Jillian Michaels, a well known physical trainer, is speaking out about the glamorization of obesity. She warns that it’s good to be “inclusive of everyone,” but that we have reached a point of putting people’s lives and health in danger.
Michaels, who played on The Biggest Loser from 2005 through 2014, said: "I think we’re politically correct to the point of endangering people," she added. “Yes, we want to be inclusive of everyone [and respect that] everyone comes in all different shapes and sizes."
"Nobody should ever be body shamed or fat-shamed or excluded and that everyone is equally deserving and should feel equally valuable. But obesity in itself is not something that should be glamorized,” the author continued, “But we’ve become so politically correct that no one wants to say it."
"I think the world has shifted to a place where that format and messaging is considered fat-shaming," Michaels noted, "But it isn’t, and it’s not meant to be. Now we’ve gone so far in the opposite direction."
She’s right. IN today’s culture, it is all about feelings and tiptoeing around the snowflakes. Unfortunately, the truth can hurt. There isn’t any sugar coating it. People cannot continue to eat whatever they want to the point of morbid obesity and then boast about how “beautiful” they are. It’s extremely unhealthy.
The Biggest Loser is actually returning to television — but it will be a revamped version moving from NBC to USA. Bob Harper is the only original star returning and he'll host the new season, set to premiere early next year. In a recent interview with People, he said: "the whole look of the show is going to be so different."
The new season is about a more holistic approach to weight loss.
"It’s not about getting skinny, it’s about getting healthy," Harper, 54, explained. "You see people getting off medication, reversing their type 2 diabetes, lowering their blood pressure."
The show originally went off air in 2016 due to criticism for their weight loss methods. I say, if it works, it works!
Now the weight loss show is re-entering a politically correct market, so they are making adjustments in order to refrain from receiving backlash. "We’re looking at changing the way that they eat, the way that they think and how they move their body," Harper explained. "Telling them the importance of managing their stress and how important sleep is when it comes to weight loss. We really want to get that whole-body approach."
It’s truly sad to see that so many people are completely okay with being extremely overweight. Don’t get me wrong, self love is great! However, self love to the point of endangerment is not good.