DEMI LOVATO recently wrote a blog to reach out to people struggling with eating disorders, Hollywood news has learned. And her most important piece of advice is: “speak up and seek professional help.”
Fresh from waging war against the Disney Channel for making a joke about eating disorders in one of its shows, Demi came out with a blog on Seventeen magazine’s website entitled “My Battle With Eating Disorders,” in which she talks about her own struggles with the disease and offers sound advice to others who are going through it as well.
Demi started off by giving a short background on how her problem with bulimia started. She wrote:
“I started compulsively overeating at a very young age. And then I almost stopped eating altogether at the age of 12, after being harassed by kids at school, for being “fat”.”
Then, after giving a lengthy explanation about what eating disorders really are and how they are developed, Demi added:
“I’m so proud of my partnership with the Jed Foundation for the Love Is Louder Than the Pressure To Be Perfect Campaign. Through the campaign we encourage everyone to love who they are and embrace the so-called “flaws” that actually make each of us unique.”
The “Skyscraper” singer then offered some advice:
“If you or someone you know if suffering from an eating disorder, it’s important to speak up and seek professional help. There are a lot of great websites out there with tips on how to deal, and more information about the disease. A great one that I recommend is The National Eating Disorders Association.”
Demi, who has become something of a shining role model and inspiration for girls (and maybe even boys) out there who are suffering from eating disorders, wrote:
“My eating disorder will continue to affect me for the rest of my life, but I’m proud to say that I got the help I needed, and am now the happiest and healthiest I have ever been!”
The former Disney star ended the blog with:
“You can get help, and you can feel better.
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