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Demi Lovato is opening up about her eating disorder and how far she has come in her recovery.
The Confident singer, who has always been open with fans about her struggles, took to Instagram to celebrate her body – stretch marks and all!
“I used to genuinely believe recovery from an eating disorder wasn’t real,” Lovato captioned a close-up shot of her stretch marks. “That everyone was faking or secretly relapsing behind closed doors.”
“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,” Lovato told fans in the candid post. “In honor of my gratitude for the place I’m in today, this was a lil shoot I did by myself in quarantine this summer when I wanted to celebrate my stretch marks instead of being ashamed of them. I started wearing actual glitter paint on my stretch marks to celebrate my body and all of it’s 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?”
“Also let this be a reminder to anyone who doesn’t think it’s possible: IT ACTUALLY IS,” the Sober star encouraged those dealing with similar issues. “YOU CAN DO IT. I BELIEVE IN YOU. This year was tough.. be gentle on yourself if you slip up and remember to get right back on track because you’re WORTH THE MIRACLE OF RECOVERY.”