A Clinical Psychologist from Operation Transformation is defending the comments.
Slow and steady wins the race.
That's the message members of the Operation Transformation team say they were trying to impart onto Offaly leader Shane Farrell during a recent weigh in.
Shane set a record for weight loss in a week on the show, losing 17lbs, and with experts not universally praising the drop.
Portarlington Clinical Psychologist Dr.Eddie Murphy who's involved in the show - doesn't feel the comments were excessive: