The pop star discusses her formerly "controlled" eating habits with Ellen, which included her team deliberately hiding sugar from her everywhere she went.
After years of struggling with an eating disorder, Demi Lovato is finally having a real birthday cake and eating it too. During her appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday (March 5), Lovato opened up about her "controlled" eating habits, which included her team deliberately hiding sugar from her everywhere she went.
"I lived a life for the past six years that I felt like wasn't my own because I struggled really hard with an eating disorder, yes, and that was my primary problem. ... I just felt like my life was so -- and I hate to use this word -- but it felt, like, controlled by so many people around me," she told Ellen after disclosing she didn't know about the sugar hiding until this week. "If I was in my hotel room at night, they would take the phone out of the hotel room so I couldn't call room service. Or if there was fruit in my room, they took it out because that's extra sugar. We're not talking about brownies and cookies and candies and stuff like that; it was fruit."