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Demi Lovato celebrates eating disorder recovery by showing off her stretch marks


Demi Lovato is not sorry for loving her body. 

Recently, the “Sorry Not Sorry” songstress took to social media to celebrate the skin she’s in and a major milestone in her eating disorder recovery. Alongside a series of edited and unedited photos showing off her stretch marks — which have been adorned with glitter — Demi reflected on her journey to self-love and shared an encouraging word with fans. 

“I used to genuinely believe recovery from an eating disorder wasn’t real. That everyone was faking or secretly relapsing behind closed doors. ‘Surely she throws up here and there’, ‘she can’t POSSIBLY accept her cellulite’… those we’re just a few of the things that I used to tell myself growing up,” Demi began. “I’m so grateful that I can honestly say for the first time in my life – my dietitian looked at me and said ‘This is what eating disorder recovery looks like.'”

Explaining why she chose to highlight her stretch marks, she shared that she wanted to “celebrate” them “instead of being ashamed of them.”

“I started wearing actual glitter paint on my stretch marks to celebrate my body and all of its features (whether society views them as good OR bad) My stretch marks aren’t going away so might as well throw a lil glitter on em’ amiright?,” she wrote. 

The powerhouse singer ended the caption with a reminder to fans that recovery is possible, even when it seems like it isn’t. 

Demi’s been very open about her struggles. While appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2018, she revealed that her eating disorder partially triggered her 2018 overdose. 

“… I struggled really hard with an eating disorder, yes, and that was my primary problem and then it turned into other things,” she explained.

By Danielle Long
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