I read this story earlier today, and I just can't get it out of my head. Season 3 Kai Hibbard gave an interview in which she says she ended up with an eating disorder after being on the show.
She says he was left afraid of food and a compulsive exerciser, issues she is fighting to this day.
Among the most frightening claims is that the show doctors were concerned about the contestants and gave them salt-infused fluids to drink, presumably because their electrolytes were so out of whack, and that the show "trainers" (but the story doesn't name Bob and Jillian) forbade them from drinking it because they would retain water for the weigh-in.
The original interview (including audio) is available here.
What do you think about this? I'm not entirely surprised about some of it, but the defying of doctors is terrifying.
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