19 Food Freedom Journal Prompts

Uncategorized Jan 12, 2019

These 19 food freedom journal prompts will help you make peace with food and get clear on what it means to YOU to be well nourished. Intuitive Eating is all about listening to YOUR body and journaling can be a really helpful tool in helping you tune into it!

Why I Journal Every Morning:

Journaling has become a HUGE part of my life this past year…..but it hasn’t always been. I could never really get into journaling. I didn’t know what to write. I didn’t allow myself to write what I was actually feeling. I would just stare at blank pages and not get anywhere.

But then I found Katie Dalebout, the host of the Let it Out Podcast. She constantly talks about how journaling changed her life. She wrote a book called Let it Out so I ordered it and figured I’d give journaling another shot.

I made it my goal to do one of the journal exercises every morning BEFORE opening my phone or laptop. At first, it was really hard to not look at my phone but over time it got easier. And now I don’t really even think about it, I just go strait for my journal! Since that day I started, I have journaled pretty much every single morning since then. I realized I’m someone who LOVES journal prompts (not just free for all journaling…ya girl needs some guidance).

Journaling has become my favorite part of my morning routine. I look forward to checking in with myself and releasing any bad vibes. It seriously set the tone for my whole day. Journaling was also HUGE for me in making peace with food and my body. It really helped me let go of my limiting beliefs, work through painful thoughts/emotions and get clear on how I want to feel. This is why I want to share the journal prompts that really helped me with you! I want you to free yourself from constantly thinking about food and your body and make space in your life for what really matters to you!

Benefits of journaling:

  • Boost your mood
  • Enhance your sense of well-being
  • Let go of negative thoughts
  • Improve your self-awareness
  • Calm and clear your mind
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Helps you get clear on your goals
  • Helps release stress and tension

“Writing in a journal reminds you of your goals and of your learning in life. It offers a place where you can hold a deliberate, thoughtful conversation with yourself.”

Robin S. Sharma

  1. What would your ideal relationship with food look like?
  2. What was your relationship with food like growing up?
  3. What made you start dieting or following food rules? Did you feel pressure to?
  4. How has dieting affected you social life, mood & relationships?
  5. If you knew exactly what you needed to make peace with food, what do you think that might be?
  6. Who do you have to become in order to feel free around food? How would you feel? What would you do? What would you think? What would you believe about yourself?
  7. Write down a time where someone commented on your food or body. How did it make you feel? How do you normally respond to comments like these?
  8. What emotions do you typically experience while eating? Do you think this affects how the food is processed in your body?
  9. What else do you do while eating? Are you watching TV, working, etc? Do you stand or sit? Do you eat alone? What do you think about your current eating environment?
  10. Do you feel like you give all of your time and energy to others, leaving nothing for yourself?
  11. What does it feel like to eat beyond what feels good for you or restrict?
  12. What would it feel like to cope with stressful things in your life without using or restricting food?
  13. What other ways can you care for yourself besides using or restricting food?
  14. What is holding you back from making peace with food?
  15. Make a list of all of your “food rules”. Choose 1 of them to break this week and write about the experience.
  16. What would it be like to be ideally satisfied after most meals?
  17. What is one thing you could do today to start making peace with food?
  18. What would your life be like if you didn’t obsess about food and your body?
  19. Write down 5 words to describe your ideal relationship with food.

What did you discover about yourself using these journal prompts? Which one helped you the most? Let me know in the comments below!

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