Demi Lovato admits she still struggles daily with an eating disorder

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Demi Lovato has previously been open about her battle with an eating disorder.

On Thursday, she took to Instagram to reveal that while she still finds herself constantly battling the lasting effects of the disorder, she now knows she is "worth it".

"This is the @neda symbol for eating disorder recovery. I painted this at @colormemine years ago. Even though I was in the throes of my eating disorder, I still made this in hopes that I would truly believe it someday. I still struggle. Daily," she captioned the photo.

In the photo, is a mug with the words "I am worth it" printed on it alongside a stylised heart – which is the symbol associated with the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA). 

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"There are periods of time where I forget about my food struggles, and other times it's all I think about. Still. But that is what ED recovery looks like for some people, and I still have hope that someday I won't think about it anymore. For now, my mug reminds me that I am worth it, and today I believe it," she adds.

Demi's battle with eating disorders became public in 2010 when she sought treatment for bulimia, as well as self-harm issues.

"My bulimia got really bad. I asked for help, and I didn't receive the help that I needed. So, I was stuck in this, like, unhappy position. Here I am sober, and I'm thinking to myself, 'I'm six years sober, but I'm miserable. I'm even more miserable than when I was drinking. Why am I sober?'”

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