Lizzo is “still trying to mend” her relationship with food.
The 32-year-old star had to deal with social media backlash this week after sharing a recap of her detox process on Instagram, despite already insisting she wasn’t “doing it for a dramatic weight loss”.
“Your body is perfectly yours, even if it ain’t perfect to anybody else. If you only knew the complexities your body possesses you would be so proud of it…” she said.
“I’m so proud of you. For making it this far in a society that gives us a head start into self-loathing, that hands us a dysmorphic mirror and leaves us desperate to catch up with who we think we should be,” Lizzo said.
“I’ve spent so much time in this body and I am no different than you — still struggling to find balance, still trying to mend my relationship with food, my anxiety, my back fat. It gets easier. I’ve spent my hardest days trying to love me,” the rapper continued.
In another post, the “Truth Hurts” hitmaker noted she “did not starve” herself, and encouraged her followers to “do what you want with your body.”
She wrote: “I detoxed my body and I’m still fat. I love my body and I’m still fat. I’m beautiful and I’m still fat. These things are not mutually exclusive. To the people who look to me, please do not starve yourselves. I did not starve myself.
“I fed myself greens and water and fruit and protein and sunlight. You don’t have to do that to be beautiful or healthy. That was my way. You can do life your way. Remember, despite anything anyone says or does DO WHAT YOU WANT WITH YOUR BODY.”