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‘The Biggest Loser’ winner Rachel Frederickson admits to overexercising

Rachel Frederickson
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The Biggest Loser” winner Rachel Frederickson has experienced a backlash after revealing her new thin frame earlier this week, because many people thought that she was looking rather anorexic. Trainers have issued their statements, but now she is speaking out about her health. According to a new PEOPLE report published on Feb. 6, “The Biggest Loser” winner Rachel Frederickson is now revealing that she is overexercising by going to four classes per day leading up to the finale.

"First and foremost, my goals are to be healthy and strong," the former competitive swimmer replied when asked about the backlash of her thin body. "I'm an athlete. I've been an athlete since I was a little girl. And I went on “The Biggest Loser” journey to find that confidence that I lost."

She admits that she was eating a 1,600 calorie per day diet in the days leading up to the finale. "I just continued to follow the support system that I had from “The Biggest Loser”’s [diet] plan, Dr. Cheryl's nutritional advice and ... continued to eat super healthy." Many people thought that she had been starving herself to win the competition, but she admits to overexercising and eating well. She adds that egg white French toast and egg white omelets keep her full. "Now I cannot be out of the kitchen. I have this zest for looking up recipes and trying them and adding new vegetables,” she reveals.

In addition, she admits that she had been taking "maybe three, four classes a day" at the gym, including Zumba and spin. "I even went home over the holidays to Minnesota," she said, "and I went running outside."

Do you think she is healthy now?