How ‘Biggest Loser’ Rachel Frederickson lost 155 pounds
By Brittany Anas
Biggest Loser reality show contestant Rachel Frederickson triumphed as the show’s winner last week and ever since has been facing some criticism that she lost too much weight too fast. The 24 year old — who lost 60 percent of her body weight, shedding 155 pounds — though told People Magazine her goals were to feel healthy and strong.
So, what was the 24-year-old voice over artist doing right? We’re spilling some of her weight loss secrets as well as sharing tips from the shows celebrity trainers.
- Group exercise: Frederickson has been telling news outlets that she’s a big fan of group fitness — sometimes taking multiple fitness classes a day. Among her favorites? Spin and Zumba.
- Egg whites for breakfast: Frederickson also starts here day off right with a healthy, protein packed-breakfast, making French toast with egg whites or prepping an egg white omelette with veggies like mushrooms, spinach and tomatoes.
- Set a specific time to train: Celebrity trainer Dolvett Quince suggests keeping a regular workout time and treat it like an appointment you can’t miss.Don’t think you have enough time to work out? Pop in this Biggest Loser: 8 minute body blasters DVD and get in some quick, 8-minute workouts throughout the day with Biggest Loser trainers Bob Harper and Quince. The high-intensity workouts target thighs, abs, arms and legs. Get 3 percent Cash Back on Biggest Loser DVD’s and all other purchases from Walmart when you shop with ShopAtHome.com. (Read more articles about Walmart here).
- Shed stubborn pounds: Stuck at a weight loss plateau? Trainer Jillian Michaels suggests increasing the intensity of your workouts so that you get your heart rate up to 85 percent of your Maximum Heart Rate.
- Get out of your rut: You know those days you just don’t want to work out? Trainer Ali Vincent encourages you to change it up: Do something active you know you’ll enjoy or just get outside and start walking. Or, head to a group exercise class and feed off of the energy of an upbeat instructor.
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