"I started going through puberty, so there were body issues. The trigger was such a strange thing. I was outside playing and had the TV on in the garage. [Maury] had kids who were 5 years old and over 100 pounds. I remember being fascinated and disgusted. I hate to use that word now, but as a kid you're grossed out. I also remember being super hungry that day. I ate too much. The next day I wasn't hungry. I figured, well, I ate a shit-ton yesterday. And then the day after, I wasn't hungry again. And the day after that. And then I started getting hungry but I didn't want to eat. The next thing I knew, I had barely eaten anything for a week, and it snowballed from there," he says.
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At least it wasn't a paternity episode. Testing your dad's DNA every day sounds incredibly expensive.
Steven, meanwhile, doesn't remember a specific trigger. It just sort of happened, like that summer you got really into ska. "When I graduated high school, I went off the deep end dieting," he says. "I went from 185 to 120 pounds. I was down to just drinking a cup of coffee and maybe snacking on a few almonds throughout the day. I thought I looked really good, and everyone at work was like, 'Oh, wow, you're really doing a good job!'"