It's so sad to think that Demi Lovato has been dealing with these body issues since she was just a little kid, but since that can only mean SO MANY other little girls are too, we're glad she is opening up about them.
During MTV's Demi Lovato: Stay Strong, the actress and singer revealed that she began considering herself "fat" at just 4-years-old, admitting:
“When I was four years old, I remember looking in the mirror and running my fingers over my stomach and thinking I was fat."
Ugh! No child should EVER feel like that. It's such a shame that our society has pressured young and innocent minds into being so negative about their own body image. Fortunately, the Skyscraper singer finally got the help she needed in rehab last year, but still considers herself a work in progress, explaining:
“People think you’re like a car in a body shop. You go in, they fix you and you’re out. It doesn’t work like that. It takes constant fixing.”
For example, she shared that she had trouble digesting her Thanksgiving dinner shortly after being released from rehab. However, her stomach wasn't the problem — it was her mind! The Disney star told the cameras that she felt guilty after eating so much, saying:
“I think the thought of all the food I ate on Thanksgiving was still in my head. I didn’t think that I was going to make it the whole day without throwing up.”
Like others suffering from her condition, Demi has a long road ahead of her, but we totally believe in her and hope U do too!
If you're ever feeling similar symptoms and think for one second that it might be because of an eating disorder, take Demi's lead and PLEASE get help!
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