Many celebrities such as Jenna Jameson, Jersey Shore‘s Vinny “Keto Guido” Guadagnino, and Halle Berry swear by the ketogenic diet. However, Jillian Michaels is not only not buying it, but she says the keto diet is a “bad idea.” That sparked a war of words from Andy Cohen and Al Roker. C- LIST CELEBRITY FIGHT!!!
In a video for Women’s Health, Michaels could not understand why anyone would want to do the keto diet of extremely low in carbs and high in fat. “I don’t understand,” the former Biggest Loser trainer said. “Like, why would anyone think this is a good idea?” Michaels continued, “You know what we need to do? All fat and animal protein! No! Bad plan. For a million reasons.”
“Do not go keto. Just work out, eat clean and don’t overeat. I promise you, balanced diet. It’s that simple,” Michaels added. “To make a very long story short: avoid the keto diet.”
“Your cells, your macromolecules, are literally made up of protein, fat, carbohydrates, nucleic acids,” Jillian explained. “When you do not eat one of the three macronutrients — those three things I just mentioned — you’re starving yourselves. Those macronutrients serve a very important purpose for your overall health and wellbeing. Each and every one of them.”
Jillian appeared on the Steve Harvey Show last April and said the keto diet was basically a new version of the Atkins Diet.
Instead, Michaels recommends limiting your calories, don’t overindulge in processed sugars and grains, eat a balanced diet and exercising. Besmirching the super trendy diet has put Michaels in the crosshairs of fellow pseudo-celebrities Andy Cohen and Al Roker.
“So @JillianMichaels says #Keto is a bad idea,” Roker tweeted. “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.” Imagine being a celebrity trainer and getting taken to the woodshed by a 64-year-old weatherman?
Then Andy Cohen attacked Michaels for her anti-keto stance. During his show Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, the Bravo host named Jillian Michaels his “Jackhole of the Day.” “Don’t feel bad, keto diet,” Andy said. “A lot of people think Jillian Michaels is a bad idea.” Cohen has had a running feud with Michaels and in 2013 he said the Biggest Loser trainer was his least favorite late-night guest ever. Who knew so many sorta celebrities had such passionate takes on diet plans.