Demi Lovato responds to fat-shamer: I ‘am choosing not to diet’

Demi Lovato wants her fans to know that she is not concerned with dieting — and in typical Demi fashion, she’s sharing her message in an educational and empowering way.

Earlier this week, an Instagram user posted a paparazzi photo of Lovato leaving the gym and tagged her. The fan — who has since apparently deleted their account — captioned the shot with an offer: “hey demi dm me so we can discuss a diet plan for you,” @selenuer wrote.

In a response to the would-be body-shamer, which was captured by the website The Whisp, the outspoken star wrote: “I actually am choosing not to diet and fall back into unhealthy behaviors at the risk of losing my sanity or mental health but thank you for the offer! Super sweet.”

Demi Lovato on Instagram in 2019
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Demi Lovato on Instagram in 2019
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Idk what to caption this.. reality is I’m sitting at the gym post jiu jitsu feeling high on life and drinking my post workout shake. I’m sweaty and not looking this glamorous right now but fuck I feel awesome and posting this feels empowering because I like this pic where I feel sexy and I can also defend myself from anyone that ever tries to attack me. Any size, any shape, any gender. I have security but in the moments I’m alone I feel confident (no pun intended) that I can hold my own against an attacker and hope everyone finds something they become as passionate about as I feel about jiu jitsu. #BJJ #BlueBelt #HowDidThisEndUpBeingAboutBJJ 💙
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Last day as 26 🖤

While her answer could be read as sarcastic, the heart emoji she concluded it with seems to suggest she was being sincere.

The “Sorry Not Sorry” singer, 26, has long been open about her struggles with past issues ranging from bulimia to cutting to drug abuse. After a headline in March commented on her “fuller” body size, the star posted a series of Instagram Story slides about the dangers diet culture. “I am more than my weight,” she wrote. “Unlike the past, I’m not triggered, I’m not upset that someone wrote a headline about my ‘fuller figure.’ I’m angry that people think it’s OK to write headlines about people’s body shapes.”

In July 2018, Lovato — who had been sober for six years up until that point — was hospitalized following a near-fatal overdose in her home. Afterward, she attended an in-patient rehab center.

As part of her recovery, Lovato dedicated herself to working out. Regular boxing and MMA sessions at Unbreakable Performance Center in L.A. help her stay healthy now — and helped her in the past too. As the pop star told Us Weekly in 2017, she finds exercising “therapeutic.” Said Lovato, “I feel the most confident when I’m in the gym — whenever I’m training, whether it’s boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai, jiu-jitsu.”

Demi Lovato and sister Madison De La Garza through the years
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Demi Lovato and sister Madison De La Garza through the years
April 2, 2009 Hollywood, Ca.; Demi Lovato and sister Madison De La Garza; 'Hannah Montana The Movie' Los Angeles Premiere; Held at El Capitan Theatre (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
TORONTO, ON - JUNE 18: Actresses Madison Delagarza and Demi Lovato (R) attend the Red Carpet Premiere For Disney's 'Princess Protection Program' at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on June 18, 2009 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 27: Actresses Madison De La Garza (L) and Demi Lovato arrive at Nickelodeon's 23rd Annual Kid's Choice Awards held at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on March 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
Demi Lovato and sister Madison De La Garza attends the 'Oceans' Los Angeles Blue Carpet Premiere at the El Capitan Theatre on April 17, 2010 in Hollywood, California.
Actors Madison De La Garza and Demi Lovato attend the premiere of 'Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam' at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on August 18, 2010 in New York City.
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 06: Singer/ actress Demi Lovato and actress Madison De la Garza at Backstage Creations Celebrity Retreat at Teen Choice 2011 - day 1 at Gibson Amphitheatre on August 6, 2011 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Mark Sullivan/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 21: Actress/singer Demi Lovato (R) and sister actress Madison De La Garza attend a Live Chat at Cambio Studios on July 21, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Actors Madison De La Garza (L) and Demi Lovato arrives at the 2011 NCLR ALMA Awards held at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on September 10, 2011 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images for NCLR)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 14: Singer Demi Lovato (L) and actress Madison De La Garza arrive at the 2011 VH1 Do Something Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on August 14, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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can't stop smiling because i'm so excited for monday... thank you guys for being so patient 😉

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