Demi Lovato Says She Quit Dieting: 'I Gained a Little Weight but I’m Happier' https://t.co/jUdWoOuzUk— People (@people) February 14, 2018
Demi Lovato admits that she’s become a much “happier” person since she stopped dieting.
“I stopped dieting and have gained a little weight so it’s been a struggle but at the same time, I'm happier,” the 25-year-old singer tells People. “Because I’m not restricting myself from certain foods and I’m no longer food shaming myself.”
Lovato goes on to criticize American culture for becoming diet-obsessed, noting, “Every commercial on TV is either about a weight loss pill or piece of fitness equipment or it’s all food-based.”
She adds, “As someone recovering from a food disorder, it’s something that I want to put out there that you don’t have to diet in order to be happy. I don’t think I’ve heard that message out there in the public and of course, it’s important to be healthy and everything in moderation is fine.”
So, I’m insecure about my legs in this picture but I’m posting it because I look so happy and this year I’ve decided I’m letting go of my perfectionism and embracing freedom from self criticism. Learning to love my body the way it is is challenging but life changing. Giving up my eating disorder has been the most challenging journey of my life but I work every day towards solid recovery even if I mess up sometimes. Today I’m feeling strong. You all can do it too. It IS possible. Thank you God for this new chapter in my life. #EDrecovery #happyAF