When your ED-Voice comes up…
When the ED-Voice won’t stop talking…
If you are struggling with an eating disorder, you know the little voice in your head that just won’t stop telling you all the negative things you don’t want to hear. It will totally ruin your day and make you hold back from living your life to the fullest.
Now it is time to say „Shut the fuck up“ to your ED-voice.
Maybe these mantras will help you in the following situations:
When you step on the scale and you have gained weight:
„I am on my way to a healthy and happy life. I need to gain weight to gain back my life. I am happy about seeing the number on the scale go up. The world needs more of me, cause I am perfect. I don’t need to hide myself, change myself or starve myself. I am worthy of a free beautiful life full of love and light. I need to keep on eating to fuel my body and give it energy to function properly and thrive. My body is unique and perfectly imperfect.“
When you are bloated:
„It is completely normal to have a bloated belly. I am thankful for the great food I get to eat on a daily basis and I am grateful for my wonderful body digesting the food and supplying me with energy to live an awesome life. I give myself time and allow myself to rest. I hug myself and love myself with a flat tummy AND with a bloated one. There is no difference. My body is amazing in every shape and size.“
When you feel unworthy:
„I am worthy of a happy and fulfilled life. I love myself. I am a beautiful, unique spirit. There is no one else quite like me. I am worthy of love. I can choose positive thoughts. I understand the power of my self-talk and choose to select thoughts that are uplifting and positive.I am becoming. I am becoming the person I want to be. Each day, I work to make myself more the person I want to be. I am confident in my decisions. I am the creator of my own destiny. I stand behind the things I do and say.
I surround myself with loving people. I can choose the people I allow into my life. I choose to surround myself with people who love and adore me.“
When someone tells you, you have gained weight and look better, but you don’t feel good about it:
„They are loving you and they are happy you are recovering. They want to see you healthy and fit. They are coming from a place of love with the best intentions in mind. They just want to help you. Try to take it as a compliment. Looking healthy doesn’t equal looking fat. Looking healthy is a compliment. It means, you are becoming yourself again. I means, you are glowing and shining and slowly getting back to your wonderful true self that you have always been inside.“
When you count calories like a crazy person:
„Numbers are irrelevant. Focus on your body. Give your body the nutrition it needs. Stop weighing your food, stop counting, stop calculating. You are worthy of wonderful delicious food and you don’t need to stick to anyones diet plan. You are stronger than your controlling mind is. You can push through tiny portion sizes and you can break habits of restriction. You can do this!“
When you have to eat a meal someone else has prepared for you:
„Another person put so much love and time into creating a wonderful meal for you. Don’t think about the ingredients, calories or nutritional value of the meal. Be grateful and thankful and enjoy the food. You are worthy of good, fresh food and your body will thank you for it. You can eat this meal and you don’t need to feel guilty about it. You deserve full meals and enjoying food with friends and family is the best experience ever. Now go and order your biggest fear food and eat it all up. You are stronger than this shit!“
When you want to ditch your friends, because of anxiety:
„Call your friends and tell them, you are looking forward to meeting them. Food should never be the reason to not hang out with your friends. Food is fuel, not an enemy. You are deserving of a fun and happy life. You deserve to spend your free time with your loved ones and no disorder should have the power to take that away from you.“