Jillian Michaels: Don’t believe the keto diet hype

Jillian Michaels: Don’t believe the keto diet hype

How do we really decipher the thousands of
studies that are out there on all of these diets? And the problem is what people will do to
try to sell you a false bill of goods is take one study and blow that study out as though
it’s the entire picture, when of course it isn’t. Imagine you have a massive painting but I
only showed you this tiny piece of the painting but you had no idea what the hell else was
going on over here there, there’s no way you could get an accurate read on if this
is a sad picture, a happy picture, like there’s no way you could know, correct? So when we look at keto here’s why we’re
saying, or not me, but here’s where some of the advocates are espousing benefits. Well, what are we doing with keto? We’re removing carbohydrates, anything that
elevates you got about 20 grams of carbohydrates a day that you’re ingesting, which is essentially
nothing, it’s about 80 calories worth of carbohydrates out of what could be anywhere
from a 1600 to 2500 calories a day diet so that’s nothing. And it throws your body into a state of emergency
that’s what ketosis is. And because we don’t have any glucose or
glycogen, any blood sugar or stored blood sugar, we turn to fat quickly. We produce ketones and the idea is we burn
through fat and we lose fat fast. And that is true and you would think that
would be a good thing. And in addition, people will say well I reversed
my type two diabetes. Of course your insulin level was through the
floor, you’re consuming zero carbohydrates so you have no blood sugar so your pancreas
is not releasing insulin. And this can also affect conditions like polycystic
ovarian syndrome and by virtue of that connection it can also affect fertility. Fair. Let’s give it that. But here’s what we’re not talking about,
there’s zero calorie restriction on a ketogenic diet so you have a massive amount of oxidative
stress, there’s no consideration of timing with regard to food so your autophagy process
is totally out of whack In addition to that it’s very high in animal
fats and animal proteins. So we’re seeing that diets rich in saturated
fats are poor for our telomeres oxidative stress, increased inflammation,
your nutrient sensing pathways that are related to the health of your metabolism are overrun
with constant food, heavy fats, lots of animal protein and we know it hurts your telomeres
and on and on and on. Now, what about the benefits? Is it worth it? Let me tell you, the number one way to sensitize
somebody’s body, again to insulin, is exercise. I’ve been doing this a heck of a long time,
I reversed type two diabetes, I’ve helped people get off all medications for type two
diabetes and POCOS and get pregnant after years of trying and failing through a commonsense
diet where we don’t eat too much, we eat real food and we have balanced macronutrients. So I can give you all those benefits with
none of the negative side effects of keto. And last thought on keto, we’re stripping
our body of certain fruits, which have a ton of antioxidants and polyphenols in them. So again, when we look at oxidative stress
and free radicals and how they’re aging us we need to look at antioxidant foods that
help to combat that. When you start cutting out digestive enzymes
and papaya and pineapple and mango and all the beta-carotene, which is one of the top
things to help keep your telomeres long, something like keto is detrimental on so many different
levels. And the amount of benefit is so small when
we can take a completely different path get all the benefit over here, none of the negatives
over here and all the benefits over there.

100 comments on “Jillian Michaels: Don’t believe the keto diet hype

  1. Brad Fedoreshenko Post author

    She almost sounds like she knows what she is talking about, until she say high carb is good for people. I have diabetes type 2 and cant eat a piece of bread without getting sugar spikes, she also say eat clean grains, in this world only she can afford the healthy brands, she Whole Foods all the way. I would consider her word more is she had a PHD or MD in medicine or nutrition, but all she has is 2 Personal Training Certificates, that anyone can get online for $300 each. Hardly a professional education on the topics she talks down on, I lost 37 lbs in 2 months and still going. Intermediate fasting, and 3.0 on Ketosis meter and 1 or 2 lbs a week, that is Sustainability.

  2. Morticia147 Post author

    I would laugh loud about this BS, but it's to sad to do this. You mix Attkins with Keto…. Read Dr. Jason Fung's books and LEARN!

  3. Mike Heale Post author

    Most people see right through this muppet, payed for by Soda Stream (big food industry), and no science to back up her opinion, I've lost 7 stone doing Keto and halfed my meds, results and facts will win the day, keto strong…..

  4. heymisterderp Post author

    People are scared of potatoes now. But they lost SOOOOO MUCH WEIGHT. Yeeah. People lost so much weight on all kinds of diets. Carnivorous diets. Vegan diets. Vegetarian diets. Keto diets. Paleo-diets. High carb low fat diets, et al, etc.

    They don't want to hear that. They want to believe that their own particular habits are good. It's the exact same nonsense thinking that has occurred as long as "diets" have been a thing.

    I can intermittent fast with the best of them. I don't need another stupid diet too. And anyone that comes and tells me that carrots and broccoli on my potatoes aren't good food because the carbs are going to make me gain weight? GTFOOH Yeah you lost 680 pounds on your keto diet, and yet there's nothing magical about it but the thinking, and it certainly doesn't make it appropriate for everyone. I don't have to lose weight. The keto diet has nothing to offer me but deprivation of a well rounded nutritional approach. No reason, no need, no thanks.

  5. Gary E Post author

    How did she come up with this rubbish? Keto does not mean tons of animal fat and protein. 30% lean protein and lots of good fats. At least know what you are taking about. And yes, we've all tried your silly suggestion of "balanced diet". Unsustainable once you have lots of carbs, which makes you constantly hungry. So, please, don't talk crap.

  6. Caroline Samorodin Post author

    Wow, she's right. I am amazed how many misinformed people there are on here. So sad.

  7. Shannon Allen Post author

    Andy yet…. she was part of this video, https://youtu.be/q7HJ6aFivRc curious that. I saw one possible positive comment on this and I’m not sure they’re serious. Just wow ketosis is a state of emergency. I don’t think she knows more than Keto = low carb… smh

  8. missing1person Post author

    250 to 220 pounds with ZERO exercise and I'm in the best mental health I ever have been. to hell with your carbs.

  9. Riche Flowers Post author

    Are you a dietitian? How much do you know about nutrition? Have you tried keto? Just stick to what you are good at, working out and screaming at people who try to lose weight. Keto works and many many people benefit from keto diet. So don't try to manipulate people who are trying to be healthy. It might be all business to you but you are doing this at the cost of people's lives.

  10. Susie RN1814 Post author

    For someone who is suppose to be educated on weight loss, and exercise. She knows nothing about physiology. You can’t reverse diabetes while consuming large amounts of carbohydrates. Ask any endocrinologist. You also can consume wonderful fruits once your maintaining your weight. Bad video.

  11. Vexcarius Post author

    Yawn. Just lost 15 lbs after a month of keto. Fat is so satisfying that I can even skip a meal without feeling hungry. I've already done the common diet – I've eaten tons of wheat bread, chicken breasts, non-fat produce and lettuce for almost a decade only to have a seesaw in weightloss and weightgain.

    Keto is working good for me. I've learned to cook my own meals. I skipped fast food, and saved money buying overpriced "non-fat" products.

    My migraines gone, my anxiety issues gone.

  12. Iain Dennis Post author

    I have been doing the Keto diet for over a year, my BMI has fallen from 31 to 24, my waist has shrunk from 42 to 32 (not had a 32 inch waist since I was 18). I feel amazing, so much that Keto is not my diet, it is my lifestyle. This woman is talking nonsense and I would not have the health I now have had I followed her silly advice.

  13. Dr. Meme Post author

    you only "attempted" to debunk keto because it takes profits away from your garbage weight lose pills which you've had multiple lawsuits over because they are so garbage

  14. Bama Gin Post author

    Lol keto must be cutting into her money! Keto saved my life! Shame on you for trying to make people feel bad about trying to live a better life no matter how they do it.

  15. UniSwirl T Post author

    Lol….she is straight trash. All the Keto people say try Keto if you would like but don’t bash other diets. She over here attacking keto because it’s taking away from her base. A damn fitness version of Trump.

  16. AngelaHope Post author

    More than 2.6M subscribers, yet less than 103,000 views and even less like/dislike responses? Me thinks someone has bought subscribers…..

  17. ajm0824 Post author

    From Wikipedia… “As of November 2018, Big Think has begun producing videos sponsored by The Charles Koch Foundation.” Color me surprised.

  18. Sasha Bauer Post author

    LIAR, you don't know anything- you are literally only talking BS and have no scientific knowledge whatsoever. What you preach is not only absolutely wrong, it is actually DANGEROUS. Fats are so important especially for women and their hormones (but for men too ofc) while carbs and sugars can be so detrimental to your physical and mental health. Honestly I pity you and i would be embarrassed to spread that information to the world. How do you even sleep at night knowing you're worsening everyone's health around you ? YOU ARE A SAD HUMAN BEING
    Please watch this : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYOa4z6CiP0

  19. Norman Protorczyn Post author

    That's my 3rd day. Just third day. One evening of planning your diet disproves everything bad that she says about keto… I don't understand where is she coming from.

  20. Stirling Graver Post author

    she's lying. she is too savvy to be this ignorant. her business is threatened by 'KETO"

  21. Urszula Gajko Post author

    Wow! Could you be any more condescending! What a bunch of nonsense! You failed to mention ANY studies backing your opinions. Could you please address the fact that 95% of Biggest Looser contestants regain all the weight they lost plus more. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/6-years-after-the-biggest-loser-metabolism-is-slower-and-weight-is-back-up/

  22. GG Ever Post author

    You are a true idiot, I hope you look at yourself on this video, and see how stupid you look and sound, #desperatestar wannabe.

  23. oswiecacz ciemnoty Post author

    is she democratic liberal as well ,she has absolutely no clue what she is talking about. Another great example population of the western world as dumb as can be, buys anything and she knows it. Proof not everything on big think make sense

  24. DivinusRex Post author

    I Just clicked the video to dislike!

    Not one of your argument is science-backed! You are a Liar and your stupid arguments/lies almost made me call You a slut! But eventually I didn't because I even have some respect left for stupid sluts like you, so I don't Insult them.

  25. Mike Lamothe Post author

    Hey Jillian. Please explain how the standard diet and calorie restrictive diets work. 95 percent of the Boggest Loser contestants gained all their weight back, and you forced them to take diet drugs as well. How the hell is that healthy? I bet you were paid to do this video and its probably also because your not getting rich on all the garbage you sell on Amazon. People are realizing how good keto is and your just butthurt.

    Please do some research before you give your opinion because it makes you look like an ignorant moron.

  26. BR5491Z1Z Post author

    you tried for years to get pregnant and failed …AH.. hint ..the sperm goes in your vagina ..not your mouth or in your but hole …jast trying to help …peace out

  27. William Mill Post author

    This was a pile of nonsense. Not a doctor, not a nutritionist, never took a biology class, didn't graduate from college. Just nonsense.

  28. avonleagirl Post author

    In observing her demeanor and tone through this, I believe she feels threatened by Keto diet. It is taking away her business.

  29. Dalma Mirabal Post author

    Im wondering why she is doing this rant. I do not think she is stupid, yet she makes such fundamental misstakes regarding keto. My money is on she is being paid by… the fruit people? Processed food people? Stupid tv-show people? Worthless diet people? Some people, Im sure.

  30. nauzy ruaz Post author

    Hi Jillian, Im a huge fan and feel sad that you put yourself under the scientific scope of scrutiny because of your misinformed opinions. You can do better girl. Hope you're learning more and share the correct info with the world now that you know better. A lot of people follow your guidance and that's a big load of responsibility. I'm vouching for you to learn the keto science and get into having the endless benefits of the mitochondria rejuvenation effect of the ketogenic diet and sharing facts. My very best.

  31. Gary Fernandez Post author

    This lady absolutely has no understanding of nutrition, not even the basics. It’s so unfortunate that she’s a celebrity, how many people will take her advice at face value. Causing pain and early death to many many people!

  32. Dustin Vestal Post author

    This information is wayyyyyy off lady. People on keto aren't eating just bacon and butter…. You are hating on something that has helped millions of people so that you can get attention….

  33. Jenniffer Jur Post author

    Sure! let's all do a common-sense diet with a constant Carb sugary crap propaganda out there… In fact, she owns one… ummm

  34. Patti Pike Post author

    This video is pure hogwash! For someone who is a professional, you certainly have no clue what you are talking about. You say people promoting the keto diet cherry pick research, but at least they have research to back up what they are purporting. You, on the other hand, have nothing to substantiate your claims that the keto diet has the negative effects you claim it does. What is your problem? Are you trying to sell some product that wouldn't be acceptable to people on a keto diet? I am 66 and have done keto for 3 years, and loving it! I exercise every morning, I definitely watch calories, as anyone who knows anything about the keto diet will tell you that you still have to monitor how much you eat. I haven't eaten sugar in ever so long and I can make delicious, healthy meals with very few carbs. I hope you know that this video is definitely going to harm your credibility, if that is something you care about. Just sayin'.

  35. Debra Harlander Post author

    This is CRAP. Not sure why she hates keto so much except that it's hitting her pocketbook. Those of us using the keto way of life in a healthy manner know keto works. My diabetes and insulin resistance has been almost irradiated in 2 months.

  36. patrick coughlin Post author

    I am 6'2". On January 1st, 2019, I weighed 382 pounds. I had 4XL shirts that were too small. I started by cutting out all of the obvious carb-heavy foods, breads, pasta, bagels, pancakes, soda, candy, french fries, potatoes, pastries. As I did research, my diet evolved into keto. On saturday (7/13/19), I was 275. Goal is 250 by Labor Day, 225 by Xmas and then I will re-assess. I was wearing pants that were size 50 and 52. As I lost, I have slowly bought new clothes just to get me through the time until I am ready to go smaller. On Sunday, I donated all my size 46 pants as I am now wearing 44 and 42. My shirts are 2XL. Truth is, I am RARELY hungry. I have not craved any of the carb heavy foods I have given up. Not to say I haven't had cheat moments, and I have no idea how this will work long-term as I am still in the beginning for now. But, I also feel much better. My cholesterol is down, my blood pressure is down, my triglycerides are down, my blood sugar is way down.

    My weight has been a struggle since I stopped playing football in college. Even then, I was always overweight (played OLine). I have done Weight Watchers 3 times in the past and lost weight each time, only to put it back on. In 2007, I went from ~305 down to 250 in about 8 months. In 2009, went from ~290 down to 255. In 2011, went from 335 down 250.

    Secondly, the idea that exercise is the most important thing is non-sense. I have exercised during each of my weight loss crusades. What I noticed with weight watchers was that I would have weeks where I was good with the food, but slacked off on the exercise and lose 4, 5, 6 pounds. I would also have weeks where I went to the gym 4 or 5 times, but slacked off on food and I would gain each time. The food intake is SO much more important than the exercise.

    Oh, and I have not spend any money other than food and buying weights for my basement. Have not bought books, have not subscribed to diet plans. There is more than enough free information out there to help people lose weight.

  37. trebelclef Post author

    Kinda sad that he thinks his statements are rational regarding keto and fad. Her/his fat burning pills are certainly fad based on lack of research.

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  39. Joy Keller Post author

    She has no idea what she's talking about and I'm embarrassed for her. This is the woman who "motivates" people by yelling at them, folks. Who pays her? Worth looking in to. Do your own research. Her BS is easily debunked.

  40. Mark Bryant Post author

    She is so lost when it comes to ketogenic diets. Her logic is so 1980’s. Read any of the thousands if studies done and you will be enlightened mrs michaels.

  41. Mark Bryant Post author

    Wrong!!! You are wrong. No one said to cut out all fruits. You can eat fruits in moderation. No one is laying around eating bacon and pig skins thinking this is a good idea. Im a keto guy and i eat alot of nuts, and seeds and low carb veggies every day. My body is in ketosis and i get plenty of anti oxidants and polyphenols thru cruciferous veggies and clove and peppermint and other nutrient dense foods like avacados, which are very low carb and im sure jillian would aggree is an excellent choice for nutrients. She needs to do her research.

  42. sassybearbee Post author

    She's always been a defensive, angry woman. The majority of people arguing against keto have big money to lose. With keto you can find all information online for free. These people hate that people are having so much success without them and their products.

  43. Mike Naylor Post author

    What planet are you from? I have never heard more misinformation in such a short period of time. Perhaps you should close your mouth and listen to the educated experts.

  44. Rodney Oshel Post author

    You say there are studies, but you are wrong. Keto has given me a new normal…when I thought I was just a weak person who couldn't lose weight or get healthy for decades, Keto came into my life. I am now "normal". My labs look great, my BP is down, GERD is gone, side benefit to being healthier is I lost 67lbs in 3 months so far with NO exercise and am 65 years old and 11 years ago I had 6x bypass graphs on my heart. My cardiologist at the VA suggested to combine keto with intermittent fasting. What a win! I now do a 20/4 IF and am feeling even better! I love the new me and I am dropping my meds down to nothing! Big Think, you and Jillian Michaels are 100% wrong on all accounts of the keto diet and IF in my opinion and experience. I've done all of those calorie restricted diets since the 70's and none of them were worth a darn. I also combined all of them with regular exercise and every time gained the weight back. Keto is neato!

  45. Alex Anabolic Post author

    Keto is very appealing to people having an eating disorder or tend to have an eating disorder.

  46. Hussein Rizk Post author

    She’s an idiot. It clearly works. However I do agree about the fruit point. Everything else is poop

  47. Mark Micco Post author

    Ridiculous….The Biggest Loser clients would have had a hell of a lot lower regression number on keto compared to her diet which is 95%. The only REAL danger of keto to her is by taking money out of her pocket!

  48. Cosmin Trascu Post author

    God she is stupid. Ketosis is not a state of emergency and there is calorie limit in keto diet because if you eat more fat than you burn than your body does not get its energy from the stored fat. So to put it short you can still gain weight on keto if you eat too much

  49. Francisco Gutierrez Post author

    Totally wrong. This woman doesn’t know how the body and metabolism works. Maybe she is trying to sell more of her pills.

  50. Richard Lobos Post author

    For the first time in my life I'm actually losing weight without having to run daily marathons or starve myself, I'll stick to keto and intermittent fasting, thank you.

  51. Kris Willis Post author

    I’ve been researching and going over scientific studies for a few months now, regarding the Ketogenic diet. I don’t see any studies linked to this video. I do, however, see a link to your book, and to this channel. Did you read any scientific studies yourself? What I have discovered is the Keto diet is, in fact, calorie restricted. It’s not all eggs and bacon. Keto is not a high animal protein diet. And the timing of meals is a big part of Keto. People on Keto should not graze all day. In fact, your meals should keep you satisfied enough that you have no real desire to munch on a bunch of snacks. It is true that through your exercise routine, as well as the Keto diet have both helped people get off various medications. Keto also advises to exercise. I’ve seen quite a few long term successes with Keto. What I don’t hear you say, or explain, is why almost all of the participants of the “Biggest Loser” gained their weight back. That tells me that the “common sense” diet your mention, isn’t working. There are way too many temptations out there that lure even the Keto dieters to eat very unhealthy foods. The Keto diet does not create a state of emergency in a persons body. That would be Ketoacidosis. I suggest you go back and read some actual facts about the Ketogenic diet. Mind you, I have read some studies that say to not stay on the Keto diet for more than two years. I have yet to finish my studies on that subject. But at least I am reading studies, and just a bunch of hype. I really don’t need to watch all of this video. Just from what I have watched, you clearly haven’t done your homework.

  52. What Big Eyes Post author

    Keto must be killing your fat burner pill sales. And those pills you sell are very dangerous to people’s health btw. Shame on you. You know calorie restriction diets always fail, but with Keto it’s a lifestyle change. Must be very frightening to someone who lives off of people getting fat and dieting over and over.

  53. DinoHunter56 Post author

    You're just mad because we live in the age of information and as a result people of high moral character are blowing the whistle on you and everyone like you who for many years made people believe losing weight was harder than it actually is so you could make money. Weight loss has been demystified and snake oil salesmen like you are getting hurt in your wallet because of it so you're lashing out.

  54. Colleen McKeeman Post author

    You need to educate yourself before you speak out against something that is benefiting so many people. Why do 95% of you clients regain there weight? I believe you have done damage to your credibility and being paid perhaps for producing this kind of a video. At least I suspect you’ve been paid. If not, you’re worried about your own approach to weight loss and that you’re getting less and less attention being paid by the public for your methods. By the way, when you say there are no calorie restriction on a Keto diet your very mistaken on that point; it is low carb in combination with calorie intake. It is not a Quickfix diet it’s a lifestyle of eating for thousands of people who have learned to listen to their body. Take a look at the couple from KetoConnect who have been living this lifestyle for the past four years or more. And they are only one example of a very large growing community. I’m sorry your career must be fading and you had to resort to these kinds of tactics of putting out what our president calls it fake news.

  55. Rum Rai Post author

    Anyone who actually believes any of this information is correct has done ZERO research. Jillian Michael's had one way of getting her name back in the mix and not being forgotten………. Slamming a scientifically proven diet/lifestyle.

  56. Justin .Credible Post author

    Oh I wonder why the lady got pregnant?
    Could it be because she lost 100lbs and now her husband think she’s hot?
    Some of these women get so fat after marriage their husband needs Viagra to get it up.

  57. Percy Ferry Post author

    What an absolute load of self-motivated bullshit? Jillian is not an expert, and she is not neutral. She sells "fat-busting" pills, a high carb, low-fat, calorie-restricted, and exercise diet plan that only works for a few percent of people, if at all!
    Keto is better in every way to the regimen that she promotes and has promoted on The Biggest Loser – proven to have temporary and self-reversing effects on body composition and basal metabolism.
    She is wrong on most of her talking points – keto IMPROVES inflammation, is NOT a panic response, is natural (Inuit, Masai, newborn and breast-feeding babies are all in ketosis. It is NORMAL. It is an important alternative energy source. In fact, carbohydrates are secondary food sources, and ancestral humans only ate carbohydrate-rich foods to build up fat reserves for winter.
    Remember, Jillian Michaels sells FAT-BUSTING pills and high carb regimens. She is motivated to misrepresent keto!

  58. Paul WG Post author

    Your body gives you plenty of carbohydrates on demand, as much as it needs. Look up gluconeogenesis. Your a health professional? A simple Google search will tell you that lol. Keto is hurting her pocket and she's part owner of soda stream? Guess what's in that? Sugar. Read a book Jillian. BTW if you do keto right you get more than enough micronutrients with veggies. This is a huge load of crap

  59. Bryan Lagalo Post author

    I highly doubt keto has only one study to back it up. Plenty of people online have posted articles and videos showing results. Keto may not work for everyone, but a lot of people need diets with strict rules and guideline. Eat reasonable and exercise doesn't work for most people, and even when it does, people go back to old habits and regain weight.


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