Demi Lovato has never been shy about sharing her struggles with body image, but the singer says her recent weight loss has left her full of “peace, serenity, joy, and love.” In a March 1 Instagram video, Lovato revealed that she’d “accidentally lost weight,” but unlike in the past, shedding the pounds was actually the result of better mental and physical health than she’d experienced recently. Read on to discover how she shed the weight, and if you want to shed a few pounds in a healthy way, check out these 15 Underrated Weight Loss Tips That Actually Work.
While Demi Lovato says that her recent weight loss is the result of getting to a healthier place mentally, she admits that her relationship with food and exercise have not always been healthy.
On a Feb. 2020 episode of model Ashley Graham’s “Pretty Big Deal” podcast, Lovato admitted that she would frequently hit the gym multiple times a day. “I’d eat a meal, go work out,” said Lovato. “That’s not happiness to me. That’s not freedom.”
To help get herself into a healthier place with exercise, Lovato revealed that, in 2019, she’d taken time away from her workout plan to reset. “Embracing my body as it is naturally is why I took the month of October off the gym,” she explained during the 2019 Teen Vogue Summit.
Lovato admitted in 2020 that she’d recently fired members of her team after she felt they were putting too much pressure on her to eat and look a certain way.
“If I was in my hotel room at night, they would take the phone out of the hotel room so I couldn’t call room service. Or if there was fruit in my room, they took it out because that’s extra sugar,” Lovato told Ellen DeGeneres during a March 2020 interview. “It becomes dangerous to try to control someone’s food when they’re in recovery from an eating disorder.”
Though Lovato has been open about struggling with eating disorders in the past, she says that her new weight loss is the result of her being healthier. “I don’t count calories anymore. I don’t over-exercise anymore. I don’t restrict or purge. And I especially…don’t live my life [according] to the diet culture…and I’ve actually lost weight,” she captioned her Instagram video. And if you want to make this your healthiest year yet, check out the Best Ways to Stay Fit in 2021, According to Celeb Trainers.
Lovato explained that there’s been a shift in her life for which she’s feeling profound gratitude. “I feel full. Not of food, but of divine wisdom and cosmic guidance, peace, serenity, joy, and love,” she wrote. And for more celebrity weight loss news, Andra Day Shares How She Lost 40 Pounds to Play Billie Holiday.