Jameela Jamil reveals her digestive system was ‘destroyed by magic potions from the internet’ that she had bought in a bid to lose weight after developing an ‘obsession’ as a child
- Jameela Jamil, 33, said she was ‘consumed’ by her obsession with her weight
- Told Stylist magazine that her periods stopped as a result of extreme weight loss
- Told how digestive system was ‘destroyed by magic potions from the internet’
- Revealed it all started when her teacher weighed all of the girls in her class
Jameela Jamil has revealed the extent of her obsession with her weight and admitted that ‘magic potions from the internet’ destroyed her digestive system.
The activist and actor, 33, opened up about her weight in this week’s issue of Stylist, where she is acting as one of ten guest editors to celebrate the brand’s 10th anniversary this year.
Jameela told how her obsession began when her class of all-girls were weighed in front of one another aged 11, leaving her humiliated and embarrassed when she discovered she was the heaviest.
She said throughout her teens and early twenties she was ‘consumed’ by her weight obsession.
‘I drank all the detox teas, I took all the laxatives, I did all the fad diets, I studied all the pro-anorexia websites,’ she explained. ‘I spent every penny I had on trying to be thinner. I would pass out from lack of nutrition. My periods stopped for a year.’
Jameela Jamil, 33, told her obsession with her weight led to her digestive system being ‘destroyed by magic potions from the internet.’ Pictured, during the NBC segment of the 2019 Summer TCA Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 8 in Beverly Hills, California
Jameela has long spoken out in support of body confidence and recently told how she is ‘thankful’ for the physique she has.
She alleged she was just 11-years-old when her parents put her on her first ‘crash diet’ after she learned she was the heaviest in her class.
‘My teacher had come up with the brilliant idea to weigh all the girls in my class in order to teach us about data collection and graphs,’ she explained.
‘One by one, we were weighed in front of each other, and gasps, envy and ridicule naturally ensued.’
The actor and activist (pictured as a child) told how she went on her first crash diet at the age of 11 after being weighed as the heaviest in her class
From then on, Jameela went to great lengths in order to achieve the ‘perfect’ figure throughout her teens and early adulthood.
The full interview appears in this week’s issue of Jameela Jamil takes over Stylist out Wednesday 28th August 2019
‘I was so thin at one point that I got bed sores from my own mattress,’ she said.
‘My heart thinned. My thyroid and adrenal glands were in a state of binge-and-starve panic.’
She added: ‘My digestive system was destroyed by magic potions off the internet. I was depressed. I was weak. I was in chaos.’
The activist went on to call her obsession with her weight a waste of time, money and happiness – before adding that she would weigh herself every day up until last year.
‘Am I a winner today or am I a loser?’ she asked. ‘What a horrifying waste of happiness. What a horrifying waste of time.’
‘What a sad thing for a bright girl, who technically knew better, to keep as her deep, dark secret for so long.’
The full interview appears in this week’s issue of Jameela Jamil takes over Stylist out Wednesday 28th August 2019.
Jameela admitted she was consumed by ‘all of it’ throughout her teenage years and early twenties. Pictured at Cosmopolitan’S Ultimate Women Awards 2010 in London, aged 24
The actress explained she was ‘in chaos’ at the height of her obsession, and would pass out from lack of nutrition. Pictured at ‘The Good Place’ FYC Event in Los Angeles on 7 June, 2019