Jillian Michaels reignites feud with Andy Cohen and Al Roker over keto diet saying they refused to debate her
She’s no fan of the keto diet despite other celebrities swearing by it as a weight loss regimen.
And fitness guru Jillian Michaels is reigniting her feud with Andy Cohen and Al Roker which led to a war of words between the famous trio back in January.
On Tuesday’s #Adulting podcast, according to UsWeekly, Michaels, 46, explained how neither Cohen nor Roker had been willing to engage with her in a meaningful discussion about the diet.
War of words: Jillian Michaels reignited her feud with Andy Cohen and Al Roker over the keto diet – which they endorse and she loathes – during an interview on #Adulting podcast Tuesday
‘I was like, ‘Great, let’s have this debate!’ [They were] gone. Vanished! Bye, bye. Gone!’ Michaels said.
‘You know, anybody who – paleo, vegan – I mean, bring it!’ she went on.
‘You have to do your work and be prepared in order to put something out in the world that has staying power and that delivers on the results.’
Not impressed: The fitness guru, 46, (pictured 2018) said she’d invited both TV personalities to engage in a meaningful debate about the merits or otherwise of the keto plan but they’d not taken her up on the offer
Disagreed: Michaels, host of TV’s The Biggest Loser, knocked heads with Cohen in January after she said she couldn’t understand why anyone would think the keto diet was a good idea. The Bravo host hit back on Twitter, saying: ‘A lot of people think Jillian Michaels is a bad idea’
Michaels, host of TV’s The Biggest Loser, knocked heads with Cohen and Roker after she commented in an interview for Women’s Health Magazine that she couldn’t understand why anyone would follow the keto plan.
‘Like, why would anybody think this is a good idea?’ she asked.
Both the Bravo host and Today anchorman took exception to her remarks quickly hitting back on social media.
‘Don’t feel bad, Keto diet,’ Cohen remarked. ‘A lot of people think Jillian Michaels is a bad idea.’
Pushed back: Today anchorman Roker also chimed in, tweeting in January: ‘@JillianMichaels says #Keto is a bad idea. This from a woman who promoted on camera bullying , deprivation, manipulation and more weekly in the name of weight loss. Now those sound like bad ideas’
The sentiment was shared by Al Roker, who posted on Twitter: ‘So @JillianMichaels says #Keto is a bad idea. This from a woman who promoted on camera bullying , deprivation, manipulation and more weekly in the name of weight loss. Now those sound like bad ideas.’
Michaels then responded: ‘I have an idea… @Andy @alroker how about a civil intelligent debate on The 6 Keys book and keto instead of personal attacks and name calling? I’m also a motivator and I know you guys can do this.’
She subsequently added: ‘If you want to debate the science of keto, then by all means let’s do that. But the personal attacks are bizarre, and unnecessary. It’s uncalled for, right.’
The Keto diet is a low-carbohydrate, high-fat plan, and is quite similar to the Atkins diet.
Those on it are required to cut the amount of calories they consume by a significant amount, while eating plenty of fatty foods like fish, meat and eggs.
The diet works by effectively starving the body of carbohydrates – the main source of stored energy. When this happens, the body burns fat for energy instead.
Ketogenic diets can cause massive reductions in blood sugar and insulin levels – helping to reverse Type 2 diabetes.