Jameela Jamil carries snacks in her purse, doesn’t everyone do this?

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Jameela Jamil was on The Tonight Show, where she was wearing a gorgeous gown that would have looked completely suited for the Emmys. She explained that she had no chill and wanted to wear a big gown, so she did. As someone who likes to dress up, I can respect that. Jimmy brought up the fact that Jameela had string cheese in her purse at the Emmys, as she showed to Entertainment Tonight. Then Jameela did a kind of bit where she pulled out string cheese, gogurt, a slim jim and a Skor bar (love those) for Fallon out of her dress. It was mildly funny and she was cute about it. Jimmy asked her about her IWeigh movement, where she celebrates women’s accomplishments in life, and she talked about that and about the fact that Instagram just banned diet supplement ads for anyone under 18. She seemed really proud of that, which she should be. No shade on that.

You had string cheese [in your purse]
Now that I know they ask they question I’m bringing a butt plug. I have cheese on me now. Do you want some now? I have some up my bum. I’ve got a yogurt snack, a dried meat snack. Just for you, I heard you have a favorite snack, a Skor. It’s come from my boobs straight to you.

What do you do on a Wednesday night?
I would be spooning my 6’8″ boyfriend. I’m the big spoon obviously. He’ll love that I said that. Spooning with Netflix and ill. I don’t drink. I don’t party. I’m a homebody.

Your activism is fantastic
I started a movement on Instagram called IWeigh which is just a movement for empowerment where you measure your worth via your attributes and your contributions to society. You can’t measure a woman’s worth on a weighing scale. It’s a global movement and we have almost a million followers. I created a petition and I managed to get 250,000 signatures in three days. I took it to Instagram and I said ‘I’m either going to do this to you or with you.’ They moved really quickly and within six months of that they made it impossible for anyone under 18 to see diet or detox products or cosmetic surgery procedures on their Instagram from now on.

[From The Tonight Show on YouTube]

There’s another interview clip with Jameela where she talks about splitting her dress when she was interviewing Daniel Craig. She said she wasn’t wearing knickers, which sounds kind of unbelievable. She also said she hates it when people talk in the audience at concerts and speaking events. I know she’s not that well liked around here, but I appreciate Jameela. She’s her own person and she owns it. Plus as many of you have pointed out, she’s struggled with personal health issues for years. Being ok with that and with herself have led her to help champion other women. Sometimes she goes too far but she also knows that about herself.

As for the snacks issue, I always have snacks in my purse! Usually they’re the little peanut butter crackers in a package, those are awesome. I also really like the Starkist tuna and crackers kits because it’s like lunch on the go. Years ago I used to carry hardboiled eggs. I learned the hard way after finding a liquified one at the bottom of my purse that this was a bad idea.

Here’s the segment of Jameela’s interview quoted above:



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24 Responses to “Jameela Jamil carries snacks in her purse, doesn’t everyone do this?”

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  1. Erinn says:

    Snacks and medication are the only reason I bother with a purse lol.

    • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

      Meds (also Tylenol) and almost ALWAYS a snack (usually some almonds, as they fill me up and are healthy). You never know when you’ll get stuck somewhere. Also, having hypoglycemia I have to keep a few little sucking candies at the bottom of my bag in case I haven’t been able to eat something every 3 hrs. or so. I also keep a flat of bottled water in my trunk (I live in earthquake country! lol)

      String cheese tastes vile when warm (to me), couldn’t carry that!

  2. Jillian says:

    I do not. Maybe I’ll start trying it

  3. Gil says:

    I always carry snacks in my purse. Well to be fair I only own totes, you can fit a whole meal there 🙂 I always carry food; and water, in my bag specially when I take any kind of public transportation you can never now how long your are gonna be trapped in there, specially planes.

  4. Astrid says:

    No snacks in my purse. The last thing I need is more temptation on my shoulder. Also, my schedule is boring and routine so I know when and where my next meal is coming from.

  5. Chelsey says:

    She’s go gorgeous inside and out. I LOVE that color dress she wore at the Emmy’s. It looks amazing with her skin tone.

  6. Lila says:

    Yup, always some sort of snacks. I never quite know when my day will get crazy and I won’t be able to sneak out for food. It’s a lifesaver.

  7. OriginalLala says:

    I used to always have apples in my purse until I found a rotting one at the bottom (So Gross!), now it’s LaraBars instead!

  8. Biff says:

    I don’t, which probably explains why I’m perpetually fat and broke.

  9. sa says:

    I always have one of those single-serving mixed nuts packs in my purse. String cheese (or anything perishable) seems way too risky.

    • Mo says:

      Me too. I’ve given it to other people who have arrived somewhere without getting a chance to eat, or their blood sugar is low, as often as I’ve eaten it myself.

  10. Merrie says:

    My purse has snacks, several pens, aspirin, phone, wallet, several hair ties. a pair of clean socks, a book and a notebook.

  11. Zoya says:

    Something random- I don’t know if that’s her real name but it’s kinda weird/interesting because Jameela is the feminine version of Jameel/Jamil in Arabic. So her name basically means ‘beautiful, beautiful’ like literally. Random time over!

    • Christina says:

      Cool fact!! And it’s accurate. She is beautiful inside and out, so being named Beautiful Beauty is appropriate.

  12. EscapedConvent says:

    Yes, everyone does. That’s why they made Tiger’s Milk and protein bars. Doesn’t everyone have Twizzlers close at hand? And after nearly passing out from low blood sugar in a Kroger’s, I learned to carry a dozen doughnuts with me at all times.😉

    Random thoughts about Jameela: She’s fabulous and I love her. And her aqua gown—Wow! She’s elegant and hilarious all at once, and that is tricky.

  13. Jb says:

    Type 1 so I have to always have sugar on me but also love to snack so I’ll have starbursts, and hard candy for low moments and protein bars, nuts and cheese when I’m running errands and never get tempted to buy fast food or overpriced crap from vending machines. Saddest things about the wards shows was an article I read that said the amazing meals served are usually skipped by the big stars so they can walk the red carpet…what a waste

  14. TQB says:

    This is a thing that becomes a non-issue when you have little kids. If you don’t have snacks on you at all times, you’re f-ed.

  15. JV says:

    Love me some Jameela! Also love me some snacks.

  16. Valerie says:

    Honestly, no, but I don’t have medical conditions that require me to or kids 😀

  17. sammiches says:

    Jameela, she’s just like us®

  18. Stromba says:

    Recently I’ve started taking little applesauce pouches everywhere with me. They’re quick to eat and don’t make a mess, or any noise, contrary to many other options! And of course, they’re a lot healthier. I like the brand GoGo Squeez, in every flavor available under the sun. I know they’re supposed to be for kids, but why should they get all the fun? >:)

  19. Sarah says:

    Wow, I’m always amazed when I get out of my own circle and see what other people eat. There is a whole lot of processed food going on in your lives!! I sort of assumed all thinking-people gave up plastic-wrapped garbage food. Clearly not!