Kai lost 118 pounds on the show and gained more than 70 of it back.
- contestants on the show were pressured to exercise even when severely injured
- she was pressured to diet by dehydration
- she was encouraged to ignore the advice of nutritionists and listen to the show's trainers
- that "a week" on the show was often longer than a week: "A week is not a week on TV. ... I'm saying that it would be most times longer than a week," she says.
She says she left the show with a very poor mental body image. Once she got home, she considered coffee a meal. Her hair was falling out. Her family even staged an intervention.
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