Demi Lovato Pledges To Stop ‘Food Shaming’ Herself In A Series Of Powerful Tweets

Demi Lovato has been open about her struggles with disordered eating in the past, revealing in her Simply Complicated documentary that she used to use food as “medicine” to combat loneliness.

In a series of tweets posted Friday (January 19), the “Sorry Not Sorry” singer revealed that despite her recovery, she still struggles with her body image and “food shaming.”

“Feeling gross today at a photo shoot,” she tweeted, “but I’m choosing to accept what I see because I love myself for who I am.”

“Your love and support gets me through moments like this,” she continued, turning the conversation back to her fans. “If you’re struggling as well, don’t forget… if I can do it, you can too!”

The pop princess then explained that she has gained “a couple [pounds],” but she is actively striving to stop punishing herself for what she eats.

“No longer depriving myself of treats (in moderation) and I’m not gonna lie, I put on a couple lbs since I’ve given up dieting BUT I’ve given up the chronic stress of what I eat because I don’t want to set that example for my fans,” Lovato tweeted. “No more food shaming myself!!”

Her tweets have garnered over 100,000 likes collectively, and her fans are flooding the comments with praise, many of them thanking her for inspiring them to continue their own fights with disordered eating and self-love.

“You have given me the strength to fight,” one fan replied.

“You inspire me to work on myself.”

“Your strength gets me through.”

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In being so open about her insecurities and struggles with accepting her body, Lovato is sending the message to her fans that recovery isn’t a process that happens overnight — and loving one’s body shouldn’t be dependent on how it might change in small ways from day-to-day.

“I’m letting go of my perfectionism and embracing freedom from self criticism,” Lovato wrote in an Instagram earlier this month. “Learning to love my body the way it is is challenging but life changing. Giving up my eating disorder has been the most challenging journey of my life but I work every day towards solid recovery even if I mess up sometimes. Thank you God for this new chapter in my life.”

 

 

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