Hoping to provide some insight and inspiration to fellow teenage girls, Demi Lovato opened up about her personal struggle with an eating disorder.
The new “Seventeen” magazine contributing editor offered this to readers, “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.”
Revealing the constant temptation to fall back on old habits, she told, “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.”
Demi also disclosed the steps she takes to keep herself safe, saying, “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.”
Still easing back into the public eye following her rehabilitation efforts, Demi Lovato was spotted arriving at LAX airport in Los Angeles on Friday (April 1).
The “Camp Rock” cutie got the assistance of a police escort as she passed by a pack of awaiting photographers upon touching down in Tinseltown.
The travels come as Miss Lovato is getting even further back into the swing of things with a forthcoming appearance on “Good Morning America.”
The singer tweeted about the appearance on Thursday night (March 31), but didn’t say too much about what it would entail, as she wrote, “Everyone follow @RobinRoberts such a genuine and talented STRONG woman. Someone I definitely admire and look up to! @RobinRoberts thank you SO much for helping me tell my story today. Today was really special for me. Thank you. God bless!”
The “GMA” host had equally kind words for Lovato, as she tweeted back, “As soon as we have an exact air date will let u know. Will give u plenty of notice. Demi is devoted to her fans. Demi’s intvw will air on @GMA and 20/20 in couple of weeks. Will let u know. She truly touched me today. Very open, wonderful.”
Demi has slowly been returning to the public eye since leaving a rehab facility in January, where she received treatment for “emotional and physical issues she has dealt with for some time.”
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