June 9, 2022

EP. 114 — It’s Okay To Gain Weight with Alex Light

This week, body confidence and self-acceptance influencer Alex Light joins Jameela to discuss her personal recovery journey from an eating disorder, the realization that diets don’t work, the repercussions she and Jameela share from years of dieting, why the healing process is slow but worthwhile, why it’s okay to gain weight, and more.


Check out Alex Light’s new book – You Are Not A Before Picture: https://www.harpercollins.com/products/you-are-not-a-before-picture-alex-light?variant=39994206978082
Listen to Alex’s podcast – The Light Show: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-light-show/id1489884159

Follow Alex on Instagram @alexlight_ldn


You can find transcripts for this episode here: https://www.earwolf.com/show/i-weigh-with-jameela-jamil/

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Jameela [00:00:00] Hello and welcome to another episode of I Weigh with Jameela Jamil. Podcast that if it could, it would show the grenade right up the asshole of the concept of shame. How are you? I’m alright. I’ve had a little bit of a break from the news. I just needed to. It was getting too much, was getting too sad and depressing. And I do feel better for it. And maybe that’s selfish. Or maybe you want me to be speaking about every single hot topic in the world. But I’m afraid sometimes it’s just going to have to be tough shit. And I mean that with all of the love in my heart. Because for me to be sustainable in what is a very long fight, I have to take little breaks and so do you. So maybe you could look at this as your signal and your reminder to take a fucking break and to switch off and to not feel that you have to see everything and read everything and hear everything and think everything and talk about everything all the time. You can just have

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