Who are you really fasting for?

A single candle burning in a candle holder
Are you fasting for God or Diet Culture?

Episode 24: Malak Saddy is back on the Savor Food and Body Podcast to give you a personal and professional view of how religious practices intersect with eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image.

We're talking about how religious practices can be helpful or harmful when you're working on healing your relationship with food and your body.

Malak shares her experience as a Lebanese Muslim American and debunks some of the common misconceptions about the Muslim faith and Islamic Culture.

Have trouble with unwanted comments about your body, style, or food choices from well-intending family members or religious mentors?

Listen to hear strategies on how to deal with comments about your body or food - especially during religious holiday gatherings or when seeing people you haven't seen for a long time.

If it feels like a tangled mess sorting out your cultural, religious, and family beliefs around food and body image, don't miss this episode!

Malak Saddy RDN CEDRD-S is a non-diet advocate, Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian. She's also a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and Body Positive Facilitator. A dietitian in private practice, Malak work with people in person and virtually in Chicago and virtually in the states of Texas, Florida, and Louisiana.

She is well versed in the treatment of eating disorders in children, adolescents, and adults in both females and males. Malak enjoys speaking at conferences, and universities, addressing eating disorder treatment in culturally diverse groups, nutrition basics, and intuitive eating.

Listen to hear how Malak attributes part of her career to growing up in an American Lebanese Muslim household where food and family were always in abundance. Having these experiences, she is sensitive and aware as to how much culture, religion, and spirituality can play into healing your relationship with food and your body.

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