Taking to her Instagram page on Thursday, the singer shared a bikini-clad picture of herself, detailing her everyday struggle with “self-criticism”.
In the caption, she wrote:
“So, I’m insecure about my legs in this picture but I’m posting it because I look so happy and this year I’ve decided I’m letting go of my perfectionism and embracing freedom from self-criticism.”
She added: “Learning to love my body the way it is is challenging but life changing. Giving up my eating disorder has been the most challenging journey of my life but I work every day towards solid recovery even if I mess up sometimes. Today I’m feeling strong. You all can do it too. It IS possible. Thank you God for this new chapter in my life. #EDrecovery.”
Speaking about the project, the American star told Teen Vogue: “It was really hard to talk about on camera. But I knew that if I was honest, it would help somebody understand. Sometimes I’m not perfect with my recovery and my eating issues, but I keep fighting. And I want people to see that.”
In the documentary, Demi also revealed that she had an eating disorder relapse in 2016 following her break-up from actor Wilder Valderrama.
“There are issues that I haven’t conquered yet that I know I won’t conquer if I’m relying on somebody else to take care of the loneliness. I just wasn’t ready and there was so much in my life that I hadn’t explored yet,” she shared.