Demi Lovato has adopted new guidelines for childhood ‘obesity’

Demi Lovato he has a bone to pick with him American Academy of Pediatrics.

The singer shared the news that the AAP recently updated its guidelines for treating childhood “obesity.”

On Thursday, February 9, Lovato shared a post from: Eating Disorders Association.

Demi Lovato takes issue with new childhood ‘obesity’ guidelines

Demi Lovato is smiling

Lovato won the “National Eating Disorders Association Global Changemaker Award” in 2022.

Fans of the “Tell Me You Love Me” singer know that she struggled with an eating disorder for most of her career.

It’s a topic very near, dear and real to Lovato’s heart.

The Alliance for Eating Disorders posts this news: “The American Academy of Pediatrics recently issued new guidelines for the treatment of childhood ‘obesity’. These policies are extremely damaging, damaging, heartbreaking and very worrying. They further reinforce the weight stigmas and fat phobia that prevail in the medical community and our world. Weight stigma has been shown to lead to bullying, discrimination and trauma for many people and is linked to depression, anxiety, substance use and eating disorders in children.


The next slide shows how the AAP guidelines use body mass index (BMI) as the sole criterion for making recommendations for treating childhood “obesity.”

Demi warns that the new guidelines put children and teenagers at serious risk

“But BMI is completely outdated and is NOT an accurate measure of health under any circumstances,” the post read. “These guidelines recommend a restrictive diet, medication, and/or bariatric surgery. This puts children and teenagers at serious risk of developing eating disorders and other mental and physical health problems.”


Demi added her review to the update guidelines.

“That’s why I have to use my voice. These policies are causing harm. I strongly advocate with the National Eating Disorders Association to ask the American Academy of Pediatrics to please review these guidelines. Children deserve better,” he added.

In her acceptance speech for the Global Changemaker award, Lovato explained, “I want to continue to create spaces that break down the stigma surrounding eating disorders, because being seen and understood is the first step in getting the help and support you need. To me, none of this means that no soul should feel alone in their eating disorder. Not One More believes there is no hope. But not a single life is lost.”

In 2021, Lovato caused an uproar over a local ice cream parlor in Los Angeles for promoting what she described as “diet culture.”

The incident occurred in April 2021 after Lovato visited the creamery and was confronted with sugar-free options. Feeling betrayed, she left the store and called them out on social media.

Demi left because of the cold because she is a “diet vulture”

He wrote at the time: “Finding FROYO from The Bigg Chill extremely difficult when you have to walk past tons of sugar free cookies/other diet food before you get to the counter. Do better please.”

In response, the ice cream shop explained why they have this option: “We carry items for diabetics, coeliacs and vegans, and of course we have many indulgent items as well.”


The feud escalated from there with a back and forth between Lovato and The Bigg Chill.

Lovato even called them “diet culture vultures”. Many came to the ice cream shop’s defense and spoke out for trying to destroy a locally owned and operated business during a pandemic.

Now, two months later, Lovato is ready to explain how their passion came to fruition and how things get “lost in translation.”

During Facebook Live’s “Audacy Check In,” Lovato told host Ryan Mitchell, “Every time I made a statement on Instagram or Twitter, I felt like it was a little bit lost in translation.”

Lovato continued, “I was talking about something that I was very passionate about in diet culture, and I realized that because I was so passionate… I let my emotions get the best of me and it didn’t allow me to explain where I came from so easily. like on a podcast.”

He expressed a desire for more open and honest conversations.

“I’m not an expert on many, many things,” they added. “But I’m willing to learn from it, and I’m willing to continue to have conversations that teach me or others about how to make the world a better place.”

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