The popular keto diet isn’t a favorite to Jillian Michaels, who calls the high-fat, low-carb eating plan a bad plan. “I don’t understand. Like, why would anyone think this is a good idea? You know what we need to do? All fat and animal protein!’ No! Bad plan. For a million reasons,” the 44-year-old said in a video for Women’s Health.
The concern with keto to Michaels is the lack of essential nutrients your body lacks by following the diet. “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. Those macro nutrients serve a very important purpose for your overall health and wellbeing. Each and every one of them,” she said.
Her advice is for everyone to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet everyday.
“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.”
“Do not go keto. Just work out, eat clean and don’t overeat. I promise you, balanced diet,” she added. “It’s that simple.”
The trainer also commented on “zoodles” which are noodles made from veggies.
“Veggies are great for you, so the more vegetables you eat the better off you’re going to be, right? With that said, carbs are not actually the devil, so if you feel like you want pasta, the key is: whole grain, go organic whenever possible so you’re not getting pesticides and all the processed crap.”
“Again, don’t go overeat, but of course something like a zoodle is going to be better for you at the end of the day, so I’m all for it,” she said. “If you feel like you just need to carb craze, if you adhere to those guidelines I set out you’ll be fine. I eat carbs all the time and I’m the picture of health.”