Top 20 Body Neutral Affirmations for 2024

Are you looking for ways to improve your relationship with your body?

Are you trying to love your body and focus on only the positive, but it doesn’t feel quite right?

If you answered yes, then this article is for you! 

Let me introduce you to your new favorite tool – body neutral affirmations.

Body neutral affirmations are a great way to change your negative thoughts about your body into neutral, respectful ones.

This article walks you through what body neutrality is and explains how body neutral affirmations can help you find peace with your body, starting today. 

Let’s get started! 

What exactly is Body Neutrality?

You may have heard of the phrase “body positive,” but have you heard of “body neutral?”

Body neutrality is the idea that you don’t have to love your body… but you don’t have to hate it either. You just respect it.  

Think of body neutrality as a few notches down from body positivity. 

To be body neutral means you accept and respect your body as it is right now.

What’s Wrong with Body Positivity?

Body positivity is a social movement originally designed for women to love their bodies – no matter the size, shape, color, ability, etc. 

While it is well-intended, to some it can feel phony. 

If body positivity works for you – that is great! But it doesn’t work for everyone. 

Have you ever had one of those days where you hate everything in your closet and your hair/makeup doesn’t look right and everything just sucks? 

Or that feeling when last year’s shorts fit a little tighter? 

Dreading an upcoming wedding or party because of what you have to wear and how your body will look?

It is not realistic for all women to love their bodies every single day. It is perfectly normal and okay to have moments and days that you dislike your body… and that is where body neutral affirmations step in.

What are Affirmations and Why Use Them?

Affirmations are short phrases you think or say to yourself. They are believed to “rewire” your brain – the more you think something, the more your brain may believe it. They are like exercises for your mind.

Studies have shown that affirmations decrease stress, increase well-being, and increase likelihood of behavior change (1, 2).

Body neutral affirmations are quick, free and easy ways to reduce negative feelings about your body. 

How To Use Them?

You can start by reading through the list of affirmations below and choosing one that resonates with you. Try it out by repeating it out loud or in your head. You can also try writing it down or saving it as a note in your phone. 

The key is to have the affirmation as a tool in your toolbox during times when you are feeling negative about your body. The affirmation serves as a reminder to accept and respect your body as it is. 

  1. Pick 1 or 2 affirmations from the list below that resonate with you. 
  2. Find a minute or two in your daily routine where you can commit to practicing your affirmation. Do you have a few minutes after brushing your teeth, getting dressed, drinking coffee, etc?
  3. Repeat your affirmation(s) in your head or out loud a few times. Aim to do this at least once per day.
  4. Be patient, and continue with your affirmations until you start believing them! 

It is important to note that affirmations are just one tool of many, and they may not work for everyone. 

Top 20 Body Neutral Affirmations

  1. My size does not determine my worth
  2. My worth has nothing to do with my weight
  3. My body works hard and deserves kindness
  4. My body deserves to be taken care of and loved
  5. I accept my body the way it is
  6. I am proud of what my body has done for me
  7. My body may change but my worth does not
  8. I am proud of what my body can do
  9. I am grateful for my body
  10. I don’t love my body and that’s okay
  11. All bodies are meant to be different
  12. I am a whole person, not just a body
  13. There is more to me than my physical appearance
  14. My body is not perfect and that’s okay
  15. This is my body and I accept it
  16. I care for my body just as it cares for me
  17. My body is the least interesting thing about me
  18. I do not need to feel attractive at all times to be happy
  19. My body does not need to change to be accepted
  20. I am more than just a body
6 body neutral affirmations

Other Ways to Practice Body Neutrality

Affirmations are not for everyone. You may find other methods, such as journal prompts, reading, or podcasts as a way of learning about and practicing body neutrality. 


Body neutrality just means body respect. 

By practicing body neutral affirmations, you are training your brain to respect your body. 

Body neutral affirmations are a quick and easy method which may help improve your relationship with your body over time.

If you would like to read more on this topic, check out my article Body Neutrality.

If you would like to read more on how this topic relates to food, check out my article Food Neutrality.

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