In this episode of Fighting Anorexia, I share my top 7 recovery tips with you. I was inspired by Julie Parker’s amazing book “My Recovery” because many of the suggestions shared in this book resonated strongly with me and my own experience.

My Top 7 Recovery Tips

  1. Explore your creative side
  2. Embrace Imperfection
  3. Don’t diet and eat intuitively
  4. Don’t be ashamed to ask for professional help. Ever.
  5. Separate yourself from your eating disorder
  6. Let Love in and cultivate Self-Love
  7. Know that recovery is not linear and take one step at a time

You can find me on and you can check out my new podcast. Also, be sure to check out the 28 Loving Reawakenings, the Body Image Revolution Course, the True Beauty Mastermind Program and so much more. All can be found on aMINDmedia. I am not going anywhere, I’m just moving on. I hope you’ll move with me.

Like I said, the new podcast will focus on self-empowerment and that is something that is crucial for recovery as well.

Thank you for everything and please never forget that you are beautiful, worthy and deserving.

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There comes a time in your life when you have to let some things go.

Things that you love.

Things that you have worked hard for.

Things that you feel deeply passionate about.

Things that have given you hope, friends, love and many wonderful experiences.

Things that have shaped your life for a long and rewarding time.

This is such a time.

After a long and gut-wrenching process of planning the next steps of my life, my online presence and with that, my future, my heart and mind led me to the conclusion that I had to move on from certain projects and focus on one single mission:

empowering you to find your purpose, self- and body-love and, what is most important, your self-worth.

In the past year, I’ve juggled too many projects, too many messages and too many commitments. I had spread myself too thin and had lost my mental and physical balance.

The pressure to write for two completely independent websites, keep four different podcasts alive and try to make a living was taking its toll on my health and state of mind. At the same time, the quality of my work was not what I wanted it to be and so I was doing both a disservice to you, my devoted readers and podcast listeners, and myself.

Over time, it became evident that I needed to eliminate certain things and create a sharp focus on one single theme. This is what I did with the rebranding of

During this process of rebranding, I decided to not continue writing for this website, nor will I produce any new episodes of the Fighting Anorexia podcast after episode 60. 

I know that many of you will be upset and so am I, but I want you to know that I did not take this decision lightly. 

I will forever cherish this website and it will not be taken down. This blog has saved me more often than I can tell. It has kept me sane, gave me a purpose and a reason to keep fighting.

The podcast has helped me just as much as it has helped you and I will most certainly continue to draw from the strategies I talked about for a long time to come.

I am working on a new podcast and weekly videos about self-empowerment and I know that you will benefit from the episodes since the finding of your true self and the developing of self-love is such an integral part of fighting anorexia.

This is why I am hoping you’ll move on with me to aMINDmedia and the new podcast and that together we can empower ourselves beyond the eating disorder that we have been or are still fighting.

I love each and every single one of you and I cannot even begin to put into words how much your support has meant to me over the last year. You will forever hold a very special place in my heart.

I’ll never forget what you have done for me.

Thank you from the entire of my heart and I hope to see you over at aMINDmedia.

Anne-Sophie Reinhardt

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059 Fighting Anorexia – How Anorexia Impacts the Lives of Siblings (Interview with my Sister)

July 30, 2012

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this special episode of Fighting Anorexia, I share an interview with my sister Valerie with you. Valerie has been my rock in the years of my struggle and has been there for my during the hard months of recovery. She’s three years younger than me and I have always […]

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058 Fighting Anorexia – Competition in Recovery

July 23, 2012

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode of Fighting Anorexia, I talk about the positive and negative aspects of competition in recovery. We are all competitive. It is a characteristic trait that we have deep within us. Some have it more than others, but we all have it. Competing with others in recovery […]

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Recovery and The Power Of Letting Go

July 18, 2012

This is a guest post by Gina Chirichella. I spend a lot of time on my own blog writing dance metaphors for recovery. There are a few reasons for this. Besides the fact that I LOVE dance and finally get to take classes on a regular basis and I love metaphor (it’s my favorite literary […]

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The 15 Top Myths and Stereotypes about Eating Disorders and Recovery

July 16, 2012

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadNothing hurts and infuriates those who suffer from an eating disorder and their relatives and family more than hearing all the myths and public misunderstandings about eating disorders and recovery. If you are caught in the circle of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder or EDNOS, you are going through […]

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056 Fighting Anorexia – Do I Really Need More Weight? Plus the Top 10 Benefits of Gaining Weight!

July 11, 2012

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Anorexia often makes us believe that we do not have to gain any weight in order to be healthy and live fully. However, the effects that being underweight has on your body are numerous. In fact, eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia can prove to be deadly. In […]

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055 Fighting Anorexia – How Recovery Changes your Relationships

July 2, 2012

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode of Fighting Anorexia, I talk about how my recovery has changed my relationships with those close to me.  In order to recover you must accept change and those around you have to accept it also. Now here lies the struggle.  When you are in the throws of […]

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054 Fighting Anorexia – 10 Steps To Take Towards Forgiveness

June 25, 2012

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode of Fighting Anorexia, I share 10 steps you can take in order to forgive yourself and those who have hurt you. What does forgiving even mean? Here is the definition: Stop feeling angry or resentful toward (someone) for an offense, flaw, or mistake. Learning this skill is […]

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Interview with Jenni Schaefer

June 21, 2012

Every now and then, I feature an inspiring person who has struggled with anorexia at one point in his or her life and has recovered. I am all about spreading the message of hope because this is something we so often lack.When we’re in such a deep relationship with our eating disorder and these sick […]

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053 Fighting Anorexia – Let’s Talk About FAT

June 18, 2012

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In this episode of Fighting Anorexia, I share an episode of the True Beauty Podcast  with you. Judy and I share the truth about the word fat. We go into the real meaning of it and what we imply when we say it to ourselves or to others. […]

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Love is the Key to Recovery

June 14, 2012

Having an eating disorder means having a severe lack or even a complete deficiency of self-love. We hate everything about ourselves, our bodies and our lives. We cannot understand how people would even want to be around us and we can hardly stand living with ourselves. Engaging in eating disordered behavior is a way of […]

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