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Jillian Michaels is explaining her decision to exit NBC's The Biggest Loser after 10 years, citing irreconcilable differences (so to speak) with producers.

The 40-year-old fitness guru admits to People that "there were some fundamental [differences with Loser producers] that have existed for a while."

"I don't want the fans to think I feel like I'm too big for the show or that I'm seeking greener pastures. I'm so grateful to the show and so sad to leave."

Jillian Michaels of The Biggest Loser

One main issue was producers' portrayal of Michaels herself.

"In the beginning of the show it was tough love. You saw the tough, and you saw the love," she says, but lately, "You saw none of the relationships."

"[You saw] none of the bonds that I build with my clients."

As a result, the trainer believes, "millions of people have this warped negative perception of me" as a harsh person, and that spilled into her personal life.

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According to a number of reports, Rob Kardashian wants nothing to do with Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

But this doesn't mean the overweight 27-year old is finished with reality television for good.

According to anonymous Hollywood Life insiders, Kris Jenner has been meeting with NBC to pitch her son for a spot on The Biggest Loser Season 16.

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Rob Kardashian is not thin. He and his large body mass are behind the wheel in this photograph.

Both E! and NBC are owned by NBC Universal, meaning many of the same folks involved with KUWTK also play a role on The Biggest Loser.

"Everyone is on board for this to happen except Rob, he still needs convincing," the site claims. "But most people involved in the talks think Kris will get her way and have him join the show."

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A show about losing weight may be losing one of its stars.

According to People sources, Jillian Michaels is "deeply concerned about the direction" of The Biggest Loser and may soon depart the series that made her famous.

"She is turned off by the mean-spirited story lines and poor care of the contestants," an anonymous insider tells the magazine.

This rumors comes a few months after the show’s most controversial finale to date, as Rachel Frederickson won the latest season, but failed to win over critics.

Many believe Frederickson dieted to a dangerously low level, dropping 150 pounds in the process.

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Give The Biggest Loser winner Rachel Frederickson credit for her attitude.

After her stunning 155-pound weight loss - and resulting 105-pound frame - were revealed on the Season 15 finale, the 24-year-old faced major backlash.

Millions of viewers of NBC's weight loss competition, and some of the trainers who helped her, thought she had gone too far and was too skinny now.

Rachel Frederickson didn't see it as just criticism, though. Just concern.

Rachel Frederickson After The Biggest Loser

"I'll always be grateful for the concern everyone had," Rachel tells Us Weekly.

"I will say, I had so much positive support, even on social media. Honestly, you look at it and you say, 'Wow, if people are talking, they're concerned or supportive.'"

"And at the end of the day, that's pretty amazing to have so many people aware of what I went through," she added, "and what others are going through."

Wow. That is one positive outlook. She admits it wasn't always easy, though.

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The Biggest Loser winner Rachel Frederickson hasn't kept all the weight off since the show's finale, and in her case, she says that's a very good thing.

The winner of the 15th season, who shocked the cast and TBL viewers with her wild 155-pound slimdown, revealed that she has since gained 20 back.

She does not regret the big response to her big reveal, however.

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"It started a discussion about body image. That's huge," Rachel says of the debate over whether she was too thin upon revealing her winning figure at the time.

Since then, "I've gone up about 20 pounds," she adds.

As a result of that, "I think I'm at my perfect weight."

That would put the 24-year-old Rachel Frederickson at a sound 125 pounds, after weighing for the final time on The Biggest Loser at just 105.

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When Rachel Frederickson revealed her weight loss on The Biggest Loser finale, even Jillian Michaels was agasp. Until now, though, she hadn't opened up about it.

"I was stunned," the trainer told HuffPost Live.

"I thought she had lost too much weight."

Michaels said the show implements a number of checks and balances, including having the trainers check in with contestants even after the ranch.

But she had no idea Rachel Frederickson had been losing so much on her own, bringing her weight loss total to a staggering 155 pounds (out of 260).

"In my opinion, this had fallen through those checks and balances," she said of The Biggest Loser winner and her controversial season-ending reveal.

Frederickson herself has since said she may have gone to an extreme, admitting: "Maybe I was a little too enthusiastic in my training to get to the finale."

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The Biggest Loser winner Rachel Frederickson, 24, visited Today this morning, and if she was looking to quell criticism of her appearance, she succeeded.

She certainly appeared much healthier than earlier this month, when she won The Biggest Loser and shocked the world with her astonishing weight loss.

Rachel Frederickson on Today

The former swimmer dropped 155 pounds (starting from 260 when the show began) in just a seven-month span, and stunned viewers with her big reveal.

Even trainers Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper were stunned.

Rachel Frederickson came under fire for being too skinny and the show itself was criticized for what some believe is a lack of ethics and oversight.

But since then, the former swimming standout seems to have slightly filled out, with much less severe facial features in what she calls her "maintenance mode."

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When Rachel Frederickson unveiled her 155-pound weight loss in just seven months on The Biggest Loser finale, jaws literally hit the floor. Or at least fell in that direction.

Jillian Michaels' reaction was priceless, while the 24-year-old's trainer, Dolvett Quince, admits he was as "shocked" by her appearance as the viewing populace.

"The first thing that went through my mind was, 'That's just too much,'" he said.

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Rachel Frederickson tells People that perhaps she competed a little too hard, working out six hours a day in the three months leading up to her astonishing reveal.

"Maybe I was a little too enthusiastic in training to get to the finale," says the contestant, who won $250,000 on The Biggest Loser, and who also defends her actions.

Asked point blank whether she has an eating disorder or whether she is too skinny as a result of dropping to 105 lbs., Frederickson replies, "I am very, very healthy."

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No future winner of The Biggest Loser is likely to look as rail-thin as Rachel Frederickson, thanks to "small but significant tweaks" to the series, reports indicate.

Sources connected to the show tell E! News that producers are looking to add more support and check-ins for contestants after they shoot the final episode.

The discussion about what happens to the contestants after leaving the ranch can be traced to the winner of the most recent season, Rachel Frederickson.

In the three months between the grueling on-air workouts and the season finale weigh-in, she lost an additional 45 pounds and shocked the audience.

At 5'4", she weighed in at 105 pounds, down from a peak of 260, leaving Jillian Michaels and the show's other trainers with their jaws on the ground.

In turn, "there might be more focus on what happens to the winner after they are supposedly done with the show," says one source tied to the hit series.

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In the wake of The Biggest Loser's controversial finale last week, some critics are calling for the NBC show to alter its format, or be canceled altogether.

Rachel Frederickson revealed she'd lost a whopping 155 lbs. - including 45 in the past three months alone - to win this season, and spark controversy.

Now, experts in health, fitness and public relations are weighing in on The Biggest Loser and how it can be improved for future seasons and contestants.

Five suggestions appear below. See if you agree ...

Rachel Frederickson Before and After Photos
Rachel Frederickson before and after weight loss on The Biggest Loser. What a transformation.

1. Set limits on how much contestants can lose. Those who deem Rachel Frederickson too skinny argue that she was allowed to go way, way too far.

Producers "should put measures into place to ensure [excessive weight loss] doesn't happen again," says crisis public relations specialist Jesse Derris.

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