Jillian Michaels released a video where she slammed the popular keto diet that has been endorsed by a long list of celebrities including Jenna Jameson and Halle Berry.
In a surprising move,
Also known as the ketogenic diet, it is a low-carb, moderate protein, and high-fat diet that was originally created to help people who have a seizure disorder.
The strict meal plan causes people to go into ketosis, which prompts the body to burn fat rapidly due to the non-consumption of carbs.
However, over the years, celebrities adopted the diet to stay thin, and the fitness trainer believes it is an unhealthy and ineffective plan.
Michaels issued a dire warning by saying carbs are “not actually the devil” and added: “I don’t understand. Like, why would anyone think this is a good idea.”
The 44-year-old fitness guru went to say in the clip: “You know what we need to do? All fat and animal protein! Ding, ding ding! No! Bad plan. For a million reasons.”
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She explained: “Your cells, your macromolecules, are 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 an essential purpose for your overall health and wellbeing. Every one of them.”
The star of the
Roker, who swears by the diet to stay in shape, slammed the celebrity fitness trainer by reminding the world of her past behavior on the reality show in a tweet that read: “So @JillianMichaels says #Keto is a bad idea. This from a woman who promoted on camera bullying, deprivation, manipulation and more weekly in the name of weight loss. Now those sound like bad ideas.”
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