Demi Lovato has long been open about her battle with her eating disorder.

After the premiere of her documentary last year, Lovato has been even more forthcoming about her recovery process, and even though she still has body insecurities, she's been sharing them with her fans as a reminder that self-love always wins.

Lovato posted a photo of herself in a bikini, saying she felt insecure about the way her body looked in the photo.

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"So, I’m insecure about my legs in this picture," she wrote in the caption of the photo. "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."


Lovato called "giving up" her eating disorder "the most challenging journey of [her] life."

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"Learning to love my body the way it is is challenging but life changing," she wrote. "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."

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"You all can do it too," she wrote. "It IS possible. Thank you God for this new chapter in my life."

Lovatics really loved how open she was about her insecurities.

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Eating disorder recovery looks different on everyone, and a relapse can strike even after you've "given up" on the disorder. However, Lovato's post is a reminder that there is always hope, and that feeling insecure about certain aspects of your body is OK — you're still making progress and taking steps toward recovery.

Hopefully, Lovato's story will continue to inspire others struggling with their disorders.

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With roughly 8 million people in the US living with eating disorders, Lovato's message will hopefully bring inspiration and comfort to those working toward recovery.