. I am svelte.
  55. I will lose weight today. 
  56. I will lose weight this week.
  57. Today is my day.
  58. I am conquering my cravings.
  59. My body craves nutritious foods only.
  60. My body craves exercise.
An affirmation that says "Believe in yourself"

We hope that a handful of these weight loss affirmations will resonate with you and help you on your weight loss journey.

However, the best weight loss affirmations for weight loss will be the ones that are meaningful to you and help you feel capable and confident in your weight loss goals.

You may want to create your own weight loss mantras and experiment with meditation for weight loss to find something that resonates with you.

If you are looking to implement exercise into your life, we have some fun cardio ideas to accompany you on your weight loss journey here.

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Amber Sayer is a Fitness, Nutrition, and Wellness Writer and Editor, as well as a UESCA-certified running, endurance nutrition, and triathlon coach. She holds two Masters Degrees—one in Exercise Science and one in Prosthetics and Orthotics. As a Certified Personal Trainer and running coach for 12 years, Amber enjoys staying active and helping others do so as well. In her free time, she likes running, cycling, cooking, and tackling any type of puzzle.

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