Demi Lovato Opens Up About Eating Disorder

Demi Lovato Opens Up About Eating Disorder

Demi Lovato is Seventeen‘s newest contributing editor and for her first assignment, she’s hoping to help teens who might be in the same situation she was once in.

Here’s what the 18-year-old starlet had to share:

On her message to teenage girls: “If you are going through that dark period, go to your family and closest friends. Don’t put yourself in danger. It’s very crucial that you get your feelings out – but don’t ever inflict harm on your own body because your body is so sacred. I wish I could tell every young girl with an eating disorder, or who has harmed herself in any way, that she’s worthy of life and that her life has meaning. You can overcome and get through anything.”

On temptations to go back to her old habits: “Yes, there have been times when I definitely have been tempted to get rid of my dinner. But I will deal with it for the rest of my life because it’s a life-long disease. I don’t think there’s going to be a day when I don’t think about food or my body, but I’m living with it, and I wish I could tell young girls to find their safe place and stay with it.”

On how she keeps herself in a safe place: “I don’t let anyone’s insecurities, emotions, or opinions bother me. I know that if I am happy, that’s all that matters to me. And it’s okay to be selfish like that sometimes, when it comes to your well-being. Do what makes you happy, and don’t care what others think.”

On how she defines her personality after leaving treatment: “I don’t really define it by anything. I live my life every day, and if I feel like wearing combat boots one day and shoes the next, I will. I allow myself a lot of freedom and I’m very peaceful now. I have come to realize that just making yourself happy is most important. Never be ashamed of what you feel. You have the right to feel any emotion that you want, and to do what makes you happy. That’s my life motto.”

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#1
anonymous @ 10:34 am on 04/09/2011

AW!! this just makes me think about how much she went through that it took a final toll to her health! im glad she put herself first and go better! :) go demi! i cannot wait for her new album!! :)

#2
blah @ 10:36 am on 04/09/2011

I still think she’s a drama queen

#3
anonymous @ 10:38 am on 04/09/2011

AW!! this just makes me think about how much she went through that it took a final toll to her health! im glad she put herself first and got better! :) go demi! i cannot wait for her new album!! :)

#4
bella @ 10:40 am on 04/09/2011

hola ,soy latinoamericana ,eso es genial ,voy a tener que ponerme en contacto lo más rápido posible ,espero que demi responda a mi pregunta ,la adoro y ademas vi el video que linda esta ,super gracias seventeen omg aun no lo puedo creer ,como editora ,gracias gracias ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

#5
Tim @ 10:40 am on 04/09/2011

Thank You Demi!! You are really amazing!!!
You are an exemple for all of us!!
Can’t wait for her new album!!!! :D

#6
ma @ 11:18 am on 04/09/2011

my inspiration!

#7
Jocasta @ 11:37 am on 04/09/2011

WOW! this is wonderful and will help many people, she is an inspiration to all!

#8
hetevbh @ 11:38 am on 04/09/2011

love her

#9
Emma @ 11:38 am on 04/09/2011

She’s right, thank you Demi

#10
xoxoJanexoxo @ 11:40 am on 04/09/2011

♥

#11
dude @ 11:43 am on 04/09/2011

good for you, demi.

#12
Talula @ 11:44 am on 04/09/2011

very good, it’s wonderful now understand things that previously I did not understand!

#13
Vanessa @ 11:46 am on 04/09/2011

Demi is UNBELIVEBLE! this will help thanks Demi!

#14
kerri @ 11:49 am on 04/09/2011

She is a sweetie. She has overcome alot for an 18 year old. Wishing you the best girl. God has blessed you with an amazing voice.;

#15
Meriane @ 11:49 am on 04/09/2011

This attitude will help a lot of girls, Demi will also learn muchk

#16
Isabela @ 11:53 am on 04/09/2011

Demi has helped me, thanks!

#17
Alice @ 11:54 am on 04/09/2011

this is very enlightening!

#18
Olivia @ 11:57 am on 04/09/2011

Demi write very well and will help me a lot

#19
Paris @ 11:59 am on 04/09/2011

so good I’ve ever read because it will help a lot!

#20
Natalie @ 12:01 pm on 04/09/2011

is a charming text

#21
Rebecca @ 12:07 pm on 04/09/2011

Demi is using her experiences to help people and it’s beautiful

#22
Julia @ 12:08 pm on 04/09/2011

Demi is using her experiences to help people and it’s beautiful!!

#23
Rebeca @ 12:09 pm on 04/09/2011

INCREDIBLE!

#24
Claire @ 12:13 pm on 04/09/2011

girls were in need of something, it’s easy to hear from someone who admired! this will help a lot!

#25
Brenda @ 12:16 pm on 04/09/2011

finally one thing that will really help, I love Demi!

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