040 Fighting Anorexia – How Can I Protect Myself From Toxic Outside Influences?

by Anne-Sophie

in Podcast


In this episode of Fighting Anorexia I talk about how we can protect ourselves from dieting co-workers, crazy weight loss gurus and other toxic media messages.

Here are a few strategies that you can implement today:

  • Ask people to stop talking about their diets when you are around. Be blunt about it but in a kind way. You don’t have to tell them you have an eating disorder, but tell them their constant conversations about this topic are bothering you.
  • Put earphones on and listen to music or podcasts. This will drown the other voices.
  • Start a different conversation. Sometimes people need a push in the right direction. Be that push.
  • If friends are hindering you in moving forward, stop seeing them, even if it hurts.
  • Read books and take in different ideas, different subject, important topics. Inspire yourself.
  • Remind yourself of what is really important in life. Write down a list and have it handy.
  • Get some perspective: go out on a walk, talk to a friend, see a therapist and remind yourself what life is really about.

Here are a few links of what I’ve mentioned in the episode:

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