TRISTYN LEE was a bodybuilding sensation in his teenage years – but it came at a price.
The weightlifter built a huge following online after becoming an internet sensation for his physique.
In recent posts and videos online, he claimed he is heavier and feeling stronger than ever before.
But the bodybuilding star recently opened up on how becoming shredded ‘ruined’ his life.
In a recent video online, the bodybuilder revealed he maintained four percent body fat for two years.
He survived on 1,800 calories a day while working out twice and walking 20,000 steps.
He started the video by saying: “Let’s talk about how getting shredded ruined my life.”
Tristyn explained he used to play soccer and eat 3000 calories a day while also weightlifting and enjoying life.
But the obsession to become shredded led him to cut right down on food until his body fat reached sub-five per cent.
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He explained: “It started to become this vicious cycle of burn more, eat less and every single crutch I was using to feel less hungry began to increase.”
And his social life was affected too, as he wasn’t sure what he could eat off a menu without knowing the nutrients.
Tristyn revealed: “I wouldn’t let myself go out and have a bite to eat with a friend or go out, because I didn’t know the calories in the food.”
The 20-year-old is now enjoying eating more and getting bigger.
This week he posted a topless picture with a chopping board full of raw meat.
He added the caption: “20. Birthday Bulk Activities: Eat Steaks, Lift Weights, Full Face… No Cakes.”