On Saturday, Shawn Johnson East shared a vulnerable video to her YouTube channel detailing her experience with disordered eating and body image issues.

Shawn, who competed as a gymnast and won a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, said that, although there were a lot of incredible things that came with her sport, there was immense pressure surrounding her figure—and as a teenager, no less.

"In gymnastics because you are judged subjectively on the way you look, and mix that with being a teenage kid who didn't know nutrition and psychology, I took that perfectionism and the elite mindset way too far," she said in the video.

The gymnast revealed that she struggled with eating disorders, depression, and anxiety after competing. "Because I didn't have the Olympics to work for, I quickly realized I had a self-confidence and self-image issue," she said, adding that a restricted diet resulted in her not menstruating.

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