Demi Lovato preaches self love, body positivity with glittering stretch marks; opens up about eating disorder recovery – more lifestyle
Popstar Demi Lovato has at all times been very open about her battle with an eating disorder, overdose and consequent recovery, and the 27-yr-outdated not too long ago opened up about the identical and celebrated her stretchmarks, urging her followers to simply accept themselves as they’re. In an Instagram put up, the Sorry Not Sorry singer shared photos of herself in a swimsuit, with liquid glitter painted onto her stretchmarks, she wrote, “I used to genuinely believe recovery from an eating disorder wasn’t real. That everyone was faking or secretly relapsing behind closed doors. “Surely she throws up here and there”, “she can’t POSSIBLY accept her cellulite”… these we’re just some of the issues that I used to inform myself rising up. I’m so grateful that I can truthfully say for the primary time in my life – my dietitian checked out me and stated “This is what eating disorder recovery looks like.” In honor of my gratitude for the place I’m in as we speak, this was a lil shoot I did on my own in quarantine this summer time once I needed to rejoice my stretch marks as a substitute of being ashamed of them. I began carrying precise glitter paint on my stretch marks to rejoice my body and all of it’s options (whether or not society views them nearly as good OR dangerous) My stretch marks aren’t going away so may as properly throw a lil glitter on em’ amiright? (sic)”
She went on to induce her followers to place confidence in themselves, “Also let this be a reminder to anyone who doesn’t think it’s possible: IT ACTUALLY IS YOU CAN DO IT. I BELIEVE IN YOU. This year was tough.. be gentle on yourself if you slip up and remember to get right back on track because you’re WORTH THE MIRACLE OF RECOVERY I LOVE YOU (last pics without sparkle edits – Instagram vs reality type shit you kno?)”.
Demi had appeared on The Ellen Show and shared with host Ellen DeGeneres about her battle with eating problems that led to her drug overdose in 2018, feeling managed by her group and for eating watermelon cake with fats-free whipped cream for her birthday as a substitute of cake to regulate her sugar consumption. She had stated, “I lived a life for the past six years that I felt like wasn’t my own. Because I struggled really hard with an eating disorder, yes, and that was my primary problem and then it turned into other things, but my life, I just felt was — I hate to use this word, but I felt like it was controlled by so many people around me.”
She shared about her meals consumption being monitored, “I think at some point it becomes dangerous to try to control someone’s food when they’re in recovery from an eating disorder,” this led to her situation worsening and she or he “asked for help and I didn’t receive the help that I needed …. So I was stuck in this unhappy position and here I am sober and I’m thinking to myself, ‘I’m six years sober but I’m miserable. I’m even more miserable than I was when I was drinking. Why am I sober?’”
The former Disney star went on so as to add that she “felt completely abandoned”, which led her to start out ingesting once more and three months later she was within the hospital after overdosing. She stated, “Ultimately, I made the decisions that got me to where I am today, it was my actions that put me in the position that I’m in,” Lovato concluded. “I think it’s important that I sit here on this stage and tell you at home, or you in the audience, or you right here that if you do go through this, you yourself can get through it, you can get to the other side … As long as you take the responsibility, you can move past it and learn to love yourself the way you deserve to be loved.”
In September of final yr, Lovato shared an unedited picture of herself flaunting her cellulite, she wrote, “This is my biggest fear. A photo of me in a bikini unedited. And guess what, it’s CELLULIT!!!! I’m just literally sooooo tired of being ashamed of my body, editing it (yes the other bikini pics were edited – and I hate that I did that but it’s the truth) so that others think I’m THEIR idea of what beautiful is, but it’s just not me. This is what I got. I want this new chapter in my life to be about being authentic to who I am rather than trying to meet someone else’s standards. So here’s me, unashamed, unafraid and proud to own a body that has fought through so much and will continue to amaze me when I hopefully give birth one day. It’s such a great feeling to be back in tv/film while not stressing myself with a strenuous workout schedule before 14 hour days, or depriving myself from a real birthday cake rather than opting for watermelon & whip cream with candles because I was terrified of REAL cake and was miserable on some crazy diet shit. Anyway, here’s me, RAW, REAL! And I love me. And you should love you too! Now back to the studio.. I’m working on an anthem.. also. Just so everyone’s clear.. I’m not stoked on my appearance BUT I am appreciative of it and sometimes that’s the best I can do. I hope to inspire someone to appreciate their body today too.(sic)”