Jillian Michaels Slams the Keto Diet



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The Biggest Loser fitness coach, Jillian Michaels, has slammed the popular keto diet, called it a “bad idea.”

Michael’s says of the diet, which focuses on a high-fat, low-carb eating plan, “I don’t understand. Like, why would anyone think this is a good idea?”

Speaking to Women’s Health, Michael’s said the keto diet is a bad plan for a number of reasons.

“Your cells, your macro molecules, are literally made up of protein, fat, carbohydrates, nucleic acids. When you do not eat one of the three macro nutrients — those three things I just mentioned — you’re starving yourselves,” she said. “Those macro nutrients serve a very important purpose for your overall health and wellbeing. Each and every one of them.”

Instead, Michael’s suggest eating a well round diet and most of all avoiding processed foods.

“You don’t eat processed sugar, you don’t eat processed grains, and to make a very long story short: avoid the keto diet,” she said. “Common sense. Balanced diet is key.”