I eat only when I am hungry.

The food I eat can serve many purposes. However, not all opportunities to eat are appropriate times for me to do so.

Although I could consume food to alleviate boredom or to medicate my emotions, I value my well-being. Therefore I eat only when I am hungry.

I have a positive relationship with my body. Each day, I feel healthy and vibrant. I want to perpetuate those feelings for as long as I live.

I know that eating correctly and staying physically fit are crucial parts of taking good care of myself. Therefore, I strive to eat balanced meals, have healthy snacks, and consume only as much food as I need.

When I eat well and at appropriate times, I also feel better about myself. By taking good care of all parts of me, my trust in myself grows. I demonstrate my character to myself through acting in accordance with my highest good.

Also, I am thankful for the abundance of healthy food available to me. I revel in the many colors, aromas and textures of fruits and vegetables. In order to get the most enjoyment out of my food, I wait to eat until I am actually hungry.

Today, I eat only when I am hungry. I value the role of food in keeping me healthy and in a good relationship with my body. I choose to perpetuate that positive relationship by making wise choices about when and what I eat.

Self-Reflection Questions

1. How can I tell when I am actually hungry?
2. Do I ever eat at times when I am not hungry? What am I attempting to satisfy with food?
3. What else could I do in these situations instead of eating?