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Demi Lovato has once again bravely opened up about her eating disorder struggles – this time, giving fans more insight into how she deals with it on a daily basis.
The 28-year-old singer and actress – who recently caused controversy by complaining about her local frozen yogurt shop for seemingly promoting diet culture – shared a boomerang of a mug which reads, “I am worth it”, with a heart symbol, detailing the special meaning behind its design and message…
“This is the @neda symbol for eating disorder recovery. I painted this at @colormemine years ago,” Demi wrote on Instagram, referencing the heart, which is a symbol associated with the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA).
“Even though I was in the throes of my eating disorder, I still made this in hopes that I would truly believe it some day. I still struggle. Daily,” she continued.
“There are periods of time where I forget about my food struggles and other times it’s all I think about. Still. But that is what ED recovery looks like for some people and I still have hope that someday I won’t think about it anymore.
“For now my mug reminds me that I am worth it, and today I believe it.”
We will always applaud Demi – or anyone in the public eye, for that matter – for being so open about her struggles.
Demi Lovato has never been shy about opening up. Just last year, she went into a lot of detail about her history with bulimia when appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres show…
“My bulimia got really bad,” Demi said on the show last year.
“I asked for help, and I didn’t receive the help that I needed. So, I was stuck in this, like, unhappy position.
“Here I am sober, and I’m thinking to myself, ‘I’m six years sober, but I’m miserable. I’m even more miserable than when I was drinking. Why am I sober?'”
Demi then mentioned that she realized that her (now former) management team had a huge role to play in her mental health and struggles with addiction, and later commented that signing with Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, changed her life for the better!
Thank you Demi for once again being so open, and letting others who may be going through similar struggles know that they are not alone.