Jameela Jamil reveals her eating disorder ruined her organs and destroyed her ... trends now

Jameela Jamil reveals her eating disorder ruined her organs and destroyed her ... trends now

Jameela Jamil has revealed how her previous experience with an eating disorder left a lasting impact on her body.

On a recent episode of Kelly Ripa's Let's Talk Off Camera podcast, she admitted to ruining her organs and destroying her 'bone density'.

The actress, 38, said the condition started at a young age, after she had to weigh herself in front of her class for a school project.

Although she started eating more regularly at the age of 19, the star said she 'still didn't eat a proper meal until I was 30'.

Jamil admitted that anorexia had made her 'an exhausted, boring, navel-gazing obsessive person' in her teens and early 20s.

Jameela Jamil has revealed her eating disorder ruined her organs and destroyed her bone density as she admits to not eating a proper meal until she was 30

Jameela Jamil has revealed her eating disorder ruined her organs and destroyed her bone density as she admits to not eating a proper meal until she was 30

On a recent episode of Kelly Ripa's Let's Talk Off Camera podcast, the actress, 38, said the condition started at a young age, after she had to weigh herself in front of her class for a school project

On a recent episode of Kelly Ripa's Let's Talk Off Camera podcast, the actress, 38, said the condition started at a young age, after she had to weigh herself in front of her class for a school project

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

'Thinness is a form of assimilation, especially for women.

WHAT IS ANOREXIA?

Anorexia is an eating disorder and a mental health condition.

People diagnosed with it try to keep their weight as low as possible by eating little or excessive exercise.

Men and women can develop the illness, however it typically starts in the mid-teens.

Those with anorexia can have a distorted image of their bodies, thinking they're fat when in fact they are severely underweight.

Causes of the condition are unknown, but those with it have either low self-esteem, have a family history of eating disorders or feel pressured from society or place of work.

Long term health complications can include muscle and bone problems, loss of sex drive, kidney or bowel problems or having a weakened immune system.

Treatment for anorexia can include cognitive behavioural therapy.

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'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

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