In a recent interview with Glam Belleza Latina Magazine, Demi Lovato was asked if social media had a negative effect on her, since a recent “Glamour” study showed that women feel worse about their bodies today than the women of 30 years ago felt.
Here’s what Demi had to say,
Social media started impacting my life when I was about 14 years old. I would check it obsessively, reading comments and wondering if people noticed that I’d gained or lost weight. I allowed social media to define what I thought of my body. And now I realize that no matter how thin you are, someone will call you fat. No matter how beautiful you are, someone will call you ugly. But you can’t spend your time worrying about that. You’re just not going to please the world.
When Demi was 18 years-old, she revealed that she was struggling with anorexia and bulimia.
Here’s what she had to say when asked how she manages today,
It’s very easy for my old eating habits to kick in, so I follow a pretty strict routine. I don’t like to call it a diet, because for me it’s medicine. I have a nutritionist who sends me meals wherever I am on the road. This makes everything super simple.
Demi recently spoke to the US Congress about mental health reform, here’s what she said about why being an advocacy for mental health is so important to her,
It gets me outside of my head and gives me a sense of joy. I’m also very passionate about charity because it helps people who don’t’ have as loud of a voice as I do. Performing is my passion. But it’s not gonna change the world. That’s why I give back.
It’s great to see how Demi Lovato has changed her life in such a positive way the past few years!