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Jillian Michaels "Shred-it With Weights" DVD

LA Times article:

While Jillian Michaels fans must be frothing at the mouth, I think when a person proclaims the only way to get in shape is through hard work (true), then adds her name and image to a brand of diet pills (hypocritical), then faces a class-action lawsuit over the lack of efficacy regarding said diet pills (unsurprising), coupled with myriad examples of unqualified and unsafe training along with outrageous weight loss claims, then it's time to find a new source of fitness education and inspiration.


Sun. Oct 17, 1:29pm

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I couldn't agree more with this article. She is a total hypocrite. I've never liked her and have never understood her appeal.

Sunday, October 17, 2010, 2:19 PM

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I love her, don't think she's a hypocrite at all (b/c if one knew the background of the line she sells and what they're actually all about one would also know it's not intended to be a 'miracle pill' that requires nothing other than taking the supplements), and, of course, the law suits aren't surprising.

lol - and like the article says - most people these days ARE the size of a Smart Car so losing 5 pounds a week is entirely possible!

Sunday, October 17, 2010, 3:10 PM

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She's getting another lawsuit aimed at her new kettle ball dvds... Apparently she's doing the kettle ball exercises incorrectly throughout the DVD. You can seriously injure yourself doing the exercises she shows.

I have mixed feelings about her. I have her 30 Day Shred DVD and love it - she's like having a personal trainer the way she talks through the workouts yelling at you not to quit... I have a bunch of different workout dvds and that one is my most fav. I don't like the fact she backed up diet pills... I feel like she would've gotten a whole lot farther if she came out with just a cookbook instead.

She's gotten a lot of crap lately! There's one article that calls her nothing but a actress

Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 1:38 PM

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I'm guessing if you're not a Jillian fan this article reinforces your opinion, but as someone who listened to her radio show all the time the supplements didn't seem the least bit hypocritical, and it seemed to fit right in line with what she advocates. On the surface I can see how one might think it's hypocritical, but they were not created as a quick fix or as THE way to lose weight, and they won't even work that way. Although I'm sure a lot of people wanting just that were hoping for just that! And people looking for effortless quick fixes will always be disappointed.

Now, I love her workouts, but I have ZERO interest in a kettle ball DVD!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 2:22 PM

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In response to the post above.... The 'detox cleanse' diet pill is potentially lethal combination of toxic ingredients which is why she is being sued.

the products can cause ...Gastrointestinal ulcers, nausea and vomiting, severe dehydration..... This isn't just any diet pill. She endorses healthy weight loss on biggest looser than goes out and backs up a pill that is exdrodinarly bad for you.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 2:37 PM

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Just with ANY supplement - it's not going to be a good choice for some people. People have to be smart. Many people aren't.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 3:17 PM

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Okay, you take any drug or supplement out on the market today, over the counter or otherwise and you can cobble together a scary list of worst case scenarios of possible side effects. That's what lawyers do when they're putting together a case. If these products were actually lethal - everyone and their brother would know about it and they'd be yanked from the market pronto.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 3:27 PM

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Her detox and cleanse pills are not FDA approved ... And if you look up the ingredients you can easily see why. Lawyers will find loop holes etc. To get a case ... but in this instance it is very easy to see why she is receiving such backlash from supporting such a dangerous substance for weight loss..

Love her 30 day shred dvd - disagree with her diet "detox" pills.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 4:05 PM

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Many if not most detox and cleansing pills are not FDA approved. If you go after hers because of the side effects than the who detox and cleansing pills will taken off the market.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 5:35 PM

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Who cares what is fda approved or not? How could any diet pill be good for you? As for supplements, I'd go with a doctor's brand, not JIllian Michaels.

Thursday, October 21, 2010, 10:09 AM

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