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Old 08-14-2009, 12:47 PM   #1
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Unhappy Losing respect for Jillian....

As I'm checking my email this morning, something GNC sent me catches my eye: "New Jillian Michaels Diet Pills!" .....HUH?.... I shake off the shock and click on the link to find that She now has a "fat burner" "Calorie control" and "body detox." I really could have sworn that in her books she preaches about how most diet pills aren't safe and most don't work. So why oh why would she put her name on some? I googled the pills and found this link

http://www.dietpills.org/diet-pill-r...t-loss-program

I'm a bit dissappointed in her...
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Wow, she has made some very bad moves and this is really bad. The pill is also pretty dangerous given the ingredients. I recognized a number of ingredients that really should not be taken by anyone.
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Ugh. That IS disappointing.
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Old 08-14-2009, 01:14 PM   #4
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Yup, I was just saying the other day how we are seeing her face on more and more products. She is one rich woman.
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Old 08-14-2009, 01:15 PM   #5
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Is it real though? That's like those one pills that claimed to be endorsed by Oprah and Dr. Oz and it wasn't true.
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Old 08-14-2009, 01:23 PM   #6
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Is it real though? That's like those one pills that claimed to be endorsed by Oprah and Dr. Oz and it wasn't true.
That's what I was thinking. I hope it's not true.
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They have her picture on it and name on the product. It is different to say "endorsed by so and so" than to actually create a picture and use someone's name on a product. It is an insta lawsuit.
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Something doesn't smell quite right...I'll bet her image has been coopted for profit...something legal's gonna go down I'll bet...

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Old 08-14-2009, 01:35 PM   #9
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I REALLY hope that she isn't behind all this. I really looked up to her and loved watching her on the biggest loser.
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Old 08-14-2009, 01:41 PM   #10
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http://www.jillianmichaels.com/products.aspx
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Old 08-14-2009, 01:41 PM   #11
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It certainly doesn't match the rest of what she does. If it's true, it seems like a crazy move to me since so much of her stuff focuses on keeping it natural.

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OK, so now I'm TOTALLY irritated...

After all the blah blah blah about NATURAL weight loss, she comes up with THIS????



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Old 08-14-2009, 01:53 PM   #13
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I'm a member of jillianmichaels.com.

This is what she posted on her blog and I am copying/pasting it here:

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Hi guys, Apparently there has been some commotion on my Facebook page about the weight loss line I am launching. I love a scandal. I wanted to come here and clarify for ya.

First off, this isn't an endorsement deal. It's MY line. It was my idea and I created the products with the top bariatrics doctors in the world. And I do mean the world. These are some of the same doctors I have been working with for years to help me with Biggest Loser and my books — especially Master Your Metabolism. I have ALWAYS been an advocate of supplementation. Not as a total solution, but as a means to accelerate weight loss, and enhance your performance in every aspect of your life be it metabolic, immunity, antiaging and so on. For reference, you can take a look at Making the Cut (pp. 251-262), where I talked about which supplements work and which don't. In my latest book, Master Your Metabolism, I talked about natural ingredients that can boost metabolic function, like caffeine, vitamin C, and zinc. For years I have advocated the use of caffeine and white willow bark to increase performance in the gym and speed metabolism. I have recommended fiber blends to help curb appetite. I have referred people to different multivitamins, fat burners, protein powders, bars, drinks, etc.

The problem for me was that every line out there has stuff in it I don't like. There are artificial colorings in the gel caps, or artificial sweeteners in the protein powders. There is soy in all the protein bars. Often the ingredients in the supplements aren't combined properly so they are not effective and so on. There is NOTHING, and I do mean NOTHING, harmful in these products. They are all natural. Have a look at the ingredients: Calorie Control: Yerba Mate leaf, Coffee (bean) Extract (Coffea arabica) - standardized to 70% natural caffeine ,Guarana (seed) Extract (Paullinia Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) ** Fat Burner: White Willow (bark) Powder (Salix alba), Grapefruit (fruit) Extract, Bitter Orange (fruit) Extract , Blood Orange (fruit) Extract, Sweet Orange (fruit) Extract, Coleus forskohlii (leaf) Extract, Forskohlin , Tribulus terrestris (root) Extract - standardized to 20% steroidal saponins ) - caffeine Cocoa (seed) Extract
All Natural stuff, no drugs, no chemicals. They even have the perfect amount of caffeine. No more than 200 mg so you won't release stress hormone. Frankly...they are awesome.

With all that said, you still MUST eat right and work out. This stuff is just meant to make to support your body while training and accelerate your results. Ok, that’s all for now. Have a killer weekend! Xo
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Old 08-14-2009, 01:53 PM   #14
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She is going for the hard sell
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Old 08-14-2009, 01:59 PM   #15
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I am taking the pertinent stuff out to just focus on the ingredients and her claim.

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This is what she posted on her blog and I am copying/pasting it here:


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There is NOTHING, and I do mean NOTHING, harmful in these products. They are all natural. Have a look at the ingredients: Calorie Control: Yerba Mate leaf, Coffee (bean) Extract (Coffea arabica) - standardized to 70% natural caffeine ,Guarana (seed) Extract (Paullinia Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) ** Fat Burner: White Willow (bark) Powder (Salix alba), Grapefruit (fruit) Extract, Bitter Orange (fruit) Extract , Blood Orange (fruit) Extract, Sweet Orange (fruit) Extract, Coleus forskohlii (leaf) Extract, Forskohlin , Tribulus terrestris (root) Extract - standardized to 20% steroidal saponins ) - caffeine Cocoa (seed) Extract
Published: Friday, July 31, 2009

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Ok she is so full of BS. White Willow bark powder, grapefruit extract, bitter orange extract, blood orange extract and sweet orange extract are definitely dangerous. The orange extract is one of consumer reports 'dirty dozen'. White Willow bark has a lot of contradictions with prescribed medications.

Edited to add - went and looked up Forskohlin and it too is potentially dangerous, especially if you already take any medication. Tribulus terrestris is also used to increase testosterone production. Do we really need that?

These are things I've looked up in the past. I'm betting she didn't formulate this pill but is somehow required to sell it or she is just trying to milk her fame.
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