Rachel Frederickson raised eyebrows when she returned for “The Biggest Loser” finale in early February appearing very thin for the final weigh-in. She has admitted that perhaps she was “too enthusiastic” in her training once the show wrapped filming, but Wednesday (Feb. 26) on “Today,” Frederickson says her weight loss was healthy.

“It was absolutely healthy weight loss. I dieted, exercised and did it
healthy the whole way,” says Frederickson. “I appreciate all the concern, and I can see where
it comes from — there is the movie magic, it’s over seven months, almost a year of my life, losing the weight.”

“I’m the healthiest, most alive I’ve ever felt,” she adds. “I’m in the maintenance mode, which is just as hard as losing the weight. … I think what I’ve learned is that I have an inner strength, I have a voice and I can trust myself.”

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."