Jillian Michaels Offers Much Needed Advice

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Jillian Michaels is one of the most controversial and toughest trainers on ‘The Biggest Loser’. Every week we see her pushing her trainees to their limits and every week we see dramatic results. This must mean that she knows what she is doing and can get it done. Now she is sharing some of the helpful tips that she uses to keep in shape.

Some of us do crazy things in order to keep ourselves from eating too much food or even the wrong kinds of food. Some people have admitted to flushing food down the toilet in order to keep it away from themselves. Jillian said that this is a practice that you should not be ashamed of.

“Why?” she asked. “Why should we apologize for the practices that help us manage the symptoms while we deal with the real reasons we eat? I pour candle wax on my food at restaurants,” Jillian admitted. “Not wanting to ‘waste food’ is a poor excuse for ending up far worse off later on, dealing with all the health problems that come with obesity.”

Why walk when you can run! Many are wondering if running is truly the best cardio workout to help you lose weight. “Absolutely,” she said. “There are lots of great ways to get your heart rate up, but if you want to see the pounds melt off, running is the fastest way. But I get that not everyone is built for it–knee problems, tight IT bands, heel spurs; I get it.” Whatever you do, she said, “Don’t forget the weights! The more muscle you build, the faster your metabolism will run.”

Above all else you need to stay positive. Many of us get excited when we have lost weight – but then a few minutes later we tell ourselves that we still have more to lose and more often then not we are discouraged again. “Stop,” she said. “What does that do,” she said, “apart from negate everything you’ve already accomplished? You’re being self-deprecating and disempowering, and that doesn’t serve anyone-and especially not you. Be proud of what you’ve done for yourself.”