Demi Lovato shows no fear when she is rocking out on stage, but it doesn’t mean that her insecurities about her body don’t seep in from time to time.
The “Really Don’t Care” singer admitted in the new issue of Fitness that she was still struggling with bulimia nearly three years after entering treatment for the eating disorder. She told the magazine that boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama noticed and helped her through that bout of insecurities.
"It was difficult. I almost went back to rehab for my eating disorder last summer. I was obsessing over food and terrified of it at the same time," the former Disney star, 22, said. "Wilmer noticed and called me out on it, which was a relief. I was done being afraid of food and so tired of overeating and not knowing why I did it."
Lovato has been very open about her past issues.
"I had two choices: I could pretend it never happened, or I could tell people the truth," she said. "I was tired of hiding and relieved to know what was wrong with me so I could finally do something to get better.”
The “Neon Lights” singer has surrounded herself with positive and supportive people and said she is now comfortable with her Latina curves.
"I've learned to appreciate my body for what it is," she said. "I recently saw pictures from my first tour, and I spent that whole summer performing in the heat in a red leather jacket because I was ashamed to show my arms. And that was when I was 105 pounds! This tour, I've had the confidence to show my arms at every single concert. It may seem like a small thing, but for me, that's huge."
To other women struggling with self-image issues, Lovato said: “We all have problem areas. I'm always going to have thick thighs. I can't change that, and obsessing over it will only make me miserable. Learning to be grateful for our bodies and taking care of them are the best ways for us to empower ourselves physically, mentally, and spiritually.”