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Even Jillian Struggled With Weight Issues

Jillian took second place as the trainer you'd want from "The Biggest Loser," so it's no secret that there is something about her we like and can see in ourselves. Well, it may be that Jillian has also struggled with her weight too, and that is something we can all relate to.

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Even though she is now one of the leading personal trainers in the industry, Jillian struggled with her weight and appearance throughout most of her youth. After being introduced to the martial arts, Jillian finally found the motivation to transform her appearance. She studied Muay Thai and Akarui-Do, in which she eventually earned a black belt. One of the most important lessons her instructor ever taught her was to reverse her negative thinking.

Along with dropping the negative attitude, Jillian's number one tip is to control your environment to the best of your ability. So instead of telling yourself you are not going to eat any bread at a restaurant, Jillian believes you should immediately ask the waiter not to bring any bread to the table. Great tip - I do this myself!

While you're working on controlling your environments, let this post serve as your reminder that "The Biggest Loser" is on tonight 8:30/7:30 central if you want to watch it.


Join The Conversation
KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
if someone i was eating with asked not to bring any bread to the table, i don't know if they'd survive the meal. god, that's why i GO! i go to eat all that yummy stuff, and order a garden salad. I save room all day for that if i know i'm going out to eat. i don't have any of those treats at home for the sole purpose of avoiding them. so i guess jillian and i would probably not eat well together. :) still, i appreciate her good example. thanks for the motivation!
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
Love Jillian! She is just so cool and a wonderful role model/leader.
yadihottey yadihottey 9 years
Spectra Spectra 9 years
That's cool to know. I would've never guessed she was a Former Fat Girl. I understand her pain. I used to be pudgy in high school and by college, I was downright fat. I got inspired by my dormmates who ran and worked out and now I'm in great shape too.
sunshinevaness sunshinevaness 9 years
Such an inspiring person.
angelfromlsu angelfromlsu 9 years
I wish I could study Muay thai. No gyms offer that here! NO FAIR!
kikidior kikidior 9 years
loved her book/ workout tips
DietsInReview DietsInReview 9 years
Go Black Team! We love Jillian
darkoblivion darkoblivion 9 years
She's a wonderful role model. I love Jillian, too!
tati33 tati33 9 years
Need motivation!! :P
rubialala rubialala 9 years
I love Jillian.
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