To defeat your ED, addiction you simply have to take responsibility for yourself. The wishes and false beliefs have to go. As Dr Lee said: The path of becoming who you really are is similar for all addictions. The addiction stands between you and your birthright of joy. Giving up the addiction is not a loss; it means becoming able to find more delight in precious moment after precious moment. Rumi says We are lutes, no more, no less. When the sound box is full of anything, no music. When the belly burns clean…., every moment a new song.
Please find below a very fantastic mini guide by Karim Khalil, Clinical Psychologist from Lebanon on Managing Eating Disorders during Ramadan. The year 2021, has been fantastic in terms of great content coming from Muslim Professionals and organizations on Ramadan Fasting and Eating Disorders.
Without a doubt, one of the most significant advancements in the last 8 years reveal just how far we have to go. The first article on Ramadan and Eating Disorders was published in 2013 and first media broadcast to create awareness of this ticking mental health crisis was BBC. Since 2015, there’s been increased willingness to recognize struggle people with Eating Disorders face during Ramadan. In short, we’ve come a long way.
The most important step we can take toward advancing Eating Disorder awareness in Muslim communities and beyond is giving all people access to information and help.