Born in New Mexico, Demetria Lovato was raised in Dallas, Texas. She began playing piano and guitar as a child. Lovato’s acting career started with Barney & Friends, but she found other roles as well, such as on Prison Break and Just Jordan. Lovato played the lead on the tv film Camp Rock and sang the soundtrack, which led to a record contract and studio album. She has gone on to release several more albums, including Tell Me You Love Me that went platinum. She has sold over 20 million singles in the US alone and received much critical praise, including Teen Choice Awards and MTV Video Music Awards. Lovato has also acted as a judge on The X Factor USA and appeared in tv shows such as Glee, and as a voice actor in Smurfs: The Lost Village. She has suffered mental and physical health issues over the years and wrote a book about them, and sldo executive-produced a YouTube documentary about her struggles. Lovato supports several causes including LGBT, gender, and racial rights. She has over 90 million followers on Instagram alone. Lovato is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs about 135 lbs.
Demi Lovato’s Diet
Lovato has publicly struggled with eating disorders and staying sober, but she has managed to pull through and is extra healthy today. She never goes to restaurants and only eats what her personal chef prepares for her, which are wholesome, natural dishes such as oatmeal, egg white pancakes, turkey lettuce wraps, chicken stir-fry and salmon with veggies. Because her chef is also a nutritionist, all of her meals are well-balanced and nutrient-dense, and include essential fatty acids, fiber, protein, and plenty of micronutrients.
- Medium Carb 25% 25%
- Medium Fat 35% 35%
- Medium-High Protein 50% 50%
Lovato eats extremely clean: whole, natural foods and no junk. This is her recipe for success.
Lovato says she doesn’t eat out at restaurants. Instead she has a full-time nutritionist chef who prepares all of her meals whether she’s at home or on the road.
Fit For Life
Lovato says that her diet and exercise routine have made a world of difference for her mentally as well as physically.
Lovato loves dark chocolate and says it’s a healthy way to indulge a sweet tooth. Her other fave is cashews: as butter, milk, whole, any version is good for her.
What to Eat
What to Avoid
Lovato on Her Diet
‘I don’t eat anything if it doesn’t grow or if it doesn’t walk.’
Lovato on the Inspiration to Manage her Health
‘I was tired of feeling lethargic and not taking care of my body.’
Lovato on a Healthy Lifestyle
‘I believe [self-care] is like a pyramid. There are 3 things that you need to feel great. There’s physical fitness, nutrition and mental health.’
Lovato on the Importance of Mental Health
‘I think it’s important to take care of yourself emotionally and physically, but mainly emotionally because if you’re not taking care of yourself emotionally, your mind can go to dark places.’
Lovato on Treats
‘No processed foods, and not really any refined sugar or flour, but I sometimes treat myself.’
Demi Lovato’s Fitness Routine
Lovato hired a trainer to help her achieve her fitness goals. That jump start and accountability gave her the push she needed, and now she works out all the time.
With her busy schedule, Lovato says functional movements, or exercises that move the body in natural ways, are the key to her being able to give her best performance.
Love That Booty
Lovato does a lot of work on her glutes and hips to keep them strong and toned.
Lovato will incorporate light dumbbells, exercise balls and resistance bands into her workouts on certain days to kick things up a notch.
Lovato hits the gym 6 days a week. She says it may sound like a lot, but she feels betting in body and mind when she sticks to this plan.
Lovato does things like planks, push-ups, crunches and bridges to tone her core and prevent injury.
Lovato does 5 cardio sessions each week. She will alternate running and brisk walking at an incline on the treadmill, along with spinning.
Lovato loves cardio, but she also does jiu-jitsu and strength training.
Even on Lovato’s day off, she doesn’t really take a break. She’ll go for a brisk walk or do yoga.
A Demi Lovato Routine
Cardio: 1 hr x 5 days/week.
MMA: 1 hr x 2-3 days/week
Strength training: 1 hr x 2-3 days/week
Lovato on Exercise
‘I exercise 6 days a week with Sunday as her day of rest. It sounds like a lot but it really helps my mood.’
Lovato on Cardio
‘One element of my regimen is doing cardio 5 days a week.’
Lovato on why She Exercises
‘I feel great when I work out.’
Lovato on Exercise
‘Exercise is a kind of form of meditation for me.’
Lovato on Her Workout Plan
‘My routine is different on the road than when at home. Performing and traveling means I have to fit in a workout whenever I can find the time.’
Lovato on Making Time for Fitness
‘Late-night cardio sessions are not unheard of.’
Lovato on Active Recovery
‘It keeps me focused on where I want to be with my body.’
Demi Lovato’s Supplements
Lovato’s keeping quiet about which supplements she takes, so below are supplements that can benefit anyone following a similar diet and lifestyle.
Demi Lovato’s Lifestyle
Lovato suffers from bipolar disorder which used to be called manic-depression. During her manic phases, she would regularly stay up all night writing music.
Being a star didn’t prevent Lovato from being picked on. She left public school, was homeschooled, and graduated a year early, in 2009.
Lovato has struggled with body image and while she doesn’t always dig what she sees in the mirror, she refuses to dwell on the negative. She also refuses to lie to herself. Instead, she expresses gratitude for her health.
Lovato has been friends with Selena Gomez since they met on the Barney set. They went on to co-star in the movie, Princess Protection Program. Lovato says her favorite song is Gomez’s ‘Tell Me Something I Don’t Know.’
Lovato has spoken publicly about her diagnosis of bipolar disorder. In 2011, she checked herself into rehab after years of bulimia, drug addiction and cutting. About 5.7 million American adults have bipolar disorder. Lovato is now a spokesperson for the Be Vocal mental health campaign.
Lovato on Mania
‘I thought that writing 7 songs in 1 night was normal. I thought staying up until 5:30 in the morning was normal. I just couldn’t sleep.’
Lovato on Mental Illness
‘It’s possible to live well, feel well, and also find happiness with bipolar disorder, or any other mental illness they’re struggling with.’
Lovato on Love
‘It’s important to learn to love yourself for who you are, and accept yourself.’
Lovato on Body Positivity
‘To be honest, I don’t always feel positive about my body.’
Lovato on Outside Opinions
‘I don’t let anyone’s insecurities, emotions or opinions bother me. I know that if I am happy, that’s all that matters to me.’