People Cover, 02/24/14


Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper weren't the only ones whose jaws dropped when Biggest Loser winner Rachel Frederickson unveiled her size 0-2 body after dropping 155 pounds in just seven months on the Feb. 4 finale. The 24-year-old's trainer, Dolvett Quince, admits he was "shocked" by her appearance.

"The first thing that went through my mind was, 'That's just too much,'" he tells People.

Frederickson tells the magazine she maintained a 1,600-calorie daily diet and worked out six hours a day in the three months leading up to her big reveal. "Maybe I was a little too enthusiastic in my training to get to the finale," says the reality TV contestant, who won $250,000 on The Biggest Loser.

Asked point blank whether she has an eating disorder, Frederickson replies, "I am very, very healthy."

Frederickson's progress was monitored closely throughout the season. "Rachel passed all the required medical tests ensuring she was healthy," the show's executive producer, Dave Broome, promises.

Even so, Frederickson's total body makeover caused quite a controversy. Before speaking to People, the L.A. resident participated in a conference call with reporters late last week. "I'm going to try new exercises and continue on this path and see where it takes me—finding that balance!" she revealed.

Ignoring the drama, Frederickson is proud of herself. "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, it's just truly an amazing feeling and I'm going to embrace the new me and continue this journey," she said. "And my body is going to balance and find its way with the new maintenance and it will be perfect."

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