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Monday 21 April 2014

The Biggest Loser winner defends 'skeletal' 155lb weight loss

Rachel Frederickson went from 260lbs to 105lbs

Rachel Frederickson is without a doubt the Biggest Loser.

The reality tv contestant (24) lost a staggering 155lbs during her time on the American show and has already had to defend herself against eating disorder accusations.

Frederickson has come under fire for her weight loss and newly-skinny frame but insists she achieved her results through hard work and exercise.

"I never felt this great and I know I'm going to feel ever better, because this life is just so open to me and I can't wait to take charge, because that's what I gained back," she said on her win. "It's confidence, it's assuredness of myself to just take charge and conquer this life.

 I have had support systems in place the entire time I was on The Biggest Loser. We are given a calorie budget and I stuck to that. I've done lots of working out and the finale was very enthusiastic."

She was asked directly about the eating disorder rumours, to which she replied: "Oh gosh, I didn't even see that."

"I feel like my journey on The Biggest Loser was my path and I followed the advice and has the support of the medical team at The Biggest Loser the entire journey.

"So it's just been natural and I've enjoyed every part of it. So I'm going to continue on that path and maintain this healthy lifestyle and just really enjoy this new life.'

After her time at the weight loss ranch, she says she ate 1,6000 calories a day and exercised a 'ton'.

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