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‘Biggest Loser’ winner Rachel Frederickson speaks out

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Rachel Frederickson has been a topic of discussion after winning NBC’s The Biggest Loser Tuesday night and for revealing a staggering weight loss on national TV. Did she go too far? We spoke to the five-foot-five freelance voice-over artist, 24, who went from 260 to 105 pounds over the seven month course of the show:

There is a lot of talk that you may be too skinny and may have gone a little far. When you look in the mirror, what do you see?

I just see a strong, confident woman. I’ve never felt this great, and it’s very exciting. I’ve officially found that proud, confident girl that I lost. I was an athletic national level swimmer. And to have that athlete come back again is just truly an amazing feeling. I’m going to embrace the new me and continue this journey. My body’s going to balance and find its rhythm with the new maintenance, and it will be perfect.

Is your routine going to change?

It is. Now I’m really at maintenance mode. Now it’s going to be about finding, maybe doing a yoga class this day, a gym class this day, and I even think I’m going to try dance classes. I don’t have a lot of rhythm but I think it will be kind of fun. I actually eat five times a day. It’s better for your metabolism, adding the protein at every meal.

After you left the ranch, what did you do to reach your finale weight?

We all headed home after the ranch for three-and-a-half months. I just continued to follow the support system that I had from The Biggest Loser’s diet plan, and I worked out a ton. I worked part-time. Continued to eat super healthy. When I had downtime, my butt was in the gym. I was on the spin bike. I was at the exercise classes. I was swimming in the pool and just connecting with all the people in the classes, which was my favorite part.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Every day on the ranch I made this egg-white French toast and it is to die for. So that is my like go-to breakfast. Or I make an egg-white, spinach, cherry tomato and mushroom omelet.

Madeleine Marr

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