Ex-Loser stars slam the weight-loss show - Ninemsn

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Three former Biggest Loser contestants have accused the show of setting them up to fail after gaining back the weight they lost.

Series one contestant Ruth Almeida de Campos has gained even more weight than she shed on the show.

Ms Almeida de Campos left the show in 2006 25kg lighter at 130kg, but her weight has since climbed to more than 170kg.

Ms Almeida de Campos and fellow series one contestant Artie Rocke told A Current Affair they suspected very few who left the show managed to keep weight off because there was no ongoing support offered.

Mr Rocke lost 42 kilograms with the help of the Biggest Loser trainers, but has gained back 30 kilograms in the past year.

The pair said the lack of support following the show played a large role in their weight gain.

"I honestly believe that more people have gained weight than kept the weight off of all the contestants they've had on the show," Mr Rocke said.

Upon leaving the show Ms de Campos said contestants were only offered brief counselling on how to deal with attention from fans.

"We got half an hour with a psychologist about how we might get stopped on the street after you were eliminated before they spit you out and send you home, which was great, scare the crap out of you and basically left you with no way to deal with things," she said.

"It's not sustainable to do six to eight hours training a day and then think you're going to mirror image that you're going to transplant that life in the house to back home."

Experts have also criticised the show for using unsustainable methods and ignoring the psychological aspects of obesity.

"I'd say that's even more important than even any of the exercise they were doing, because people being of that high weight to begin with there is going to be a lot of psychological issues," dietician Mia Ballinden told ACA.

Amanda Brock was the heaviest woman to join Biggest Loser in 2009 and lost 57 kilograms but she told the Nine Network she had booked herself into a weight-loss retreat after re-gaining weight.

The full interviews air tonight on the Nine Network at 6.30pm.

05 Sep, 2011

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