Jamie-Lynn Sigler Opens Up About Feeling Triggered by Ozempic and Weight Loss Trends

Jamie-Lynn Sigler Opens Up About Feeling Triggered by Ozempic and Weight Loss Trends

Jamie-Lynn Sigler, a vocal advocate for body positivity, shares her struggle with being triggered by the use of Ozempic and similar weight loss drugs among celebrities. She reflects on her past eating disorder and how these trends contradict the message of self-acceptance and body positivity.

Jamie Lynn Sigler talking about Ozempic on the MeSsy podcast with Christina Applegate

Jamie Lynn Sigler talking about Ozempic on the MeSsy podcast with Christina Applegate

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Jamie-Lynn Sigler expressed feeling 'triggered' by the current trend of Ozempic and Mounjaro weight loss stories. The actress from The Sopranos opened up about her emotions regarding the popular drug and her own battle with exercise bulimia during the latest episode of "MeSsy," her podcast with Christina Applegate.

She expressed feeling upset about the Ozempic situation, saying, "I'm a little triggered by all the Ozempic stuff. It's upsetting me. I wish I didn't care."

The 42-year-old Sigler shared that she recognizes the benefits the drugs can offer to those dealing with weight loss challenges. However, she finds it difficult to reconcile this emotionally with the hype around the shots in Hollywood.

I know several people whose lives have been greatly improved by it. They had been struggling with their weight for a long time, and it has made a big difference for them. I am genuinely happy for them. On the other hand, I have also witnessed some friends who were already beautiful and healthy misuse it, which is very concerning to me.

Sigler shared her own challenges with disordered eating and weight loss. She revealed that during high school, she would constantly count calories in her notebooks, and at one point, she weighed only 80 pounds. Her intense desire to be thin almost cost her the role of Meadow Soprano on the popular HBO crime series.

"Sopranos was incredible. I was almost fired for being too thin," she mentioned. "I had to prove that I was healthy."

She also told Applegate that the popularity of Ozempic, a drug initially for diabetes, is going against the body positivity movement.

"It felt like we were on a path towards embracing body positivity for all shapes, sizes, and colors," she mentioned.

Applegate, a former teen star like Sigler who portrayed Kelly Bundy on Married...With Children, revealed that she struggled with denying herself food for years. She admitted to covering her mirrors to avoid seeing her reflection. The thought of relapsing due to drugs like Ozempic scares her.

She expressed her fear about discussing it too much, mentioning the possibility of legal action. She also shared her desire to lose weight because she has a closet full of clothes that she can't fit into.

Applegate also expressed concern for those taking weight loss drugs, noting that they appear to be "fading away." She also mentioned the side effects of thinning faces.

"The thinner your face is the older you look," she said in a harsh whisper.

If you or someone you know is dealing with an eating disorder, you can find help by visiting the National Alliance for Eating Disorders website or calling their hotline at +1 (866) 662-1235. For free, 24/7 support, you can also text "ALLIANCE" to 741741.

Editor's P/S:

Celebrities' candid accounts of their experiences with weight loss medications and eating disorders shed light on a growing trend that is both concerning and inspiring. Jamie Lynn Sigler's emotional response to the popularity of Ozempic and Mounjaro underscores the need for a balanced approach to weight management. While these drugs can provide significant benefits for those with weight-related health issues, their misuse in pursuit of an unrealistic body ideal is a cause for alarm.

Sigler's personal struggle with exercise bulimia and Applegate's history of disordered eating serve as poignant reminders of the devastating consequences of unhealthy weight loss practices. Their shared experiences emphasize the importance of promoting body positivity and encouraging individuals to seek help for eating disorders. The article also highlights the need for caution when discussing these topics publicly, as legal implications and the potential for triggering can arise. It is crucial to approach these conversations with sensitivity and prioritize the health and well-being of those affected by eating disorders. By raising awareness and offering support, we can create a more inclusive and supportive society that values health in all its forms.