(UGHHHHH!!! I just wrote a long, detailed post, and (how, I don’t even know..) it deleted. It is gone! Poof. UGH!!! There is no way I could recreate my post, nor do I even want to at this point. So what you are getting is a much more condensed version (perhaps that is a good thing) of what I origionally set out to write.)
I watched The Biggest Loser for many seasons; I understand the inspiration part…I really do, and I like seeing the transformation. And I think it is great that people change their lives through hard work. However, I also think it gives the public a disturbed view of weight loss. Much of what they do is unhealthy and unrealistic. And it is pretty much one big commercial for their endorsement deals. And don’t even get me started on the marathon bs they pull (if you want to read about that, go here for a good post).
But this is not about the Biggest Loser. It is about their trainer, Jillian Michaels. Jillian constantly preaches about “there not being a magic pill” but low and behold….whatta ya know…Jillian Michaels has a line of calorie control, fat burner and weight loss pills.
I am confused. I thought Jillian promoted 100% natural way to weight loss. I thought Jillian believed in doing it 100% on your own. I guess when you are making bank on endorsements, you change your song and dance. Sounds like a sell-out to me…
(I found a high volume of articles that advise against taking any of her pills and also found a bunch of articles in reference to law suits being filed on her by people who have had problems with the pills, but I didnt want to clog up my post with links. If you are interested, simply google Jillian Michaels pills.)
What are your thoughts on a certified trainer (especially one that people look up to nationally) promoting diet pills? What are your thoughts on BL, Jillian Michaels and diet pills in general?