Demi Lovato Opens Up About New Chapter Without ‘Crazy Diets’ Alongside Unedited Pic

"I'm proud to own a body that has fought through so much"

Demi Lovato has opened about how diet culture and pressure to be thin affected her over the years.

The star posted an unedited pic of herself coming out of the pool in a bikini and admitted she would have previously edited these types of photos.

“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,” she wrote as the caption.

She added that she wants to start a point in her life where she can be more body confident.

“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.”

 

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Demi has battled with depression and bipolar disorder among other mental health issues. She went on to say that she wanted to start appreciating her body for what it can do rather than how it looks.

“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.”

The 27-year-old spoke about the struggles she previously faced when it came to her weight and body image.

“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.”

“I love me. And you should love you too!” she added, “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.”

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