Celebrities who have struggled with eating disorders
Demi Lovato asks fans to stop complimenting their weight loss
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Eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia are equally as detrimental to the mind as they are to the body, and they can lead to extremely serious health issues for the rest of your life. It may not be obvious when a person is struggling with an eating disorder (ED), especially as the annual numbers continuously prove that the issue is more common than one might think.
The pressure to have the perfect body has led some celebrities to suffer these eating disorders, with some cases becoming so serious that they actually had to be hospitalized. Demi Lovato has bravely spoken out about their struggles with eating disorders and mental illness in the past, revealing in May 2021 that they still struggle daily. The singer also recently reminded their followers on social media that complimenting someone on their weight loss can be harmful if they've had an ED. "If you don't know someone's history with food, please don't comment on their body. Because even if your intention is pure, it might leave that person awake at 2 a.m. overthinking that statement," they wrote.
Lovato added that the praise can "sometimes" feel great, but "only to the loud a** eating disorder voice inside my head that says, 'See, people like a thinner you' or 'If you eat less you'll lose even more weight.'"
They concluded their post by adding, "Moral of the story, I am more than the shell for my soul that is my body and every day I fight to remind myself of that, so I'm asking you to please not remind me that that is all people see of me sometimes."
Click through the gallery to see which celebs have opened up about their experiences with eating disorders.
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