I think we can all agree that in the early stages of the worldwide pandemic and subsequent quarantine, our waistlines might have grown a few inches and our healthy eating habits may have fallen off track.
It’s natural after all. I mean what are we supposed to do while locked up in our homes.
Camila has felt the effects of stress eating firsthand and recently opened up to Glamour about it.
They have each other’s backs
The “Havana” singer graces the cover of the magazine’s first-ever global edition.
Since Covid-19 restrictions have lifted, the songstress’ career has been full-steam ahead. In the past three months alone, she’s released a movie, attended the Met Gala, performed at the MTV Video Music Awards and New York’s Global Citizen Festival.
Safe to say, she’s booked and busy, which doesn’t help her anxiety and body image.
The Miami native opened up about how her boyfriend has played a huge role in allowing her to be vulnerable with her anxiety and served as a support system when it comes to toxicity on social media.
Camila explained she and Shawn have built trust by being super honest with each other.
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“For better, for worse, we’re very transparent with each other. I think that’s why we can trust each other so much, because it’s a very 3D human relationship. I’ll be venting or ranting about something, and he’ll be like, ‘Have you talked to X about it?’ And I’ll be like, ‘No. I’ve got to do a session.’ And he’ll do the same thing to me,” the singer admitted. “I think even just the language of being like, ‘Hey, I’m sorry that I’ve been distant with you or snappy with you.
I’m just struggling and I’m feeling kind of anxious.’ That level of transparency really helps a lot.”
Shawn feels patience is one thing that is key to their strong bond.
The “Summer of Love” singer said, “Camila and I give each other an extreme amount of patience and understanding. I think the truth is that when you’re struggling with mental health, it turns you sometimes into the version of yourself that you don’t like to be—and kind of loving and accepting your person through that, and being there for them through that, is life-changing. We give each other so much space and understanding and patience.”
Another aspect of their relationship that has proven to be impactful, open communication.
This is exceptionally important for Camila when she begins to stress eat.
“I have this pattern of eating a lot when I’m anxious or uncomfortable,” she shared. “It’s a comfort thing for me. I’ll just kind of become unconscious and zombie-eat a lot, and then I’ll feel sick.”
Camila continued, “At the VMAs party, I was like, ‘I’m doing it.’ And he was like, ‘It’s okay. You’re doing it. That’s okay. Let’s just take a breath and not do that,’” she recalled. “It’s really good for me to be able to talk about my patterns with someone.”