People seemed up in arms about Jillian Michaels stating that Lizzo is in an unhealthy state due to her excess weight. Actually that is not why I find Jillian Michaels Lizzo comments problematic. Jillian Michaels continues to preach move less eat more and does whatever she can to put herself in our path so that she can convince those who are vulnerable to her fear tactics that she has the answer.
I am fairly certain that all the wellness warriors see through her misinformation but it is everyone else that we are trying to help. I worry that they will believe what Jillian is saying about weight loss and get on a path to poor health, disappointment, and eventually, increased weight. Eat less, move more has contributed to so much yo-yo dieting and frustration because on paper it seems to make sense. We need to understand that our bodies function a certain way and hormones do what they will do, whether our logic likes it or not.Read more