By Claire Rutter On February 20, 2012

Demi Lovato: 'I Think I Was Born With An Eating Disorder'

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Demi Lovato reckons that she had always had an eating disorder, so much so that she thinks that it could have been there since she was born.

The 'Skyscraper' singer has insisted that she has a memory from when she was a child in nappies, where she considered herself fat.

Demi, 19, told You magazine that in a nappy she thought she should diet. "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'," she said.

In 2010, Demi checked herself into rehab to address personal issues including her problems with food and over-eating.

"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 30 pounds. From then on I continued undereating, but my weight plateaued. I started throwing up to lose weight."

The teen admitted that it's hard for her to eat consistent meals because there is still temptation for her to skip meals.

"Breakfast would be at 8.30am, a bowl of cereal with yoghurt or milk and fruit. Lunch would be a sandwich, salad and fruit or vegetables. Dinner might be macaroni cheese with a side of vegetables and milk.

"I cried often because I was terrified at having to eat three meals a day. I said, 'No, this is too much food.' I started eating just so that I could go home. I don't know what made it click but I realised I just wanted out of my eating disorder."

But it's not only for her own health that she hopes to get better for, but also her family and fans. The teen admits that she might have slips up but she's dedicated to fight it.

"Now I can eat as many meals as I am supposed to and not throw up any more. There's definitely temptation - every meal I fight it. It's an addiction and I'm going to have to fight it for the rest of my life. There's no cure and I may mess up, but I want to be a better role model for my fans and my younger sister."

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