Jameela Jamil Wants You To Call Out Online Diet Products
She has been outspoken about diet teas and shakes on Twitter for some time and now the actress is calling out all weight loss products you can buy online.
The star of The Good Place tweeted that she "used them as a teen and my digestive system, metabolism, thyroid and kidneys were damaged for over a decade."
She went on to say that her mental health also suffered and asked her followers to share their "horror stories" about the products.
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Of course, fans were quick to jump in and answer Jamil, telling their own stories about dangerous weight loss, the thread quickly becoming a list of heartbreaking memories of not eating and bad health decisions. Jamil then jumped back in to assure her followers that it wasn't her intention to provide weightloss tips for anyone looking.
Many also spoke openly of their heartbreaking battles with body image and eating disorders.
"I turned 40 last year too," said one user. "I’m still fighting my 16 yo tendencies, and have messed up at the least my metabolism with my yo-yo ways over the years. My mind still shames me a lot but my body doesn’t let me starve myself anymore. Working on the mind catching up in 2019."
"Jumping on this with a tenuous link," began another. "My insides are in a state. I have ulcerative colitis. When it's really bad, I bleed internally, get malnourished & anaemic, & lose weight. But people still comment if they haven't seen me for a while -- 'you look well, you've lost weight.'"
It's far from her first rodeo -- after speaking out about diet teas and slamming celebrities who get paid to promote them -- just weeks ago, Jamil called out airbrushing in magazines, too:
"I would like to put airbrushing in the bin. I want it gone. I want it out of here. I think it's a disgusting tool that has been weaponised, predominantly against women, and is responsible for so many more problems than we realise because we are blinded by the media, our culture and our society."
And if that wasn't enough to fully cement her hero status, yesterday the actress also answered a call from a follower who suggested she take on the magazine world -- after posting this picture on Twitter:
Jamil responded that she was turning her Instagram account @i_ weigh, which actively asks women to measure their worth not in kilos but in their achievements, into a company in an attempt to stop body shaming in the media.
The woman is a force. And we love her.
Feature Image: Getty
Anyone needing support with eating disorders or body image issues is encouraged to contact Butterfly’s National Helpline on 1800 ED HOPE (33 4673). For urgent support, call Lifeline on 13 11 14.