Kristen Johnston‘s weight loss is astounding! She has lost 60 pounds. But whyâ€¦why has she lost so much weight? Is Kristen Johnston anorexic? Has she been using illegal weight loss aids?
“When actresses lose weight, people can think they are anorexic. It is important to me to say that is not the case here,” says Johnston, 40, acknowledging that, yes, she lost more than 60 lbs. in the last year and a half.
Johnston explains: “After a show, you’re so hopped up you have a couple of drinks with friends. ‘Yeah, I’ll stay for another round!'” That, plus a diet of “pizza, BLTs and fries, dinner at 11 p.m.,” caused the 6-ft. Johnston to “balloon” from about size 6 to 12. “I was miserable,” she says.
Then, in December 2006, she suffered a burst ulcer and spent weeks in the hospital, where “you take a hard look at your life.” She stopped drinking alcohol and added more vegetables, oatmeal, salads with salmon and – “crazily enough,” says the new baker – homemade fruit pies.
Focusing on her health, not the scale, made the weight loss easy, she says. Biking in New York City also helped. Though she may try to gain back 6 to 8 lbs., “I think it looks great. I feel amazing,” says Johnston. “I no longer stress about my body. I’m in a happy place.” [via]