Fitness trainer Jillian Michaels has previously slammed the Keto lifestyle and recently she said that a strict diet is never a requirement in order to lose weight.
The 45-year-old who is best known for her appearances on NBC, The Biggest Loser has inspired people to stay in shape. She even launched her own workout program, My Fitness App to help people to achieve their fitness goals.
Besides running the fitness app, her current focus is on a 100-mile #StepWithJillian challenge throughout the month of July.
”I have committed to walk 100 miles this month in solidarity with refugees who must travel tremendous distances to find safety,” Jillian said
Jillian got the inspiration of the project when she traveled with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to the Democratic Republic of Congo earlier this year to meet with refugees in the country.
She added: ”This cause, in particular, is very personal for me,”
”Refugees are truly the most vulnerable population of human beings on the planet — half of whom are children. They are persecuted at no fault of their own for simply existing.”
”Funds to aid these refugees are so desperately needed, and I committed to doing what I can to help raise them.”
Talking about weight loss, the fitness guru revealed that people should focus on the ingredients in each of their meals and snacks. She also advised if someone wants to significantly alter their food intake, they should employ the Mediterranean diet.
In an interview Jillian told Daily Mail, ”I’d say it’s never necessary,”
”I’ve taken the most unhealthy individuals with every obesity-related, health-related condition and reversed it with common sense, clean eating and a reasonable, consistent fitness regimen.”
”Individuals who struggle with weight already have to overcome the emotional and psychological components associated with being overweight — adding an extremely restrictive diet that isn’t sustainable to the mix is a recipe for disaster.”
”The simple math of calories in verses calories out when it comes to weight loss.”
”Overall health, longevity, immunity, etc. are related to the quality of your food,”
”This means eating clean, whole foods…common sense eating combined with not overeating.”
”Only because it recommends healthy versions of all macronutrients,”
”It’s the most balanced overall by far.”
Jillian spoke with Women’s Health that how the keto diet was a ‘bad plan for a million reasons.’
She said at that time, ”Your cells, your macromolecules, are literally made up of protein, fat, carbohydrates, nucleic acids. When you do not eat one of the three macronutrients — those three things I just mentioned — you’re starving yourselves,”
”Those macronutrients serve a very important purpose for your overall health and wellbeing. Each and every one of them.”