Demi Lovato opens up on her eating disorder recovery: 'I still struggle. Daily.'
Demi Lovato shared with fans on Wednesday the small token she uses to keep herself motivated as she continues to recover from an eating disorder.
The “I Love Me” singer, who has remained upfront about her struggle with bulimia, took to Instagram to show the special mug she uses daily.
The pink mug bears the message “I am worth it” written in black ink and and has a symbol painted on it that reminds her she is not alone.
“This is the @neda symbol for eating disorder recovery,” the 28-year-old singer explained in the boomerang video of her inspirational mug, referring to The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA). “I painted this at @colormemine years ago.. even though I was in the throes of my eating disorder, I still made this in hopes that I would truly believe it some day.”
The singer admitted that her recovery is still ongoing: “I still struggle. Daily.”
“There are periods of time where I forget about my food struggles and other times it’s all I think about. Still,” the Grammy nominee explained. “But that is what ED recovery looks like for some people and I still have hope that someday I won’t think about it anymore.”
Until that day comes, she has her mug to keep her centered.
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“For now my mug reminds me that I am worth it, and today I believe it,” she said.
NEDA praised the singer for her open and vulnerable post by applauding in the comment section: “Thank you Demi for being open and honest about your ongoing struggle. ED recovery is not linear and this post is an important reminder to take it one day at a time.”
If you or someone you know is battling an eating disorder, contact the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) at 1-800-931-2237 or NationalEatingDisorders.org.
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