Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Jillian and The Biggest Loser - Can You Be Fit and Fat? - Notes from the Jillian Michaels Show Podcast

The producers of The Biggest Loser all got fired.  They started to ask Jillian to come back.  She made a list of things that were acceptable to her, and a list of things that were unacceptable to her.  She had all of the unacceptable things taken out of her contract.  She thinks she underestimated the role she had on The Biggest Loser and the impact it had on her audience.  They're going to have a kid on each team, and are focusing on childhood obesity.  More discussion on the podcast, check it out!

Can You Be Fit and Fat?

  • "Skinny fat" - High body fat content, but slim.  Extremely unhealthy.  Just because a person is smaller, doesn't mean they're healthy.
  • Things that will make you healthy - quality food and exercise.
    • Quality food - it can be like medicine!
    • Exercise - Cleans the body and helps many facets than your life.
  • Eating bad food and being sedentary will make you obese.
  • You can still have extra weight, but be fit.
  • Size is not indicative of wellness.
Re-inventing Potatoes
  • A baked potato is only 150 calories and could have antioxidants.  Skip butter, use greek yogurt instead of sour cream, and put some chives on it.
  • Potato salad - there's a vinegar-based version which is much healthier.  If you still need creaminess, use non-fat yogurt.
  • Make your own fries.  Bake them, don't fry them.  Cut them up, spritz them with olive oil, bake them at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
  • Mashed potatoes - No butter and whole milk.  Use non-fat milk and no butter.  Boil potato in low-sodium chicken broth to get more flavor.

A lady called in, and she's massively overtraining.  Jillian will be sending her DVDs!

When you're trying to lose weight, you don't want a calorie deficit of over 500 calories, or your body will go into emergency mode and adapt for starvation purposes.  Your metabolism will change, and not for the better.

There will always be stuff on your body you don't like.  Seriously.  Even Jillian doesn't like her own booty.

This podcast is from 10/6/12.

I did my best to compile these notes from the show.  If there are any errors, please send me an email, and I'll try to correct it as soon as possible.  I am not a doctor, personal trainer, dietician, or anything that would remotely qualify me to give advice about health, medicine, or anything else.  Please consult a professional before following any advice.  This site is a summary of information provided on the Jillian Michaels Podcast that was compiled to the best of my ability.  I am not responsible for any inaccuracies or errors.

Photo from Empowered Media/ITunes.

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