Demi Lovato has had an eating disorder from when she was a child. Growing up in a culture that not only promotes skinny body types but unemphatically criticizes other body types whilst dealing with bulimia on the side, Demi had very unstable weight with lots of fluctuations. But Demi claims that they now know better and has no issues with weight gain.
Demi Lovato has built a solid fanbase for themself from their Disney days of Barney and Friends to their Dancing with the Devil era.
With their insane vocals and their outspoken nature, Demi has captivated the attention of a large number of people. The Skyscraper singer has ridden the heights of fame on their talent and the not shying away from vulnerability.
Demi Lovato had an unconventional childhood where they started working from when they were very young in the entertainment industry - the industry of glitz and glamor which is extremely superficial and the perpetrator of very extreme standards of beauty.
Growing up in such an exploitative environment, Demi suffered from body image issues and got into substance abuse. They formed a very unhealthy relationship with food and their weight.
Demi Lovato's Weight Gain: What's the Tea?
Demi Lovato had a very difficult time in their entire life with respect to their image, self-esteem, and self-acceptance. The singer developed an eating disorder from a very young age.
They had started binge-eating and purging by the time they were nine. Aside from that, the Confident hitmaker had also struggled with substance abuse. Bulimia coupled with drug addiction has been responsible for Demi Lovato's unstable and frequently fluctuating weight.
Living with an eating disorder in a society that was very presumptuous and unempathetically unforgiving about people's weight, Demi struggled and scrambled to fit into the rigid beauty standards set for women when they did not know better.
The Heart Attack crooner faced a massive crisis in 2018 when they overdosed on opioids. They were rushed to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles where they spent two weeks recovering.
Delving into this issue, the Barney and Friends actor revealed that three months prior to the overdose, they had relapsed after about six years of sobriety because of the toll her struggle with bulimia took on them.
They divulged that they were extremely unhappy with the intense measures that their then manager, Phil McIntyre, took to control the food they ingested.
After recovering from that overdose, to deal with keeping her ever-changing weight within the ideal standards, Demi Lovato hit the gym multiple times a day. They used to eat meals and then go to work out.
Unhappy with that kind of pressure on her weight, in 2019, they took time away from their workout plan to reset.
In 2020, the songstress made her first public appearance after the overdose in the Grammys where they delivered a powerful and emotional rendition of her song Anyone, belting about confiding in alcohol and getting stuck in silence.
After returning to the spotlight, people started making loud observations about her weight. Nobody failed to notice that the Sober singer had gained weight.
On being asked about it in an interview, the vocal powerhouse said that they were aware that they had put on some weight.
And this is when we know that Demi Lovato had put their own spin on the narrative about their weight because they confessed that their weight gain which was being extensively talked about, had no problems with that and was not disappointed with that.
On the contrary, they were on learning to accept themselves the way they are with body positivity. The Sorry not sorry singer embraced their curves after gaining some pounds of weight.
Demi found happiness in the freedom that they found in not adapting to a specific type of body as conformed by society.
What Does Demi Lovato Have to Say About Weight Gain?
Having had their boy image and self-worth severely compromised with the beauty standards and diet culture, Demi Lovato found new strength after the fatal overdose in 2018.
What didn't kill them made them stronger and more vocal about the effects of impossible beauty standards on the self-worth of people and the mental stress it causes.
So, not a stranger to being in the news for their weight gain, Demi Lovato decided to get people to stop commenting on people's weight even positively. Well, Demi tried because no way people are suddenly going to not remark about other people's weight and live their own life.
On May 23, 2021, The Tell me you love me songstress took to Instagram Stories to tell people that weight loss necessarily need not be complimented.
The eating disorder survivor informed that people who are recovering from the disorder can be triggered even by the well-intentioned compliments about weight loss.