Rachel’s weight loss shocked many people as she walked out on stage for the finale. When she first appeared on the show, she weighed 260 lbs. However, by the end of the series, her weight dropped to 105 lbs. She lost 60% of her body weight, which is the most that any contestant on “Biggest Loser” has ever dropped.
Rachel dodged questions about whether she lost too much weight, but in an interview with People, she answered some of them. She said that she ate 1,600 calories every day. Her daily workout routine consisted of six hours.
She admitted to People, "Maybe I was a little too enthusiastic in my training to get to the finale." When asked whether she had an eating disorder, she said, “I am very, very healthy.”
According to Dave Broome, the executive producer of the “Biggest Loser,” "Rachel passed all the required medical tests ensuring she was healthy." He said that they monitored all contestants throughout the seven-and-a-half-months, including the days before the final episode. However, Rachel's Body Mass Index (BMI) indicates that they are wrong. She has a BMI of approximately 18, which, according to the National Institute of Health, is considered underweight for her height.
Also shocked by the amount of weight Rachel lost was her trainer Dolvett Quince. He said, "The first thing that went through my mind was, 'That's just too much.' "
Rachel won the grand prize of $250,000 on NBC's "Biggest Loser." She wanted to wow her family and friends, but it backfired on her as they considered her to be too skinny and unhealthy.
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