Demi Lovato Reveals How Kim Kardashian and Beyoncé Promote Positive Body Image—Watch Now!

Singer tells E! News that exercise has "changed" her life around

By Zach Johnson Oct 29, 2014 2:35 PMTags
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Demi Lovato has never looked or felt better than she does now.

E! News exclusively caught up with the "Really Don't Care" singer in New York City Tuesday, where she dished on her new partnership with N.Y.C. New York Color cosmetics. Given Lovato's recent string of sexy selfies, though, Alicia Quarles also had to find out how the 22-year-old pop star got in great shape.

"I brought Soul Cycle bikes on the road, so on my show days, I do 45 minutes of cycling as hard as I can and then I perform for an hour and a half. So, it was like X-amount of cardio every day," said Lovato, who performed a song from Camp Rock 2 with her ex-boyfriend and co-star Joe Jonas in Brooklyn Monday night. "But also I have an amazing trainer and I'm on a meal plan that helps me stay focused."

Lovato has often talked about overcoming her eating disorder since she left treatment in early 2011. "Sometimes, especially around the holidays, food issues can get frustrating," she admitted. That's why she hired a trainer and nutritionist to help keep her healthy. "With me, I just kind of gave up, completely surrendering, and was like, 'OK, you just help me out with my food. You help me out with my training.'"

According to the pop star, "It's just changed my life around."

For Lovato, it's important to be a good role model for girls facing similar struggles.

"For so long it was the very skinny, frail model look, and that's what I grew up looking at," she said. "For me, I thought that's what you had to look like, so growing up thinking that and then seeing women like [Kim Kardashian] and Beyoncé. I mean, Kim, say what you want about her, but she's a very successful woman and she really kind of revolutionized what beauty was when she came on the scene. For me, I'm embracing that, and I want younger women to see that you don't have to be something that you're not."