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Jillian Michaels Is Back for Another Round Against Keto: "Ketosis Is a State of Medical Emergency"

Fitness trainer Jillian Michaels doubles down after her Keto diet comments triggered a celebrity feud. 

By Alesandra Dubin
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First, a quick recap on the controversial comments that sparked an all-out Twitter war over Keto: Earlier this year, celebrity fitness trainer Jillian Michaels made news for calling the controversial Keto diet a "bad idea." Following those lightning-rod comments, an array of celebs — Al Roker, Andy Cohen — spoke out against her remarks. Things got "intense" and personal — although a few high-profile celebs, such as The Real Housewives of Orange County bodybuilder Tamra Judge, did come out on Michaels' side.

Despite the intensity of the Keto war, Michaels came back into the spotlight shortly after her original comments to double down, saying her stance against Keto should be just "common sense."

And the matter did die down for a little while.

But if you thought that would be the end of it permanently… you’d be wrong.

Michaels made an appearance on Zack Peter and Nikki Sharp's Adulting podcast on April 23, and doubled — tripled — down again. “People can criticize me all they want, but the bottom line is, it is science and the science is there, and it is bad for your overall health and wellness,” she said. “Ketosis is a state of medical emergency. So, when the body becomes what is called ketotic, your cells cannot function — your cells function optimally in a very specific pH. Any endocrinologist will explain this to you. It’s science.”

While she didn’t debate the notion that the Keto diet leads to weight loss for its adherents, she noted that weight isn’t the only measure of health. She said the diet “attacks the s--t out of your liver [and] your thyroid. It shortens your telomeres. It’s bad for your macromolecules.”

And beyond all that, “It makes you stink.”

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