Singer-actress Demi Lovato says that constantly trying to hide her eating disorder turned her into a 'very manipulative' person. The 19-year-old who entered rehab in late 2010 to seek help for her problems spent two years before that doing whatever she could to avoid people finding out there was anything wrong. "I was a very manipulative person when it came to my eating disorder. You name it, I did it," Contactmusic quoted her as telling Britain's Glamour magazine. "I would lie about already eating. I would lie about having to go to the bathroom. I would go to any lengths to make sure I was sick," she said. The former 'Sonny with a Chance' star admits her problems with food go back to a very young age. "I began compulsive eating at the age of eight. Then, when I started being bullied at 12, I stopped eating. I went from overeating to under eating to throwing up," she said. At the height of her success, Lovato admits she could barely bring herself to look at pictures of herself in magazines because she was so uncomfortable with her appearance. "It never really went away. I'd try, but the impulses would come back. You feel like you're on a downward spiral, but you have to fight through it," she said. "I had real difficulty with my body image. It was hard to look at myself in magazines. My friends would say, 'Wow you look so gorgeous.' Everyone else was looking at what they thought as a beautiful girl, but I just couldn't see that when I looked at myself," she added.Source: ANI << Binge drinking Cannot be Defined by Number of Drinks 3D Panorama With Virtual Reality Contact Lenses >> Recommended Reading Orthorexia Nervosa Are you a Health Food Junkie? Are you obsessed with what you eat all the time? You may be a victim of a condition called Orthorexia Nervosa. READ MORE Sleep Eating Disorders Sleep-related eating disorders are abnormal eating behaviors that occur during night. Sleep related eating disorder is a part of parasomnias. READ MORE Anorexia Nervosa Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder most commonly found among teenage girls. Anorexia nervosa is characterized by a very low body weight, generally defined as 15% below the Body Mass Index. READ MORE Binge Eating Disorder When a person overeats, he is unable to control his hunger pangs, while during an emotional/binge eating session, he is incapable of controlling his emotions. READ MORE Bulimia Nervosa The term ''Bulimia'' refers to episodes of uncontrolled excessive eating, known as "binges," followed by self-induced vomiting or purgation. READ MORE Chronic Dieting - Is it an Eating Disorder? Chronic dieting is associated with eating disorders that mainly include unhealthy eating practices such as severe calorie restriction in diet of men or women who on a regular basis follow fad diets mainly to reduce weight. READ MORE Diabulimia Diabulimia is an eating disorder particularly in patients with type I diabetes caused by reducing and/or skipping insulin doses. READ MORE Loss of Taste Symptom of loss of taste usually occurs in combination with loss of smell and can be complete loss or partial loss of taste. It can also be temporary or permanent, though the latter is very rare. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Blood Donation - Recipients Color Blindness Calculator Nutam (400mg) (Piracetam) More News on: Binge Eating DisorderBulimia NervosaSleep Eating DisordersOrthorexia NervosaLoss of TasteDiabulimiaChronic Dieting - Is it an Eating Disorder?