Health & Fitness

Demi Lovato Opens Up About The Struggle Of Balancing Exercise With An Eating Disorder

“It's a learning process."

In a recent interview with Insider, Demi Lovato opened up about learning the benefits of a balanced life. The star, who has been open about her struggle with eating disorders, explained to the publication that she is learning how to train and exercise healthily.

"I find myself sometimes exercising too much. Sometimes I find myself not exercising enough. I think that it's this gray area. At one point in my recovery, I was exercising two to three times a day. Now when I look back on that, I'm like 'OK, I wasn't in my eating disorder completely but I was teetering on the edge.' It's a learning process."

Lovato has been quite open about her struggles with weight and often posts encouraging, body-positive messages on social media for her fans.

Lovato explained to Insider that she has learned to put limits on the amount of time she spends exercising, in order to maintain a healthy balance. "Right now, I'm devoting one hour a day. I used to devote more time to that, sometimes it's an hour and a half, but no more than that. I try to maintain a healthy relationship with it."

The singer also revealed that it helps to to have goal-based fitness routines (rather than weight loss-based routines) when trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. "I've found that it's exciting for me to have goals in my fitness routine, where it's not just about wanting to lose weight or wanting to get my stamina up."

Currently, Lovato is practising jujitsu and is hoping to get a black belt. "It's actual belt colours that I want to get to someday," Lovato explained. "I want to be a black belt in jujitsu. I think that I can get there if I just don't give up."