When Jillian Michaels speaks, I listen. Why? Because when it comes to female personal trainers – the famous ones, anyway – there are only two that I respect: Jillian Michaels and Jackie Warner.
It should not be surprising, then, that when I came across Jillian Michaels’ diet plan, I was intrigued. It is one thing to hear what she says on The Biggest Loser about dieting, but what does she eat? Sure, she is in great shape and does not need to lose weight, so there is a difference between what she tells overweight people to eat and what she eats, but if you think that Jillian Michaels’ diet plan is sloppy and unfocused, you are mistaken.
Jillian Michaels’ diet plan looks as if she is the one who needs to lose weight. Why? Because even if you look like her, you still need to eat healthy to maintain your weight. There is no magic – you have to exercise regularly, eat a balanced diet, and give your body enough rest to look good.
Here is how Jillian Michaels’ diet plan looks on a typical day:
Breakfast: Either… Ezekiel 4:9 English muffins with almond butter. Trader Joe’s steelcut oatmeal with a banana. Trader Joe’s Greek vanilla yogurt with organic berries. Egg whites and whole-grain toast.
Lunch: A seafood or tuna nicoise salad, shrimp fajitas and a carb, like black beans or quinoa.
Snacks: Hummus and baked corn chips or carrot sticks. Chips and salsa that are baked, Guiltless Gourmet. It is 117 calories for 20 chips. Dry roasted nuts like almonds or Brazil nuts with a slice of fruit.
Dinner: A piece offish and some steamed vegetables.
Here is how Jillian Michaels’ diet plan looks on a day-of-even kind of a day:
Breakfast: Organic Greek yogurt. Trader Joe’s has some that are really good; they are no sodium and low carbs, mostly protein.
Lunch: Boiled chicken and asparagus.
Dinner: Halibut and asparagus.
Snack: If you’re starving, plain raw almonds will make you feel full. [via]