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Keto Diet Feud Rages as Jillian Michaels Fires Back at Her Critics: "It Should Be Common Sense"

After her controversial Keto comments sparked backlash, Jillian Michaels has responded.

By Alesandra Dubin
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In case you somehow missed the Great Celebrity Keto Feud of 2019 to this point, allow us to recap: Celeb trainer Jillian Michaels made news for calling the beloved-slash-controversial Keto diet just a "bad idea." Among the celebs who fired right back was Al Roker, who jumped into the fray to defend Keto, and characterize Michaels as "a woman who promoted on-camera bullying." And the self-described "Keto Guido," Jersey Shore's Vinny Guadagnino publicly called out Michaels while defending the diet.

Well, now Michaels is back on offense.

First, she told TMZ, it's about the science: "The issue with the diet has many different components but when you pull a macronutrient out of your diet — macros are protein, fat and carbs — when we look at things like our macromolecules, which is a fancy way of saying our cells, your cells are made up of protein, fat, carbs, and nucleic acid. So just on the most basic level, it should be common sense that this diet is not ideal."

She continued, "This diet can create micronutrient deficiencies of vitamins and minerals, it doesn’t have enough fiber, unless you’re primarily plant based, it doesn’t talk about the necessity of calorie restriction when it comes to weight loss or even overall health and well being. Diets that are very high in animal fats and animal proteins…" and then she stopped herself. "Sorry," she told TMZ. "I could go on and on."

Michaels added, "Keto is a trend that many billion-dollar weight loss brands have gone after. They want to ride that trend…. so when you go after something that a lot of people have banked a lot of money on, you’re going to get a lot of pushback."

In the end, she had this to say to the guys who called her out: "Why don’t we behave like adults? We don’t need to name call. We don’t need to have personal attacks. If we’re going to have a debate about Keto, let’s have a debate about Keto — I'd say man up. let’s go toe to toe in a civilized way instead of a sucker punch."

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