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Empowering Transformations: Fitness, Weight Loss and Wellness

In this episode, Dr. David Friedman interviews Jillian Michaels, a renowned fitness and diet expert. They discuss various topics related to weight loss, genetics, exercise, and the benefits of Jillian Michaels' fitness app. Jillian emphasizes the importance of prioritizing overall health over just weight loss and highlights the significance of nutritious food choices. She also addresses the role of genetics in weight management and encourages individuals to make lifestyle choices that can influence gene expression. They also discuss topics like restrictive diets, the importance of oral health, time management for exercise and healthy eating, and the potential benefits and downsides of fasting and alcohol consumption.

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Empowering Transformations: Fitness, Weight Loss and Wellness
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Committed to helping people be the best versions of themselves, and live their happiest and healthiest lives, Jillian Michaels has dominated the health and wellness space globally in every realm of media – apps, podcasting, streaming, television, print, publishing, and social media with a collective community of over 100 million strong.

The Fitness App created by Jillian is the top-rated diet and exercise app for women, having won best-of awards from both Google and Apple.

Jillian is an Emmy-nominated television talent having starred in multiple hit TV shows and regularly contributes to E! News, Access Hollywood, Live with Kelly & Ryan to name only a few. Her tremendously successful fitness DVDs are the highest grossing, best-selling home workouts in history. She is the author of 8 New York Times best-selling books, and host of the Apple award-winning podcast, Keeping It Real: Conversations with Jillian Michaels. Jillian is also a world-renowned public speaker, having successfully completed two sold out global speaking tours and participating regularly in iconic events like Maria Shriver's Women's Conference, CES, Clinton Global Initiative, and OZY Fest. She has graced over 50 magazine covers and contributes her unparalleled expertise to content for numerous outlets from Women's Health and Livestrong to Parade and Healthline.

In 2008, Jillian launched her company, Empowered Media, LLC, with her business partner Giancarlo Chersich. Over the past decade, Empowered Media has become a monumental wellness empire dedicated to total-life solutions comprising all aspects of living well, including nutrition, fitness, self-help, and overall lifestyle. The company has significant investments in like-minded companies including Alaya Naturals, Ancient Nutrition, Thrive Market, Lucky Jack Coffee, AQUAHydrate, Krave Jerky, FlyWheel, Right Rice, and Pop Chips.

Jillian's overwhelming success and unique connection with her audience was born from her own personal journey toward health and happiness. Having been an overweight youth, Jillian's passion for fitness stems from its transformative powers. She trained for 12 years in the martial arts practice of Muay Thai and Akauri-Do, in which she holds a black belt, and holds four personal training certificates from the leading certification programs in the United States and Canada: the National Exercise Sports Trainers Association (NESTA), CanFitPro, and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), and Kettlebell Concepts. She is also a certified nutrition and wellness consultant with the American Fitness Professionals and Associates (AFPA).

Jillian's future projects include the expansion of her fitness accessories line at retailers nationwide with partner, iWorld. The launch of her co-brand with I Touch Wearables (a fashion forward line of smartwatches and fitness trackers). The New Year 2023 launch of her athleisure clothing line IMPACT by Jillian Michaels, available at retailers nationwide in the US, Canada, and UK. A metaverse fitness game. And, she's busy at work on her next book set to release in 2023.

Furthering her commitment to help as many people as possible, Michaels is an avid activist who works closely with a variety of charities including the UNHCR to help raise awareness and funds for refugees around the globe. She's also involved with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Stand Up to Cancer, Hope for Haiti, and Dress for Success. Jillian also devotes time to animal welfare causes, and is a PETA ambassador. Most importantly, Jillian is the mom to Phoenix (10) and Lukensia (12).

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