NORWALK, Conn. (WTNH)– Most folks struggle to shed 10 pounds, imagine dropping 155. You would think that your hard work would be applauded. However,the winner of the show “The Biggest Loser” did just that and now, she’s facing some backlash.
Biggest Loser winner Rachel Frederickson lost 155 pounds, tipping in at 105 for the $250,000 prize.
But it led to heavy scrutiny and criticism.
“This is definitely anorexia, you can see the lack of muscle tone,” said Lisa Lynn.
Well known Fitness and Metabolic Expert Lisa Lynn weighs in.
“This is what we call the negative feedback in my industry. When we are supposed to promote fitness but people take it way too far,” said Lynn.
The 24-year-old says 1600 calories a day, exercising a ton under supervision led to the dramatic change.
“1600 calories is good if you’re sitting behind a desk. I’m all for a low calorie diet by the way but not the amount of exercise, because exercise makes you siphon nutrients out at like triple the rate so it’s really not enough,” said Lynn.
Instead she promotes Smart Fitness.
“We’re flying Lynn, to open up the chest and to get rid of all that bra flap,” said Lynn. “You don’t have to suffer to lose weight like that. Believe it or not it’s a lot easier than you think. Yes, you have to adjust the diet and I think that’s where 90% of the focus should be because you can’t exercise away a bad diet.”
The Norwalk based expert says it comes down to balancing nutrition with exercise.
“The amount of weight she lost in 40 days, there’s nothing healthy about it,” said Lynn. “It’s not good for your body and its not sustainable because how many days of her life could she do that much fitness and keep her joints intact.”
While the former swimmer is thrilled with the outcome…
“Honestly I feel like it discouraged more people than encouraged. That a lot of people go, I can’t do that, this is not for me, forget it,” said Lynn.