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Lovato revealed that food was medicine for her at a young age.

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“The food came first, when I was 8 years old and my little sister was born, a lot of the attention was taken off me and onto my little sister,” she said in the documentary. “I had started working at that time and was under a lot of stress so I would bake cookies for my family and I would eat all of them and nobody would have any to eat. That was my first memory of food being that medicine for me.”

Lovato revealed that "food is still the biggest challenge" of her life.

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However, judging by by that powerful side by side photo, she's made a lot of progress.

Hopefully Lovato's story — and knowing that it's still a work-in-progress — will inspire the 4.7 million women and 1.5 million men struggling with bulimia.