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deenl
Ramadan begins this evening where I live. I know this is a difficult time for people dealing with eating disorders where they are trying to balance their spiritual beliefs and traditions with their health requirements.

This is an old thread where it was discussed in the past. I would love if any Muslim members would add their thoughts or experiences in order to help provide the most up to date information to all.

Wishing all those who participate in this special period a peaceful and above all healthy time.

Warm wishes,

D
2015 12yo son restricting but no body image issues, no fat phobia; lost weight IP! Oct 2015 home, stable but no progress. Medical hosp to kick start recovery Feb 2016. Slowly and cautiously gaining weight at home and seeing signs of our real kid.

May 2017 Hovering around WR. Mood great, mostly. Building up hour by hour at school after 18 months at home. Summer 2017 Happy, first trip away in years, food variety, begin socialising. Sept 2017, back to school FT first time in 2 years. [thumb] 2018 growing so fast hard to keep pace with weight
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MKR
Hi @deenl,

This is a good point, and a great thread, with lots of reference points.

From what I know, Ramadan is observed by either daytime fasting during the month (by healthy people) or compensating in other ways, such as making a donation to the charity (by the very old or ill).

The challenge is now the illness denial by the ED kids.
Mum's Kitchen

14-y-o "healthy living" led to AN in 2017 and WR at 16. Current muscle dysmorphia.
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