Eid Al Fitr and Eating Disorders- Safe Happy Eid

Eid Al Fitr- A Safe Happy Eid – Do not allow the Demon of Eating Disorder to take this joyous day away from you.

Islam and Eating Disorders

Eid and Eating Disorders

Wishing Everyone out there a Blessed Eid.

Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated to mark the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. It is a day of joy, bonding, helping one another and spreading happiness all over the globe. For those suffering from Eating Disorders or are in recovery from their disorder, Eid period probably represents the most difficult time of the year. It is not uncommon that the pressure of Eid can instigate a worsening of behaviors for many with eating disorders.  The day can be overwhelming with friends, family, food, and guests and more guests. Food is a big part of Eid, and for those who suffer from eating disorders, the guilt trips, feelings of panic, fear anxiety are sure to follow.

People with eating disorders often use food to deal with uncomfortable or painful emotions:

Restricting food is used to feel in control.

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