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Demi Lovato celebrated her body and newfound sense of "peace" in a recent Instagram post.
The singer revealed that she no longer counts calories, over-exercises, or restricts what she eats.
"I'm full of peace, serenity, joy, and love today," Lovato captioned her post.
Demi Lovato revealed that she's feeling good in her body now that she's no longer adhering to diet culture.
On Monday, the singer posted a video on Instagram of herself posing in front of a mirror, and said that she'd "accidentally lost weight" after taking a more relaxed approach to eating and exercising.
"I don't count calories anymore, I don't over exercise anymore," Lovato wrote, saying that she's also stopped restricting what she eats, and no longer lives her life according "to the diet culture."
"I've actually lost weight. This is a different experience," Lovato revealed.
She ended her statement by saying that she's full of "peace, serenity, joy, and love."
Lovato has been open about her struggles with eating disorders, substance abuse, and mental health in the past.
In February, the singer told Ellen DeGeneres that she needed to let go of her signature long black hair as she was recovering from an eating disorder.
"I feel more authentic to who I am and I also feel like I used to hide behind my hair," Lovato told DeGeneres. "I've talked a lot about my past, being in recovery from an eating disorder, and I used to use my hair to hide behind."
"It would cover my body," she added. "When I started doing all this work on myself, I thought, 'What is something that I have been holding onto my whole life that I need to let go of?' It was that."
And in December, Lovato explained the significance of the glitter body paint she wore during a photoshoot.
"In honor of my gratitude for the place I'm in today, this was a lil shoot I did by myself in quarantine this summer when I wanted to celebrate my stretch marks instead of being ashamed of them," Lovato wrote.
"I started wearing actual glitter paint on my stretch marks to celebrate my body and all of its features (whether society views them as good OR bad)," she continued. My stretch marks aren't going away so might as well throw a lil glitter on em' amiright?"
The singer previously opened up about her eating disorder recovery to model Ashley Graham, saying that she has worked with experts, including therapists, dietitians, and other medical professionals.
Lovato added that prior to suffering a drug overdose in July 2018, she lived with an eating disorder that came in the form of addiction to healthy eating and exercise.
Insider's health reporter Gabby Landsverk previously reported that a compulsion to work out, as described by Lovato, is known as exercise addiction.
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