There was an open honesty with him. Once the Olympics were over, Johnson stopped her obsessive eating habits and gained 20 lbs. If anything, Olympic athlete and Broadway actress were within reach compared to that. Instead of putting in the time and effort to be healthy and do things the right way, you look for a quick fix that might work for a week or two. How haunted were you by your demons? You'll get the latest updates on this topic in your browser notifications. They only knew what I told them like going into a cafeteria and eating as fast as I could so that nobody saw.
Both dreams were unrealistically high — it was pretty slim-to-none chances that I would become an Olympic gymnast or Broadway star — but one I never cared about pursuing and, if anything, regret trying to pursue to begin with.
Shawn Johnson Opens Up About Her Eating Disorder: 'I Would Eat 700 Calories A Day'
Other popular content on the Yahoo! But I think gymnastics is what helped it as well. This was a party where the recently-retired Johnson could let down her shiny blonde locks as she did not have to worry about competing for Team USA at the London Games. Fat but still cute. The mental part of it can be harder because I kept everything to myself. Breastfeeding mom from controversial Time cover defends photo. Please disable your adblocking software or whitelist our website.