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Demi Lovato Gets Candid about 'Extreme Dieting' and Near Fatal Overdose

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By Reed Chelcie

We all know Demi Lovato as an incredibly gifted actor and a badass singer. But what makes her a real badass is her fierce honesty and ability to fearlessly do something people of her stature aren’t supposed to do — tell the bitter truth.

The ‘Sorry not sorry’ singer has always been an open book when it comes to health issues most pop stars would rather keep under wraps, from her struggle with being bipolar, addiction, and to her nearly fatal overdose.

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Demi’s Two Cents on Her Food Disorder

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Speaking to Ashley Graham on a podcast recently, Demi Lovato went all-in on her struggle with an eating disorder. She revealed that her struggles with the disorder were the catalyst behind the 2018 drug overdose that had her hospitalized and her recent relapse.

She says that although she’s on top of her drug addiction, her eating disorder remains an everyday struggle. Demi says she thought she was recovering when in reality, she was sinking deeper due to extreme dieting and workouts.

Tired of Living a Lie

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The 27-year-old singer said that she has not been overworking her body in the gym willingly, but due to the pressure she gets when people around her tell her to look a certain way. She admits that this pressure had her staying in the gym six days a week and working out three times a day.

It was so bad that she would even take her business meetings at the gym. However, Demi told Ashley she is no longer about that life.

Telling it as it is!

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As mentioned earlier, Demi Lovato’s struggles with various health issues aren’t a new thing. However, what makes her stand out is her transparency. Instead of portraying a picture of perfection, the former Disney star has always been open about her struggles.

For instance, she revealed that her food disorder struggles began when she was nine. She also adds that other than being genetic, her battle with alcoholism and drug addiction was as a result of being bullied at school.

Why Her Honesty Looks Good on the World

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During the Podcast, Demi also raised awareness about recovery, saying that it is not a straight line. She also added that like anyone else, she has difficult days.

Demi Lovato's transparency with such issues is a great thing. It proves they are part of life, and they can affect anyone regardless of stature. Her journey with alcohol and food addiction is enough proof that recovery from any disorder or addiction doesn't come from treatment centers, but is more of a mindset thing.

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