GREAT MESSAGE FOR WOMEN AND YOUNG GIRLS OF ALL AGES
Demi Lovato continues to act as an advocate in promoting body positivity. Last week, the “Tell Me You Love Me” singer posted a series of photos and videos on her Instagram story. She is pointing out her “flaws” — stretch marks, cellulite and lack of thigh gap repeatedly in her messages: but she says, “yet I still love myself.” In an exclusive interview with E! News, Lovato talked about why she is broadcasting her imperfections, and where her mindset is now regarding her body’s appearance and health.Demi Lavato stated, “I started comparing myself to these Instagram models,” Lovato told E! “I just thought to myself ‘someone needs to show my fans, and anybody that’s looking at my account, that what you see isn’t always what’s real.’ And so I decided to embrace my flaws — and I don’t even like to call them flaws, it’s just a part of who I am — and show the world that I’m imperfect, but that’s what makes me beautiful.”
Lovato has been struggling with eating disorders and self harm for years. The former Disney star told E! that she no longer diets. Instead, she enlists the assistance of personal trainers and a meal-planning nutritionist while she’s touring on the road to keep herself healthy without being overly restrictive. She sees no harm in indulging with a brownie, cookie or SusieCake from time to time which are her favorite.
Words of wisdom from Demi Lovato for those who aren’t feeling as confident. “What I would say to somebody that’s struggling right now is try to find the gratitude,” Lovato said. “It’s so important that you try to find gratitude in your life, and focus on the positive things. And when you’re able to do that or you’re able to help others, you’re able to get outside of yourself and you’re able to look at your life from a different perspective. Sometimes it’s really challenging, and it’s really difficult, but it’s something that helps me every day, and so far it’s worked.”
Watch Lovato’s interview below.