Demi Lovato says she was born with an eating disorder

Demi Lovato feels that she has had an eating disorder all her life.

The singer and actress, who was previously admitted to a treatment facility, thought she was fat back when she was still in nappies.

She said: “I think I was born with an eating disorder, because I’ve never had a relationship with food that was normal.

“I remember looking in the mirror with nappies on thinking, ‘You’re fat, change it’.

“I started overeating when I was about eight; I was a binge eater. I would bake a whole plate of cookies and eat them all. Then when I turned 12 I was bullied in school and they called me fat. I went from being an overeater to stopping eating and I lost about 30lb. From then on I continued undereating, but my weight plateaued.

“[Then] I started throwing up to lose weight.”