Rachel Frederickson (24) made an incredible effort when she went from 260 to 105 pounds after participating in, and winning, the TV-show “The Biggest Loser” in February.
This program has for years helped overweight Americans changing their life around. It has been a popular TV show, and it has been seen by millions since it first started in 2004 — and it’s now in it’s 16th season.
However, not everyone were cheering when the 24 year old former athlete entered the finals more than 150 lbs lighter than when she first started.
Viewers, and experts, were criticizing her dramatic weight loss. Several of them said she didn’t look healthy, and questioned her super-strict diet and hour long workouts.
Even her personal trainer, Bob Harper, was shocked when he saw her in the last episode. Hollywood trainer Cornelis Elander also reacted to Fredericksons weight loss, and he said he would never advice anyone to lose this amount of weight in such a short amount of time — no matter their size and shape.
After all these critical voices, the 24 year old decided to listen to the advice she was given. She has now gained 20 pounds, and says she couldn’t have felt better. She says to US Magazine that she’s found confidence, which is why she joined the program in the first place.
“I work out an hour, six days a week. I love classes like SoulCycle, I also loosely count calories, but sometimes I might eat an Oreo. It’s not the end of the world.” says Frederickson.