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Jillian Michaels Discusses Adoption

Jillian Michaels Plans to Adopt, Bypass Pregnancy Weight Gain

Pregnancy weight gain is no laughing matter. Recent studies have linked pounds packed on through pregnancy with everything from large babies to gestational diabetes. So it is no wonder that some women's fear of gaining weight will color their views of pregnancy.

In the May issue of Women's Health magazine, The Biggest Loser's tough-as-nails trainer Jillian Michaels discusses her plans to add a baby to the family without adding to her waistline. She says:

I’m going to adopt. I can’t handle doing that to my body. Also, when you rescue something, it's like rescuing a part of yourself.

Though the Institute of Medicine recommends that the average weight women gain be between 25 and 35 pounds throughout pregnancy, 55 percent of LilSugar readers remained heavier after pregnancy than before. Would postbaby body concerns have you consider adoption?

danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
It's not about not wanting to work to lose the weight after the child (she works out daily), it's about going through that body transformation in the first place. I don't think she can mentally handle gaining the weight. I think people are forgetting that she was an overweight child for many years, she has body image issues.
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 7 years
my issue is, if she's scared of the weight gain because she doesn't want to work to lose it, does she know how much hard work being a mom entails?
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
this was a MINOR part of the article. i don't understand why fit and lil chose to pick it out. gets people posting i guess. anyway, her body, her business
danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
I read recently that she is a lesbian. She has genuine body issues, I don't blame her. I actually think she's LESS selfish for adopting. I've never understood the "selfish" response to people choosing not having kids, I thought kids were a choice, not an requirement.
jenni5 jenni5 7 years
I always thought it was confirmed she was gay skigurl? Anyway she has body issues because she was obese. But being that she is now a fitness trainer she should know that it is possible to get back into shape. But good for her for adopting.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
is she married or what's her deal? i always assumed she was gay. i think her comment is pretty vain, as well, but a rescued baby who needs a home will appreciate her love nonetheless.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 7 years
Well, I would not call her selfish but she is a bit extreme... it's perfectly easy to lose the baby weight if you are disciplined with diet and exercise. I think it's harder to do that as a mom though so if she IS going to adopt she might have to modify her lifestyle as it is. She might gain weight regardless.
starbucks2 starbucks2 7 years
Good for her for wanting to adopt but really? I can't do that to my body? That's what a woman's body was made for. I weigh about 5 pounds more now than before baby (I gave birth 8 months ago) and that's only because I eat a lot of crap. I imagine she'd be an active pregnant lady (maybe even too active) and she'd be hitting the gym as soon as possible after. Honestly, I am not going to judge her and say she is a horrible person because she's not selfless enough (I am not selfless and I am still a good mother). I just feel sad for her that her body image issues run so deep she is possibly depriving herself of such a wonderful thing as seeing your belly grow with the baby inside you.
insi insi 7 years
it is just vain
lickety-split lickety-split 7 years
She has serious body issues. Everyone has their "thing".
jopperma jopperma 7 years
She can't stand doing that completely natural and beautiful thing to her body?! She makes it sound like having a baby is bad for your body like too much fatty food is... she has issues.
else411 else411 7 years
I totally read that differently. I think she doesn't want kids now if at all, but doesn't want to offend the majority by saying "no kids for me", so she used the old faithful of future adopting. I also think she still has a lot of body image issues and that came thru in her jokey/blunt talking way she has. If you read the article she calls the possible babies "somethings" not "someones" and rescuing, not mind sets healthy adoptive parents to be say. YMMV
carolynz carolynz 7 years
I think that if someone is that concerned about how having a child would affect her body, perhaps she should consider how having a child will affect her life overall and choose to remain child-free. Heaven forbid she miss a work-out because her child is ill at some point...
imLissy imLissy 7 years
I don't think it's selfish, but I certainly don't think it's a healthy attitude to have about your body. Being pregnant does not equal fat.
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