“The most important thing in this world is your health."
Pakistani actress and model Armeena Khan has openly discussed her battle with an eating disorder and how she has overcome this hurdle in her life.
Numerous Pakistani stars have been coming forward to voice their mental and physical health struggles.
For example, singer Momina Mustehsan and actress Juggun Kazim have also shared their mental struggles on social media.
This initiative they have taken has showcased how celebrities are also ordinary humans who are battling their own problems.
On Tuesday, January 7, 2020, Armeena took to Instagram to share her journey with her followers.
Armeena Khan posted a picture of herself from when she weighed a mere 39 kg.
She explained how in the previous decade she had struggled with eating disorders. Armeena said:
“I’d been deliberating whether to post this or not for a while. It’s high-time I shared a SMALL snippet of my journey with you.
“So, this decade, I conquered eating disorders (exacerbated by my media job), anxiety (nearly) and low self-esteem (that’s right, I had it).
“Here I was a size 00 weighed 39 kgs and severely malnourished. I was very sick.
“I’m sharing this story NOT as a victim but as a VICTOR, I conquered these and so I class them as some of my BIGGEST achievements there last few years.”
Armeena Khan continued to mention how she has finally found happiness with her size. She stated:
“I am happy now in my skin, I meditate and I eat healthily and I have a general feeling of well-being.”
Armeena went on to explain the reason behind why she decided to come forward with her eating disorder struggle. She said:
“The purpose is to tell you all that you are beautiful no matter what shape or size you are, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Armeena also shared a heart-warming message with her fans and words of encouragement. She expressed:
“The most important thing in this world is your health. To all those suffering from these horrible ailments, I’m sending you BIG hugs, positive energy and I pray that you may prevail. Ameen.”
There is no doubt that mental and physical health problems can be an extreme cause for concern.
It is important for celebrities and people with greater influence to share their stories if they are comfortable.
This initiative helps numerous women and men to realise they are not alone in their battles and gives them the courage to seek help.