Becoming a Lindstrom, Part II

John before going on Heavy, and after he lost nearly 150 lbs.

John before going on Heavy, and after he lost nearly 150 lbs.

John and all his siblings today. 

John and all his siblings today. 

John and Chrissy dancing at her wedding. 

John and Chrissy dancing at her wedding. 

John came to live with the Lindstroms, the family of his CASA Jill, when he was five years old. It wasn't easy. Twenty years later, John speaks to us about how an unhealthy relationship with food was his refuge from deep anger and trauma, how reality TV changed his life for the better, and how he feels about family today. 

Learn about becoming a CASA here.

You can also watch John's episode of Heavy here

 

Emily Skehan