Demi Lovato Thinks Complimenting On Weight Loss Can Be “Harmful”

Some piece of advice

Demi Lovato is known to have undergone a weight loss journey of her own. Their recovery from an eating disorder surely hasn’t been easy. The singer seems to be taking inspiration from their own weight loss journey to pass on some words of advice to her followers.

Taking to her Instagram story, Demi Lovato had a simple message to share with their followers – Commenting on someone’s weight loss, even with good intentions, can be a “harmful” practice.

“Idk who needs to hear this but complimenting someone on their weight loss can be as harmful as complimenting someone on their weight gain in regards to talking to someone in recovery from an eating disorder,” they, who came out as non-binary last week, wrote on their Instagram Story.

Adding, “But it can also sometimes suck because then I start thinking ‘Well, damn. What’d they think of my body before?”

“Moral of the story: I am more than the shell for my soul that is my body and every day I fight to remind myself of that, so I’m asking you to please not remind me that that is all people see of me sometimes.”

The 28-year-old singer seems to be doing a lot of “self reflective work” recently. Last week, Demi Lovato came out as non-binary. Adding that they will be using they/them pronouns henceforth.

Lovato said they picked gender-neutral pronouns as, “this best represents the fluidity I feel in my gender expression.”

“I’m doing this for those out there that haven’t been able to share who they truly are with their loved ones.” The “Sorry Not Sorry” singer got extremely candid with their personal struggles with mental health and addiction in their recent YouTube documentary titled Dancing With The Devil. The documentary follows the singer’s journey prior to and following a near-fatal overdose in 2018. 

It was only last month that Lovato faced some online backlash for “bullying” an American frozen yogurt store for having “tons of sugar free cookies/other diet foods” on sale. They felt that such goods “perpetuate a society that not only enables but praises disordered eating.”

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