Demi Lovato is definitely well on the road to recovery after a stint in rehab in 2012 for her eating disorder and addiction issues. But the star revealed she almost ended up seeking treatment again last year.
"It's been difficult. I almost went back to rehab for my eating disorder last summer. I was obsessing over food and terrified of it at the same time," she told Fitness magazine recently.
The Really Don't Care singer admitted that her actor boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama noticed something was not right before things got out of control. "[Wilmer] called me out on it, which was a relief," she said. "I was done being afraid of food and so tired of overeating and not knowing why I did it."
Despite still struggling at times with food and body image issues, Demi says she is in a far better place than she was before she entered rehab two years ago. "It helps to remind myself how far I've come," she told the magazine.
"I recently saw pictures from my first tour, and I spent that whole summer performing in the heat in a red leather jacket because I was ashamed to show my arms. And that was when I was 105 pounds! …This tour, I've had the confidence to show my arms at every single concert. It may seem like a small thing, but for me, that's huge."
The 22-year-old reveals that a meal and exercise plan has helped with her recovery from her bulimia. "Now I'm on a structured meal plan," she said. "I eat four small meals and two snacks a day. It's teaching me portion control… Exercising has been so important for my recovery, both physically and mentally. On show days I count my concert as a workout, but on my off days I try to work out once in the morning and again at night."
We're glad to hear the star is getting back on track!