Jillian Michaels Doesn't Want You to Follow the Keto Diet — Here's Why

Yes, the Keto diet has helped many people lose weight and transform their health but according to Jillian Michaels, author of the newly released The 6 Keys: Unlock Your Genetic Potential for Ageless Strength, Health, and Beauty the benefits are not worth the negative side effects. Jillian emphasized this in a recent interview; she told POPSUGAR, "Here's where keto has been getting away with murder; you are crashing your insulin levels, because you're not eating carbohydrates. People with insulin-related health issues, like diabetes, start seeing keto reverse it."

While this is beneficial, Jillian believes you can do this "with a common-sense diet and zero negative side effects." When drastically reducing your carbs intake to below 50 grams a day on the high-fat, moderate-protein keto diet, the side effects might include brain fog, fatigue, muscle cramps, diarrhea, or nausea.

As Jillian emphasizes, "When you look at your cells, they are made up of all three macronutrients (carbs, fat, and protein). You are literally starving your cells when you are not eating carbs, healthy fats, and proteins." Simply put, to lose weight, "you don't need something like keto. You can eat all the macronutrients and achieve the same goal." The carb-lover in us is happy to hear this advice.