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.”
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