Jillian Michaels feuds with stars like Andy Cohen, Jenna Jameson and Al Roker over uber popular keto diet

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Fitness trainer Jillian Michaels called on some celebrities to “behave like adults” after she sparked a heated feud by slamming a popular diet.

The 44-year-old trainer invited Al Roker, Andy Cohen and other fans of the trendy ketogenic diet to have a “civil intelligent debate” after her negative comments about the low-carb, high-fat eating plan caused instant backlash.

“I don’t understand. Like, why would anyone think this is a good idea?” Michaels said in a Women’s Health video.

“‘You know what we need to do? All fat and animal protein! Ding, ding ding!’” she said in the “Rant Or Rave” video series. “No! Bad plan. For a million reasons.”

But proponents of the diet were not happy with the trainer’s views.

Producer, television and radio host Andy Cohen called out Michaels as the “Jackhole of the Day” on “Watch What Happens Live,” Wednesday, according to Fox News.

“Don’t feel bad, keto diet. A lot of people think Jillian Michaels is a bad idea,” he said on the Bravo nightly talk show series.

NBC’s “Today” show weather anchor slammed what he deemed unqualified advice from a former participant in “The Biggest Loser.”

Michaels addressed the diet again in a video for Shape magazine.

And she challenged Roker and Cohen to discuss their views in a more civilized format.

Michaels also shouted out to Roker in a video, saying the name-callin and personal attacks were “beneath” the weatherman whom she admitted she respects.

Michaels called out those who won’t criticize her to her face in a TMZ video Tuesday.

“Why don’t we behave like adults. We don’t need to name call, we don’t need to have personal attacks. If we’re going to have a debate about keto, let’s have a debate about keto. But of course, when I invited them to do that, both ran away with their tail between their legs,” she said.

Former adult film star Jenna Jameson joined the debate on Tuesday, calling “bulls***” on doubts about the diet which she claimed has been successful for her.

“Let’s talk intuition. I have found that people get scared into overthinking keto,” Jameson wrote in an Instagram  post photos of herself with her daughter Batel Lu before and after she started the diet.

 

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Let’s talk intuition. I have found that people get scared into overthinking keto. That if they intake too much protein, or don’t have the correct macros they will fail. I call bullshit. Trust your intuition and your body. Stop buying foods labeled keto and MAKE your own foods! Buy whole foods. Eat until satiated and implement intermittent fasting. YOU WILL LOSE. Not only will you lose, your skin will be tighter and brighter, your mind I’ll fire on all cylinders. I am not pushing a product, I’m only pushing my way of thinking and my healthy lifestyle. I love you 😘 #ketotransformation #keto #ketodiet #beforeandafter #beforeandafterweightloss #weightlosstransformation #weightlossjourney #weightlosstransformation #biohacking #intermittentfasting #intuition feel free to join my keto page @ketocantlose

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“That if they intake too much protein, or don’t have the correct macros they will fail,” she added. “I call bulls—. Trust your intuition and your body.”

The 44-year-old lost 80 pounds since starting the diet in March and has been quite open in sharing her journey after having her baby in 2017.

 

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The before pic shows a tired new mom in absolute love. Sore but elated. Batel was only 2 weeks… and I am still in awe of the fact that my body made a perfect 8 lb baby. I honor that beautiful body. Batel is now 21 months and I’m still in awe of this body that continues to nourish her. I hope that all of you mommys understand how magical you are! PS- thank you for all the prayers for my husband. He is going into surgery tonight at 6 pm *** update he’s getting prepped for surgery right now 😨*** update- he’s out of surgery and doing very well. I know he will come through with flying colors. Baruch HaShem. Shabbat Shalom #ketotransformation #beforeandafterweightloss #positivevibes #beforeandafter #postpartumbody #postpartum #breastfeeding #ketodiet #keto #ketotransformation #intermittentfasting #biohacking #prayers #shabbatshalom

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“I am not pushing a product, I’m only pushing my way of thinking and my healthy lifestyle,” Jameson wrote in her post Tuesday.

“Stop buying foods labeled keto and MAKE your own foods! Buy whole foods,” she added. “Eat until satiated and implement intermittent fasting. YOU WILL LOSE. Not only will you lose, your skin will be tighter and brighter, your mind I’ll fire on all cylinders.”

Frieda Powers

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Originally from New York, Powers graduated from New York University and eventually made her way to sunny South Florida where she has been writing for the BizPacReview team since 2015.
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