The post came in response to Bridges’ assertion on the show that she was yet to meet a morbidly obese person who was happy.
“Michelle Bridges came out on Australian Story last night and claimed she has never met a morbidly obese person who was happy,” Rochester wrote.
Rochester who hosted four seasons of the reality television series The Biggest Loser before she was replaced by former swimmer and television host Hayley Lewis, said the times she had been the most unhappy in her life were when she was thin, not fat.
“I have been happy at 115 kilos having loads of sex and jumping from one boyfriend to another to being miserable and painfully thin, starving to keep my job and make my TV bosses happy and working out at 4am before working an 18 hour day only to go home and have water for dinner.”
Michelle Bridges on Australian Story. Post continues after video…
The comment that spurned the post came from a segment where Bridges addressed the perception she has an agenda against overweight people.
“I think it might be seen that I have this agenda on people who are overweight or people who are deemed fat. Honestly if you are happy where you are, genuinely, more power to you,” Bridges said.
“But I can tell you now, I am yet to have met someone who is morbidly obese and happy.”
Rochester responded with claims that Bridges was “fat-phobic”.
“I clearly stated over and over again in my book Confessions of a Dieter that I never wanted to be a head on a stick and the most important thing I had learned in my journey was that no amount of dieting will make you happy unless you are ready to just be happy no matter what size you are.”