There are about a million and two reasons to love Lizzo (and everything she represents). But one of her most swoon-worthy traits is her unapologetic devotion to self-love.

What's more, Lizzo has always been candid about the fact that self-love takes hard work. In a recent interview with Paper Magazine, the "Truth Hurts" singer admitted there was a time when she wasn't taking care of herself, mentally or physically. (Related: Lizzo Opened Up About Loving Her Body and Her "Blackness")

"I remember I was the smallest I'd ever been," Lizzo shared. "I was working out a lot and not eating. I took a picture and sent it to my mom and she was like, 'Are you OK? You don't look OK.' I remember I was talking to this guy and he told me, 'You know what, I showed my friends your picture and they were like, 'Your face is cute, but your body needs work.' And I was like, 'Bro you didn't know me in high school when I was super overweight. You didn't know me in college. This is the smallest I've ever been,' and I still have criticism from somebody who's supposed to really like me. And that just made me feel that I'm never going to be happy until I actually am happy with myself."

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