‘The Biggest Loser’ Winner Lost 171 Pounds! Trainers Share Weight Loss Tips Amid Controversy [Video]

Each season, The Biggest Loser viewers watch the obese contestants scream, cry, and sometimes even throw up as they try to win by losing big. Entitled “Glory Days,” this season wrapped up by awarding the cash prize to a contestant who lost 171 pounds, reported Us Weekly.

Meet Toma Dobrosavljevic, who rejoiced as he learned he had won the grand prize of $250,000. The project manager from Addison, Ill., achieved the highest weight loss percentage.

“I look in the mirror and I still have a hard time recognizing myself. Knowing that I’ve lost, in the last year, over 200 pounds, it’s just amazing. I started the show at 366 but at the beginning of the year I was 377 — to get to where I’m at, I’ve lost an entire person and a little bit more. It’s unbelievable.”

Also excited were the trainers, who shared their best weight loss tips with E News. For Dolvett Quince, diet trumps exercise. He recommends focusing on a low-carb diet that’s high in non-starchy vegetables and protein.

“Master the kitchen first,” he advised. “Eat more vegetables on your plate and make sure they’re green. You’ll increase your fiber intake, which acts as a flushing system so that you’re not retaining as much. Lean protein is key in everything that you do.”

Bob Harper emphasizes steering clear of sugar, stating the startling statistics.

“The average person is eating 22 teaspoons of sugar a day. A woman should be having 5 to 7 and a man 7 to 9. You have to be really careful! If you’re going to eliminate sugar—start reading the nutrition facts. Start reading the ingredients in your food.”

In addition, as the Inquisitr reported, Harper recommends a Paleo-style diet. He’s a former vegan who felt that without animal protein, he just couldn’t achieve his fitness goals.

Bob feels that eggs are egg-zactly the perfect protein.

“[I eat the] whole egg, because I want to get the fat, right? I want to get the protein and the fat. However, if I want more volume…I’ll bump it up with extra egg whites. Always two eggs, maybe three, but I’ll stick with the two and then I’ll go to like four egg whites, so it’s like still yellow.”

Amid all this positive news about the Biggest Loser, however, a controversy is boiling. Kai Hibbard, who participated on the third season of reality TV show, has launched an attack against the way that the Biggest Loser is produced, reported People.

“The whole f–ing show is a fat-shaming disaster that I’m embarrassed to have participated in,” accused Hibbard. “You’re brainwashed to believe that you’re super lucky to be there.”

But the creator of the show is fighting back.

“We put together an incredible medical team of doctors, nutritionists and therapists. You name it we’ve had it and continue to evolve [our supervised care],” declared Biggest Loser co-creator and executive producer Dave Broome.

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