Jillian Michaels

So i was just browsing all of Jillian's books/DVD's on Amazon and I had no idea there were so many!  It's easy to think all of them sound appealing so I was just wondering which ones (if any) you guys have?  (Other than the 30 Day Shred DVD which I am such a huge fan of).  I'm thinking of buying the Master your Metabolism Cookbook but I'm curious if there are any other recommendations?

Posted on August 13, 2010 at 10:33 am
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cookiecutter
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Why buy? Rent them from Netflix. They have a good library of Jillian's videos. 

Posted on August 14, 2010 at 5:20 am
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That's a great idea, cookiecutter!  But I'm interested in her books too.

Posted on August 14, 2010 at 6:18 am
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There was a long tread with reviews of all her DVDs, I can't find it though. I LOVE all of her DVDs that she did on her own, not with Biggest Loser people. She also has 2 new DVDs coming out soon - 6 pack in 6 weeks and shred it with weights! I can't wait! Plus she has a free app for iphone too. It also has some videos - kind of like a sample of all her DVDs. Plus the app has other useful and cool things! check it out

Posted on August 16, 2010 at 6:07 am
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Thanks, Biteka!  I'm totally searching for that app right this minute!  :)

Posted on August 16, 2010 at 3:01 pm
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I'm such a JM groupie! Here were my thoughts on some her DVDs:


http://www.projectwedding.com/post/list/jillian-michaels-dvds-review-roundup


Since then, I've also done Yoga Meltdown. I wasn't sure if I liked it at first, but it grew on me! Kind of like a slightly more intense Pilates session.


I also read 'Making the Cut' right before I started 'Shred'. At the time, I thought it was a good intro to working out!


(from amazon.com)


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I haven't read "Master Your Metabolism" but I thought this amazon review was a good summary of the book:


 










647 of 662 people found the following review helpful:

3.0 out of 5 stars Master Your Metabolism, July 4, 2009


This review is from: Master Your Metabolism: The 3 Diet Secrets to Naturally Balancing Your Hormones for a Hot and Healthy Body! (Hardcover)

Interesting book though far, far too much science in it for the average person (BTW - I have a Master's degree and a former college roommate is now a registered dietician so I've been around related books and discussions and still found this hard to follow). 

Also, it's far too extreme for the average person. For example, we can't all afford 100 percent organic all the time nor can we completely avoid plastic wrap and related carrying containers. Also, the book contradicts itself in a lot of places. I suspect the editor was MIA when it came to cross referencing. 

The bottom line in this book is to stop eating all the fake food that we currently put into our systems and you'll lose weight. Since reading this book, I've significantly cut processed foods loaded with chemicals (yes, that means the Activia yogurt, low calorie jello and pudding, cool whip and other so called low calorie snacks that actually make you gain weight). I've replaced a lot of food staples with organic and have seen a big difference in my weight and disposition. 

For the person who wants to get smarter about the way 'the man' is ruining our diets and making money through cheap, processed foods, the core elements of this book could have been better addressed in a 500-750 article along the lines of 'Top 10 Ways to Lose Real Weight and Keep it Off.' Here's some key tips from the book to save yourself the time and expense of reading it: 

1. Stop eating chemicals because your body doesn't know how to process them, therefore, you gain weight. 
2. Choose the real food (real cheese, for example) over the lower fat because you'll eat less and feel more satiated. 
3. Go organic when possible. 
4. You can still eat chocolate and drink wine but everything in moderation. 
5. Opt for glassware over plastic to cut down more chemical absorption. 
6. Those 100 calorie snacks are pure marketing and chemicals. 
7. You still have to work out, people. And really work out to break a sweat. 
8. The amount of chemicals that have snuck into our food system has reached an alarming rate. Makes you wonder about the rise in cancer, diabetes and auto immune diseases. 
9. Think twice about OTC drugs as they also contain chemicals. 
10. Eat better/eat right and you can cut down a lot of health issues and drop a few pounds while you're at it.

Posted on August 19, 2010 at 8:50 am
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PS Oh my gosh, that was a long post. My bad!

Posted on August 19, 2010 at 8:50 am
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Thanks, Rae!!!!  That helped!  I saw that review on Amazon as well and really liked the list the reviewer provided of the most important things.  I'm REALLY interested in the Master your Metabolism cookbook!!!  If I get it, I'll let you know what I think!  :)

Posted on August 21, 2010 at 5:16 pm
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Last night I got FI to do a JM 30 Day Shred workout with me and it was great motivation as I am uber competitive...I wasn't going to let him do even one more rep than me :)

Posted on October 7, 2010 at 6:54 am
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100 cal snacks arent good for you? thats all i snack on inbetween meals....

Posted on October 7, 2010 at 9:11 am
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YEAH!!! I lover her Wii 2010 Video, it seems to have gotten some bad reviews but for me it is fun and enjoy it.. I am also getting GOLD's dance video for the WII and  i am really motivated to lose THIS WEIGHT ONE AND FOR ALL


 


ME TOO Nelly5 I love Vitatops 100 calorie  Are those OK???


and i have stopped using light coffee mate and now use half and half and one splenda in my coffee big difference ..


 

Posted on October 12, 2010 at 4:02 am
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I love the 100 cal snacks and too have them in between meals.....not gonna stop just because Jillian says so:)

Posted on October 12, 2010 at 4:42 am
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anything packaged and processed is not going to be as healthy as fresh, whole foods. it's all about moderation. i think that 100 cal snacks are ok if you need a little fix once in a while. just don't eat the entire box!

Posted on October 12, 2010 at 5:00 am
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anything packaged and processed is not going to be as healthy as fresh, whole foods


That is so true. Snacking on the 100 calorie packs won't kill you or anything, but it's def not as good as eating carrots, an apple or something that is fresh, natural and not processed at all. packaging and processing adds in A LOT of sodium sometimes and it also takes out nutrients that are naturally in ingredients.

Posted on October 22, 2010 at 7:04 am

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