The Young Leadership Cabinet of the Orthodox Union developed a documentary, "Hungry to be Heard", focusing on the rising rates of anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders in our community. It aims at providing educational awareness, prevention, and approaches to eating disorders and is available for guided screenings as part of a conference, communal program, or as a stand-alone presentation.
Chabad article that explains the procedure one should follow if they have to eat on a fast
(Please note this is a general rule and a doctor should be consulted on a case by case basis)
What is the procedure for one who must eat on Yom Kippur?
"If possible, the ill person who must break the fast should eat and drink less than the abovementioned amount at intermittent intervals. Preferably, one should wait nine minutes between these snacks. Obviously, if the medical condition does not allow for this intermittent snacking, the patient must follow the doctor's orders."
Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch
We've all been there―angry with ourselves for overeating, for our lack of willpower, for failing at yet another diet. But the problem is not us; it's that dieting, with its emphasis on rules and regulations, has stopped us from listening to our bodies.