Demi Lovato Reveals She Was “Born” With An Eating Disorder

Ever since Demi Lovato first revealed her struggle with food over a year ago, she’s continued to speak candidly about her battle with an eating disorder. And in a recent interview, the former Disney darling divulged even more into her troubled past.

“I think I was born with an eating disorder, because I’ve never had a relationship with food that was normal,” said Demi. “I started overeating when I was about 8; I was a binge eater.”

But after being bullied in school over her weight, Demi went from overeating to eating nothing at all.

“When I turned 12 I was bullied in school and they called me fat. I want from being an overeater to stopping eating and I lost about 30 lbs. From then on, I continued undereating, but my weight plateaued. [Then] I started throwing up to lose weight.”

Although Demi has since sought treatment for her personal struggles, she does admit that the road to recovery is one that she’ll be on for the rest of her life.

“There’s definitely a temptation– every meal I fight it. It’s an addiction and I’m going to have to fight it for the rest of my life. There’s no cure and I may mess up, but I want to be a better role model for my fans and my younger sister.”

Photos by Adriana M. Barraza/WENN




  1. YAYI says

    OMG! can she shut up with this already?! We get it Demi, you had issues and everyone is cheering for you to get better also is great that you are sharing with other young woman who might be going thru the same, but it’s been a while and you should focus on your carrer and getting better. She share all she wanted to share now is time to move on girl.

  2. Devon says

    She’s become more famous for her “disorders” than for having any discernible talent.

  3. says

    I don’t mean to be mean, but if you want to be a better role model to your younger sister than you need to lose the piercing’s, dye your hair back to your original color, and don’t dress to much.