Demi Lovato says eating disorder is “a life-long disease”

Demi Lovato has opened up about her issues.

The 18-year-old, who recently spent time in a treatment centre, spoke openly to Seventeen.

“There have been times when I definitely have been tempted to get rid of my dinner,” she said. “But I will deal with it for the rest of my life because it’s a life-long disease. I don’t think there’s going to be a day when I don’t think about food or my body, but I’m living with it, and I wish I could tell young girls to find their safe place and stay with it.”

“I allow myself a lot of freedom and I’m very peaceful now,” Demi told the mag. “I have come to realize that just making yourself happy is most important. Never be ashamed of what you feel. You have the right to feel any emotion that you want, and to do what makes you happy. That’s my life motto.”

“If you are going through that dark period, go to your family and closest friends,”

“Don’t put yourself in danger. It’s very crucial that you get your feelings out — but don’t ever inflict harm on your own body because your body is so sacred. I wish I could tell every young girl with an eating disorder, or who has harmed herself in any way, that she’s worthy of life and that her life has meaning. You can overcome and get through anything.”