“The Biggest Loser” winner Rachel Frederickson is finally ready to talk openly(ish) about her controversial 155-pound weight loss, revealed on the show’s season finale. In this week’s People, Frederickson admits that working out six hours a day in the three months before the finale might have been overkill. Ya think?!
In a video posted on their website, People’s Michelle Tan reports that she looked “much more healthy” a few days after the finale and that she “really was taking responsibility” for being “too enthusiastic” about her workouts. Reportedly, Frederickson was “really shocked and overwhelmed” by the negativity resulting from her weight loss and really wants to put a positive spin on it.
“Maybe I was a little too enthusiastic in my training to get to the finale,” she’s quoted as saying. But Frederickson vehemently denies any rumors of having an eating disorder. When asked point blank about it, she said: “I am very, very healthy.”
In the interview, her trainer Dolvett Quince admits that he thought her weight loss was “just too much,” but wants to be there to “help her find balance in her life.” Balance in this case means building up muscle mass and going from working out six hours a day to only 90 minutes a day.
A positive spin indeed. If everything Frederickson’s saying is true, it sounds like she’s on the path to thinking less like a reality show competitor and more like a person focused on her health and well-being. [People]