- Demi Lovato says people should stop complaining about weight loss.
- The singer said it may be activating for those recovering from eating disorders.
- Lovato has been open about his struggles with orthorexia and bulimia in the past.
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Demi Lovato calls on people to stop complimenting her
because it can be harmful for those who struggle with messy food.
Personally, Lovato said, every day they struggle to remember that they are bigger than their body, which is hard to do when they receive compliments to look leaner.
“Idk who needs to hear this but complimenting someone for their weight loss can be as harmful as complimenting someone for their weight gain rather than talking to someone recovering from an eating disorder,” she wrote. singer in her Instagram story on May 23rd.
Lovato, which said recently that they were not binary and use they pronouns, he continued, “If you don’t know someone’s story with food, please don’t comment on their body. Because even if your intention is pure, you could leave that person awake at 2 o’clock in the morning by rethinking that statement.”
Lovato, 28, said he can sometimes feel good about receiving those comments, but “just for the absurd ass that eats the voice in my head” telling him they’re nicer when they’re thinner and have to eat less to lose more weight.
Getting compliments for losing weight can leave you wondering what people thought of your body before, Lovato said.
“Moral of the story: I’m more than the shell for my soul that’s my body and every day they beat me to remind me of that, so I ask you please don’t remind me that this is what all people see of me some again, ”they wrote.
Lovato was frank about his past experience with eating disorders and earlier this year he got into a dispute with frozen yogurt on their “diet foods,” as Insider’s Callie Ahlgrim said.
In 2018, Lovato told Insider that struggling with messy eating is “an everyday thing,” and they first he struggled with orthorexia and bulimia.