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Updated January 7th, 2024 at 15:15 IST

She Hulk star Jameela Jamil says her body image 'held her back a lot in life': Society trained me...

Jameela Jamil believes weight-loss injections are a fad that will "go out as quickly as they came in".

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Jameela Jamil, who has previously battled an eating disorder, recently opened up about the same. She said that she hates the slogan "no pain, no gain" because she doesn't believe exercise should be viewed as punishment. She added that the quick fix for losing weight is "not sustainable."

Jameela Jamil speaks against Ozempic

In an interview with Grazia magazine, Jameela Jamil said that it has been quite heartbreaking to watch an "extraordinary rise of unhealthy attitudes towards bodies" again after it felt like so much progress had been made. She said, "It's been quite heartbreaking, watching such an extraordinary rise of unhealthy attitudes towards bodies again after it felt like so much progress had been made. It really made me feel depressed, especially at the start of the year."

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She added, "It has struck me that a lot of the narrative around these weight-loss injections has been that you get the results without the sweat, that we still look at exercise as this punishment. The idea of 'no pain, no gain' is such a horrible, outdated, stupid slogan that doesn't mean anything. I don't feel any pain. When I'm exercising, I do things that are gentle and good for me and sustainable. I'll go for a 15-minute walk or dance in my kitchen."

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Jameela Jamil says she is 'too body dysmorphic'

Jameela Jamil said of injections such as celebrity favourite Ozempic: "It's not sustainable. I think as quickly as it came in, it's gonna go out again.”

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The 'Legendary' star is an advocate for body neutrality - in which she doesn't "love" or "hate" the way she looks - and previously explained how she "can't do" body positivity because she's still "too body dysmorphic" after years of battling an eating disorder and being "held back" by her image, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

She said: "My body image held me back a lot in my life and that's because I was trained for it to do so by society, by media, by magazines, by people at school, by my family even. I can't do body positivity because it takes up still too much of my time! Stand there in front of the mirror and be like, 'I love thighs! I love my cellulite! I'm still too body dysmorphic to be able to do that, so instead, I just don't think about it. I'm neutral! I don't love my body, I don't hate my body."

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(Inputs from IANS)

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Published January 7th, 2024 at 15:14 IST

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