Fitness trainer Jillian Michaels, who beat the popular Keto lifestyle notoriously, has revealed why a strict diet is never a requirement for people who want to lose weight.
The 45-year-old first made her mark in the fitness world on TV shows the biggest loser she's inspired, and shouted at, participants get them in shape. Jillian has since used her passion for fitness to launch her own training program, the My fitness app, to help more customers achieve their health goals.
And in a new interview with DailyMail.com, the weight loss guru revealed that there are only two tips people really need to know to lose weight – neither need to go on one of the social media sweeping fad diets.
Toned: Jillian Michaels, 45, launched in American households with her role as personal trainer on weight loss program The Biggest Loser
Slimming tips: When talking to DailyMail.com, Jillian revealed that people lose weight by counting the calories they consume and eating clean food, preferably organic
& # 39; I'd say it's never necessary, & Jillian said about dieting and added: & # 39; I have taken the most unhealthy people with any obesity-related, health-related condition and have this reversed with common sense, clean food and a reasonable, consistent fitness regime. & # 39;
Fad diets constantly saturate the internet and social media and promise radical solutions to one's body interests.
But a problem that Jillian has noticed with her customers, and people in general, is that strictly restricting what someone eats through a diet makes it impossible to sustain.
& # 39; Persons struggling with weight must already overcome the emotional and psychological components associated with being overweight. Adding an extremely restrictive diet that is not sustainable for the mix is a recipe for disasters, & # 39; she said.
Jillian even claimed that there were & # 39; only two facts you should know & # 39; to lose weight – and she claimed that slimming was a viable goal for everyone.
Her first tip was that everyone learns the simple calculation of calories in verses when it comes to weight loss, & # 39; said Jillian.
Stay active: the personal trainer, who has launched the My Fitness workout app, has become an avid critic of most diets, including the keto diet
The only exception: the only diet that Jillian would ever recommend to customers would be the Mediterranean diet, since it is the most balanced whole & # 39; is
The second tip that Jillian recommends is that people focus on the ingredients in each of their meals and snacks.
& # 39; Overall health, longevity, immunity, etc. are related to the quality of your food, & # 39; she said. & # 39; This means eating clean, whole food … common sense food combined with not overeating. & # 39;
Jillian Michaels & # 39; two simple tips for losing weight
- Know the simple math of calories in vs calories
- Focus on the ingredients in each of your meals and snacks – know what you put into your body
Although Jillian is an avid critic of diets, she admitted that if anyone thought they really needed to significantly change their food intake, they should use the Mediterranean diet.
& # 39; Only because it recommends healthy versions of all macro nutrients, & # 39; she said. & # 39; It is by far the most balanced overall. & # 39;
The Mediterranean diet is rich in vegetable food, fish, whole grains and healthy fats – with an occasional glass of wine – and is composed of the eating habits of people in Italy and Greece.
What makes the Mediterranean diet above others, Jillian said, was that it lacked the same restrictions that people find in other diets. Instead of begging people to eliminate a food group, it focuses on the healthy options within that food group.
Jillian's thoughts about diets increased after she spoke to him in January Women's health about how the Keto diet was a & # 39; bad plan for a million reasons & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Your cells, your macromolecules, are literally made up of proteins, fats, carbohydrates and nucleic acids. If you don't eat one of the three macronutrients – those three things I just mentioned – you're starving, & she said then. & # 39; Those macronutrients serve a very important purpose for your overall health and well-being. Piece by piece. & # 39;
Standing in solidarity: Jillian launched her # StepWithJillian challenge this month, where she promised to walk 100 miles in July to raise money and awareness for refugees
Backlash followed by Today presenter Al Roker, who lost more than 40 pounds following the strict, high-fat, low-carbohydrate plan.
He aimed at Jillian and her statements against the diet, which encouraged her to invite him later on social media to have an open conversation about lifestyle.
& # 39; He completely avoided it, & # 39; Jillian said when asked to update the situation. & # 39; I have repeatedly offered it. & # 39;
One of her current focuses, in addition to running her My Fitness App, includes a 100 miles #StepWithJillian challenge throughout the month of July.
& # 39; (I) have pledged to walk 100 miles this month in solidarity with refugees who have to travel enormous distances to find safety, & # 39; Jillian explained.
The inspiration for the project began after Jillian traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) earlier this year to meet refugees in the country.
& # 39; This cause is particularly personal to me & # 39 ;, she said and added: & # 39; Refugees are really the most vulnerable population of people on earth – half of whom are children. They are being prosecuted through no fault of their own.
& # 39; Funds to help these refugees are desperately needed, and I have done everything I can to help educate them. & # 39;
Jillian encourages people to join her in the challenge or to donate.
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