Jillian Michaels has never shied away from having an unpopular opinion when it comes to health, wellness or fitness. She’s always the number one skeptic when it comes to weight loss diets or workouts, and has an incredibly non-BS way of expressing her views.
Now in a new interview with Women’s health in the UK, the old one The Biggest Loser The coach is targeting the positive political correct body movement that has swept the wellness world in recent years, saying it could put people’s health and lives at risk.
“I think we are politically correct to the point of putting people in danger,” she told the magazine in their January / February issue featuring her on the cover. She points out that she doesn’t encourage excluding anyone and that shaming anyone for their weight is definitely wrong.
“Yes, we want to include everyone (and respect the fact that) everyone comes in all shapes and sizes. That no one should ever be ashamed of the body or ashamed or left out of fat and everyone is equally deserving and should feel just as valuable.
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However, she is concerned that encouraging people to say that being overweight is desirable may be more potentially harmful than anything else.
“Obesity in and of itself is not something that should be glamorous,” she continued. “But we’ve become so politically correct that no one wants to say it.”
Michaels also added that she did not believe the return of the The Biggest Loser this January will be welcomed with open arms.
“I think the world has moved to a place where this format and this message is seen as a shame,” she shared. “But it isn’t, and it isn’t meant to be. Now, we’ve gone this far in the opposite direction.”
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Many people have expressed outrage at Michaels’ comments, including body positivity advocate Jameela Jamil.
“The elitist ignorance of a long-time notorious bully of fat people. Don’t settle for shame and blame, ”the Good Place star shared in a series of tweets. “Inexpensive food, which most can afford, is full of hormones and sugars. Many work too many jobs to have the time / money to work. There is PCOS, insulin resistance, drug side effects… etc. “
“Just being out there, or even DARE to post a great photo of yourself feeling beautiful and sexy, is NOTHING glamorous,” she continued. “It’s just to exist and love yourself. Not a crime. Not a threat to anyone. Shame and erasure don’t work. If that was the case, we would now be a * very * thin world. “
This isn’t the first time Michaels has ruffled feathers with his controversial views. She has criticized the high-fat, high-carb keto diet (favored by celebrities such as Kourtney Kardashian, Jenna Jameson, and Al Roker) on several occasions, calling it a “bad plan” for “a million reasons.”
“I don’t understand. For example, why would anyone think this is a good idea?” Michaels said in a video for Women’s health. “Don’t do keto,” she continued. And am I not allowed to swear? Yes, keto is all the rage. The reason keto has gained so much attention is that it significantly helps manage your insulin levels. Very high insulin, a very bad thing. “
She went on to explain that the reason people lose weight with diet is because they starve by starving their bodies of nutrients. Instead, Michaels encourages a healthy, balanced diet. “You don’t eat processed sugar, you don’t eat processed grains, and the short story: avoid the keto diet,” she added. “Common sense. A balanced diet is essential.”
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