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Ariana Grande tackles weight loss speculation

Teen star Ariana Grande has reached out to fans to put a stop to speculation she is suffering from an eating disorder.

The Victorious actress has trimmed down in recent months, sparking online gossip about the 19 year old's health and relationship with food.

Now Grande has decided to tackle the rumors head on by posting a blog explaining her weight loss, putting it down to a new healthy diet.

On her Tumblr.com page, she writes, "I don't usually like to address rumors but I felt like since some of you are worrying about me that I should take the time to write you all a little note to address this whole 'eating disorder thing'. First of all, thank you very much for being concerned about me but it's getting a bit blown out of proportion so that's why I chose to write this.

"I lost a bit of weight last year. It's because I stopped eating junk food and started making healthy choices. I was happy with the way I was before and I'm still happy now! Just healthier!... But the lifestyle change I chose to make last August is not and was never about being skinnier. I just wasn't taking care of myself at all. I was making really poor choices. This is about making sure the foods you put in your body will nourish you and be put to good use. The reason why I lost as much weight as I did is because I used to live on junk food. Like around the clock. So I drastically changed my eating habits, started exercising daily and I'm all around a healthier me. I'm eating as much as I was before just the content has changed."

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