#400. Jameela Jamil on Mental Self-Defense
Our guest for our 400th episode is actor and activist Jameela Jamil, who you may have seen on such shows as The Good Place, The Misery Index, and Legendary. Outside of her acting career, Jameela is known for launching a movement and platform called I Weigh. She's also the host of the I Weigh podcast, where she talks to everybody from Reese Witherspoon to Vivek Murthy, the US Surgeon General, to Gloria Steinem.
This episode explores: how to develop what Jameela calls mental self-defense; how to be ruthless when it comes to personal boundaries; the difference between body positivity and body neutrality; how she handles the scrutiny and toxicity of social media; and how men can play a positive role in a world with profound double standards when it comes to looks.
Content Warning: This episode touches on the topics of suicide, eating disorders, and sexuality. Any profanity has been bleeped out.
This episode is the first in our two-part Anti-Diet Series. In this series, you’ll not only have the chance to reconsider your relationship to food, eating, diet, exercise, and body image–you’ll also learn practical, research-backed tools for approaching all of these things in a healthier, more mindful way. It’s also the subject of our newest Challenge over in the Ten Percent Happier app. In the 7-day Anti-Diet Challenge, we are going to help you build a better relationship with food and your body. The Anti-Diet Challenge kicks off on Monday, December 6, in the Ten Percent Happier app. If you’re not already a Ten Percent Happier subscriber, you can join us by starting a free trial that’ll give you access to the challenge–along with our entire app. Click here to get started.
Where to find Jameela Jamil and I Weigh online:
- I Weigh website
- I Weigh podcast
- Jameela’s Address to Congress
- I Weigh’s Support of Bills H.1942 and H.3892
- I Weigh on Twitter
- I Weigh on Facebook
- I Weigh on Instagram
- I Weigh & Jameela on YouTube
- Jameela on Twitter
- Jameela on Facebook
- Jameela on Instagram
Other Resources Mentioned:
- Erin Finnegan, COO of I Weigh
- Mortality Rates in Patients With Anorexia Nervosa and Other Eating Disorders
- EMDR therapy
- Neal Brennan, comedian
- Instagram clamps down on diet and cosmetic surgery posts
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