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Eating Disorder Destroyed My Organs And Bone Density – Jameela Jamil


Eating Disorder Destroyed My Organs And Bone Density – Jameela Jamil

British actress and activist; Jameela Jamil revealed that her fight with an eating disorder “destroyed” her bone density and affected “my kidney, liver, digestive system, and heart”.

The 38-year-old podcaster, television host, and judge, who began her career on Channel 4 by anchoring the T4 strand from 2009 to 2012, is now best recognized for her part in the US sitcom ‘The Good Place’ starring Kristen Bell.

Speaking to talk show presenter; Kelly Ripa on her Let’s Talk Off Camera podcast, she admitted that she “took so many laxatives” while battling anorexia that she harmed her health. Jamil stated that she “developed a warped relationship with food” when she was 11 after being weighed in front of her class at school and her parents put her on a rigorous diet.

Jameela said: “In their heads, it came from a place of love, of we don’t want you to suffer because you stand out, we want you to fit in.”

Jameela added: “Thinness is a form of assimilation, especially for women. I had never planned on being in the showbusiness industry and I can’t think of a worse industry for me to have entered with a history of eating disorders, given that to assimilate you’re supposed to be thin unless you want your identity to be the fact that you stand out for not being thin and that is the only thing we talk about.”

She added: “I stopped starving myself fully when I was 19 but still didn’t eat a proper meal until I was 30,” and said this made her “an exhausted, boring, naval-gazing obsessive person”.

She continued: “My TV career was my part-time career and my full-time career was staying thin.”

She said: “I took so many laxatives, I’m amazed I even still have an asshole, to be perfectly honest. It’s a real trooper. It’s a survivor.

“I took any pill or drink or diet that Oprah recommended, I did it, I took it. You know, any very low-calorie supermodel diet.

She said her disordered eating “f***ed up my kidney, my liver, my digestive system, my heart. Most recently I found out I have destroyed my bone density”.

She continued: “I’m so sorry to my body that I have jeopardized my future so severely for a beauty standard and to try to fit in with other people.

“That’s why I’m so annoying publicly about eating disorders and diets because there’s so much talk about the dangers of being in a bigger body and there’s no talk almost about the dangers of not eating enough, only eating too much.”

Gentle Reminder: Be careful how you use your authority and influence, be wise, and treat others with respect.

Chychy Jonas.

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