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Last night (11/12/2013) I was shocked as I was sweating my ass off on the treadmill watching the biggest loser.
“Before you all step on the scale, there is something important that needs to be addressed,” host Alison Sweeney warned. “Last week, Jillian broke the rules and gave caffeine supplements to each member of her team without doctor’s permission.”
Because of the unauthorized supplements, Jillian’s white team received a 4-pound penalty — that’s 1 pound per team member. And “for fairness reasons,” the previous week’s results were declared “invalid.”
When asked for a response, Jillian said, “ ”I stand by my opinion, a caffeine supplement is significantly healthier than unlimited amounts of coffee,” Jillian said, dodging the real issue — that giving out the supplements without medical approval is against the rules of the competition, which isn’t a matter of opinion.
“My only regret is that my team, they’re the ones suffering the consequences of my professional opinion.”
Opinion Vs Rules
I found it very odd for someone who is so direct and open and honest to have NOTING on her Facebook or twitter about this today. Jillian has never hidden her understanding that caffeine and aspirin make a good combination to enhance weight loss efforts (not replace them). People have accused her of cheating in the past (and she was cleared). I understand why she thinks that the supplements are a good choice for enhancing your workout efforts. For that she gets a pass.
What I don’t understand is how she felt that giving people supplements without the doctor’s knowledge was going to be seen as “OK.”
I am somewhat taken back. All this time I thought it was eating the right foods, and sweating buckets, and puking your brains out that lead to these people losing weight. While not on the same level, I do feel this is similar to baseball players taking enhancements. Here I am with my eyes burning from sweat (I left my towel in the locker room), and it may be that the people on the television are getting a boost from the bottle. That is disheartening.
I will wait to hear her next podcast, and see why she thought it was ok to break the rules.
Just in time for those looking to kick start their weight loss in the new year, Curves Workouts with Jillian Michaels will roll out in January 2014 at participating Curves clubs across the U.S. and Canada. The program will be refreshed frequently with 12 new functional moves introduced each month throughout 2014. This new partnership also marks the next evolution of Curves and further cements the company as a leader in the fitness and weight loss category.
Jillian said, “I am so thrilled to be partnered with Curves to provide women with the tools necessary to take control of their health.” “Curves is everywhere – so now my program is accessible, effective and affordable. The workouts I’ve developed with Curves incorporate the most innovative, state-of-the-art fitness techniques to build lean muscle, amp up metabolism and kick start weight loss. Combined with the power of the Curves Circuit with a trained Coach, women will get the results they want.”
The program will be refreshed frequently with 12 new functional moves introduced each month throughout 2014. This new partnership also marks the next evolution of Curves and further cements the company as a leader in the fitness and weight loss category.
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Don’t get bodyshred and body revolution confused. The Body revolution (in my opinion) is Jillian’s version of P90X (only done in Jillian’s Kick But manner). It has 15 DVDs (15!) and a bunch of extras. If you’re looking to get your fitness going, this is a great gift.