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Wednesday June 19, 2024

Jameela Jamil had her first ‘proper meal’ 8 years ago due to eating disorder

Jameela Jamil has admitted to suffering from anorexia throughout her teens and twenties

By Web Desk
June 11, 2024
Jamila Jamil is very publically vocal about eating disorders
Jamila Jamil is very publically vocal about eating disorders

Jameela Jamil didn’t have a “proper meal” until she was 30 years old – just eight years ago!

On her recent appearance on Kelly Ripa’s Let’s Talk Off Camera podcast, the now-38-years-old actress got candid about her life-long eating disorder and the lasting impact it had on her body. S

The Good Place alum revealed that though she started eating more regularly at around age 19, she “still didn’t eat a proper meal until [she] was 30.”

She further admitted that her anorexia left her “an exhausted, boring, navel-gazing obsessive person” in her teens and throughout her twenties.

Jamil reflected that in hindsight, entering the showbusiness industry as someone with a long history of eating disorders was the “worst” decision she could’ve made for herself.

Having been in remission for some time now, Jamil then expressed, “I am so sorry to my body that I have jeopardised my future so severely for a beauty standard and to try to fit in with other people.”

She further explained, “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.”