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Demi Lovato reveals she still struggles with eating disorder daily as she explains frozen yoghurt shop row


Demi Lovato admitted that her eating disorder is a daily struggle (Pictures: @ddlovato/ People / Getty)

Demi Lovato has revealed she still finds it hard battling her eating disorder every day as she explained why she called out a frozen yoghurt shop on social media. 

The Confident star, 28, had divided fans after she called out a frozen yoghurt shop in Los Angeles for their diet messaging, with some – including Piers Morgan – claiming she was shouldn’t have named the business. 

Demi explained the reasoning behind her actions, admitting on Instagram: ‘When I messaged this froyo place, originally I wanted to make a point, and I wanted to call out behaviours or branding things that didn’t sit right with me.

‘As someone who deals with an eating disorder and is in recovery from an eating disorder, I still to this day have a hard time walking into a froyo shop, ordering yogurt and being content with it and keeping it down.

‘I know that seems like not a huge deal to a lot of people, but to me it is.’

Demi revealed that it ‘wasn’t clear’ to her that all of the ‘diet’ foods on offer in the shop were ‘for specific health needs’ rather than just weigh loss, adding: ‘I didn’t know that.

The singer had called out the diet products at a frozen yoghurt place (Picture: Rich Fury/Getty Images for OBB Media)

‘Because it wasn’t clear, I definitely jumped to conclusions and probably shouldn’t have gone about this the way that I have, but I’m willing to talk to this froyo shop to help get the messaging right.’

She revealed that she used to turn to frozen yoghurt as it was a low calorie snack amid her eating disorder, adding: ‘I know that people struggle with froyo with eating disorders, that’s why I’m super sensitive when I walk into a froyo place and I see diet stuff.” 

‘This is a hard thing to live with on a daily basis. The thing about overcoming my addictions, my drug addictions, I can walk away from that and never touch it again for the rest of my life. I don’t ever have to do that. 

Demi had apologised for naming the small business (Picture: Demi Lovato Instagram)

‘But I have to eat three times a day. This is something that will be with me for the rest of my life. I left that yogurt store and didn’t get the yogurt that I wanted. And then I had a hard time the rest of the weekend, to be totally transparent.’

Demi added that she had intended to speak up on the issue of diet culture rather than to attack a small business with her post but acknowledged that her message had been ‘misconstrued’.

She added: I’m genuinely sorry that people took it the wrong way. I just get really passionate. 

‘It’s never coming out of a place of hate, it’s always coming out of a place of love and trying to lift people up. I understand that didn’t lift the froyo place up, but I’m upset and that’s all that that was.’



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If you suspect you, a family member or friend has an eating disorder, contact Beat on 0808 801 0677 or at help@beateatingdisorders.org.uk, for information and advice on the best way to get appropriate treatment

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