Jameela Jamil doesn’t shy away from the truth and part of her truth is the eating disorder she suffered from.
The body positivity activist and actress shared a picture with her fans from 10 years ago from an event she didn’t want to go to because she felt she was “too fat.”
“This was a sad day 10 years ago,” she wrote. “I didn’t want to go to the event because I was convinced that I was ‘too fat’ and that I would be publicly fat shamed the next day. I was so weak, I only managed to stay for 10 mins.”
She added, “Eating disorders/dysmorphia are so wild. I missed my teens/20s.”
In a separate post, she gave people advice on what worked for her. Although anyone who does have an eating disorder should seek advice from their doctor.
The “I Weigh” community was also essential to providing Jamil support.
In the past, Jamil has said that her history of anorexia and dysmorphia started when she had to weigh herself at 14 in front of her class for a project.
If you suffer from an eating disorder and need help, you can reach out to toll-free to the National Eating Disorder Information Centre at 1-866-633-4220. Additionally, if you are under the age of 20, the Kids Help Phone is also available- 1-800-668-6868.