- Jillian Michae ls is a famous personal trainer, renowned for her no-nonsense straight talk.
- Michaels recently told People that the popular ketogenic diet, often referred to as “keto” for short, is little more than a “fad.”
- She urged readers not to follow the keto diet and said that it does not help with long-term weight loss.
- The keto diet is a high-fat, low-carb eating plan that’s designed to force your body into a fat-burning ketogenic state.
The ketogenic diet, often referred to as “keto” for short, has been garnering a lot of attention for its storied weight loss results and strange food requirements. Even celebrities like Megan Fox and Kourtney Kardashian have credited the high-fat, low-carb plan for their famous figures.
There is one celebrity, however, who rejects this trending diet as nothing more than a “fad” — and she might be the one you want to listen to. Fitness guru Jillian Michaels, of “Biggest Loser” fame, recently told People that keto is not a good idea for the average person.
“Do not go keto. Just work out, eat clean and don’t overeat. I promise you, balanced diet,” she said. “It’s that simple.”
Michaels claims that keto grew popular because it “helps significantly to manage your insulin levels,” which might be good for people with health conditions associated with very high insulin levels — like polycystic ovary syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and infertility— but it doesn’t make sense for most people.
The main concern, according to Michaels, is that the keto diet might trick people into thinking they “can eat whatever” and however much food they want.
“Calorie management and calorie restriction is less oxidative stress, so it’s far better for aging and being healthier,” she told People.
Indeed, although many people find weight loss success on the diet, keto is not designed to be a permanent way of eating. For the meal plan to have any effect, your diet must be made up of 60 to 80% fat and less than 10% carbs— which is fairly unsustainable.