My body is a temple; I want to treat it with love and respect. (2 Corinthians 6:19)
I am made in the image of God. (Genesis 1:27)
I am God’s masterpiece; every part of my body was hand-crafted by the creator of the universe. (Ephesians 2:10)
My body is a gift from God; something I cannot earn. Jesus bought me at a high price when he went to the cross. (2 Corinthians 6:20)
I don’t have to conform to dieting, eating clean, and excessive exercising to have worth and meaning. (Romans 12:1-2)
Eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly have SOME value, but godliness has value for all things, because it holds true in both the present life and the life to come. (1 Timothy 4:1)
I have everything inside of me that I need to take care of myself without using food or exercise as a means to cope with unwanted emotions. (Ephesians 1:3)
Losing weight is not my life’s work, and counting calories is not the calling of my soul. I am surely destined for something much greater. (Matthew 5:13-16)
Shame says that because I am flawed, I am unacceptable. Grace says that though I am flawed, I am cherished. (John 3:16-17, Romans 8:1).
My value doesn’t decrease based on another person’s inability to see my worth. My value is determined by what God says about me: beloved, holy, blameless, accepted, chosen, loved, valued, cherished, protected, redeemed, healed, & whole. (1 Peter 2:9, Romans 1:7, Isaiah 41:10, Isaiah 53:5).