With the premiere of her own sitcom Sam & Cat premiering recently and her debut album dropping in August, the sky seems to be the limit for teen star Ariana Grande!
But when people began noticing that she was getting thinner, rumors began swirling that she might have an eating disorder.
"I don’t usually like to address rumors but I felt like since some of you are worrying about me that I should take the time to write you all a little note to address this whole “eating disorder thing”. First of all, thank you very much for being concerned about me but it’s getting a bit blown out of proportion so that’s why I chose to write this.
Yes, I lost a bit of weight last year. It’s because I stopped eating junk food and started making healthy choices. I was happy with the way I was before and I’m still happy now! Just healthier! To be honest I never really looked at myself too long in the mirror when I was younger, I just didn’t care. (Which is why some of my red carpet photos are so mortifying). But the lifestyle change I chose to make last August is not and was never about being skinnier. I just wasn’t taking care of myself at all. I was making really poor choices. This is about making sure the foods you put in your body will nourish you and be put to good use. The reason why I lost as much weight as I did is because I used to live on junk food. Like around the clock. So I drastically changed my eating habits, started exercising daily and I’m all around a healthier me. I’m eating as much as I was before just the content has changed. And the way I’m eating now actually helped even out my blood sugar. As some of you guys may know I’ve struggled with awful hypoglycemia for my whole life and it’s improved a ton since I changed my eating habits. Also, I’ve been coming up with these really fun, healthy, completely organic homemade snack recipes after work. I’ll share some of them on Tumblr soon."
Just because someone has lost a little bit of weight does NOT mean that they have an eating disorder!
There's nothing wrong with wanting to live a healthier lifestyle and watching what you eat, and we're definitely glad to hear that Ariana is doing it the right way!
Hopefully the rising starlet can continue to be a role model and set an example for young women by showing that there are healthier ways to lose weight!
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