“Recovery from an eating disorder can take months, even years. Slips, backslides, and relapse tend to be the rule, rather than the exception. Re-learning normal eating habits and coping skills can take a long period of time and often requires lots of support from professionals, friends, and family. Moving forward is key, however slow it might be.” — National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
Please find below a link to Podcast by Muslim Women Network UK, ;Behind Closed Doors: Eating Disorders’. We thank MWNUK for bringing attention to this timely topic. Hundreds of Millions of people are suffering from Eating Disorders world wide. Eating Disorders don’t discriminate and affect Muslims too. While this means it is likely that you or someone you’re close to has struggled, or will, with an eating disorder, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ve had many conversations surrounding the ins and outs of these physical and mental illnesses or the process of recovery. Instead of keeping quiet about such a prevalent problem in society, it’s time to talk.
*Trigger Warning* This episode features themes of disordered eating and body image. Shalina speaks with Taiba Khan who has been battling with an eating disorder for many years of her life. It started as a healthy weight loss journey but soon took a bad turn.