During an appearance on the podcast Pretty Big Deal with Ashley Graham, Demi Lovato got real about her battle with her eating disorder and her journey to embracing herself.
Lovato, 25, explained how she wrongly thought she was in recovery from an eating disorder when she became fixated on “extreme dieting” and over-exercising. “I thought the past few years was recovery from an eating disorder, when it actually was just completely falling into it,” she said in the interview. “Maybe my symptoms weren’t as obvious as before, but it was definitely an eating issue.” Lovato says she worked out three times a day and wished someone had been there to tell her to slow down.
Lovato was treated for bulimia in 2010 and said in 2014 that she nearly returned to rehab for eating issues. Lovato said she thought she was helping her recovery from an eating disorder and substance abuse issues by throwing herself into workouts.