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Jillian Michaels has gained fame as a hard core trainer on the hit reality show Biggest Loser. She has branched out to create her own workout DVDs, protein powder, video games and other items that allow you to workout with her at home. Now Jillian has written a book to help you reach your weight loss goals and have the life you want. Unlimited is the title of Jillian’s new book which will be released on April 5, 2011.

In this book Jillian encourages you to reach your goals no matter what they are, and live the life you’ve always wanted. She shows you how to build an exceptional life with specific instructions on setting your goals and reaching them. She communicates that there is no goal you cannot reach and no dream that you can’t realize; you just have to figure out how to get there.

Unlimited arms you with what a lot of other self-help books don’t – the strategies you need to achieve your desires. This book offers help in areas of love, your career, emotional health and physical well being. This book takes special care to address all of these areas and let you know that Jillian is not just a fitness guru, but someone who can help you strive for excellence in every area of your life.

One of the first steps you have to take on this journey is identify your passion. Once you figure out what you want to do, you can work towards doing it. Jillian takes you through the different steps you need to make things happen that you’ve always wanted. Below is a breakdown of some of the steps you will go through to build the exceptional life you’ve always wanted:

  • Identify Your Passion
  • Say a Little Prayer
  • Forgive and Accept Responsibility
  • Get an Attitude Adjustment
  • Get Organized
  • Master Communication
  • Strengthen Willpower and Tame Emotions
  • Make It Happen

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  • Focuses on both attitude and action
  • Shows you how to build an exceptional life
  • Provides step-by-step plans to begin a meaningful life
  • Involves three simple steps of imagine, believe and achieve
  • Written by a New York Times bestselling author
  • Gives you instructions for finding your passion
  • Deviates from Michaels’ typical fitness and nutrition advice which may be hard for some to accept

Jillian Michaels is known for her diet and fitness expertise, but her new book Unlimited does not focus on eating. Unlimited focuses more on the steps you need to take to create the life you want and be happy. These steps can apply to weight loss, education, your career and many other areas. For solid advice on nutrition, below are some of Michaels’ dieting options:

  • Jillian Michaels’ Jumpstart Diet

  • Jillian Michaels’ Meal Plan

  • Jillian Michaels’ Master Your Metabolism

There is no exercise section for Unlimited because the book is not focused on weight loss or fitness specifically. This focuses more on other areas of your life which is different from Michaels’ traditional focus. Some options available for those wanting to work out with Jillian Michaels are listed below:

  • Jillian Michaels’ Ripped in 30

  • Jillian Michaels’ Shred It with Weights

  • Jillian Michaels’ Banish Fat Boost Metabolism

When most people hear the name Jillian Michaels, they think of her tough personal training skills and her ability to help people achieve a healthy body. Unlimited takes her skills a step further as she helps people build an exceptional life in all areas. Michaels is motivating and blunt in her approach. She gives good advice and step-by-step instructions on achieving your goals.

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Albumin is a protein manufactured in the liver and stored as a particle in the blood. Serum albumin serves the basic function of holding fluid in your blood through the process of osmosis. Low levels of albumin cause fluid to seep into the “third space,” the area between cells. This causes complications called edema or ascites, inappropriate fluid retention and bloating. Inadequate dietary protein can affect the amount of albumin in your body, resulting in major health implications.

Protein Intake and Albumin

It is necessary for you to consume the eight indispensible amino acids in order for your body to have all the building blocks it needs to synthesize albumin. Without enough protein, your albumin levels may drop. In 1989, the “Journal of Clinical Nutrition” published a study on albumin in rats. The study found that higher protein diets promoted albumin synthesis and increased albumin levels, even in rats with kidney disease who were losing albumin in urine. Rats with protein-restricted diets underproduced albumin and had low body stores.

Serum Albumin

Low serum albumin can be the result of a multitude of medical conditions. If you are experiencing unusual fluid retention, resulting in significant weight gain, talk to your doctor to pinpoint the cause. The normal range for serum albumin is typically 3.5 to 5.4 milligrams per deciliter, although this range may vary depending on the laboratory. Albumin levels may appear normal in malnourished patients who are also dehydrated. It is important to look at this lab value in the context of your diet, medications and overall health. Seek the advice of a knowledgeable health-care provider to determine appropriate treatment options.

Animal Protein Sources

Protein comes from animal products such as meat, fish, dairy and eggs. These are considered complete or “high quality” proteins because they contain all eight essential amino acids in one source. Consume 10 to 35 percent of your daily calories as protein to meet the recommended dietary allowance for this nutrient, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Vegetarian Protein Sources

If you follow a vegetarian or vegan diet, get your protein from a variety of sources to ensure sufficient intake of the indispensible amino acids. Plant sources of protein include beans, soy, lentils, nuts and seeds. These are not complete proteins, though, so combine different plant-based protein sources throughout the day to obtain all of the necessary amino acids.

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Author: Canadian Living

This diet is not about

counting calories . When you restore nutritious foods to your diet, nature will take care of portion control for you. While you’re still in the process of adopting these practices, though, consider the merits of rebalancing your “energy in.”

Eat until you’re full

You need to eat enough to fuel your metabolism. When you eat too few calories, you overtax your thyroid and train your body to do more with less. And while economizing might be a good strategy for your financial health, it sucks as a dietary strategy.

That said, eating until you’re full of fast food is not allowed. When you eat healthy, fresh, whole foods until you’re full, you will find that your calories are within a perfect range. Not too little and not too much. For girls this is anywhere from 1,200 to 1,800. For boys this is anywhere from 1,800 to 3,000. The difference in calorie allowances has to do with age and activity level. 

Severe diets make your body start eating its own muscle. Drastically reducing your calorie levels for just four days can reduce blood levels of leptin by almost 40 per cent; do it for a month and leptin plummets 54 per cent. When you cut calories to lose weight, the lower your leptin levels go, the more hungry you become—a recipe for yo-yo dieting.

Eating nutrient-dense, high-fiber/high-water-content foods will also help you fill up without any fear of overeating calories. As you eat these high-volume foods, your stomach starts to stretch a bit. This “distension” triggers the release of satiety peptides.

Translation: You’ll feel full faster, with fewer calories, and the fiber will help you stay satisfied longer. When you give your body the foods it recognizes, it eagerly absorbs the nutrients critical to optimal hormone production and puts them to work right away.

Hormone homework

: Check out the

recommended calorie range for your size and activity level. If the range is 1,200–1,400 calories, don’t go down to 800—you’ll damage your metabolism and inhibit your thyroid. On the other hand, don’t do what some of my clients do when they hear that eating often ups their metabolism by 10 per cent—they go out and order a pizza! The problem is that 10 percent for most people is about 200 calories—not 3,000! Know your range and stick close to it.

… But not until you’re stuffed

Now for the bad news: If you’ve been eating at least one large meal a day, you probably stretched out your stomach, making it difficult to feel full and trigger your satiety hormones. You may even have leptin resistance—your body could be releasing leptin to let you know it’s full, but you ignore the hormone and continue eating.

Good news: You can return to a state of balance and get your appetite back in check, but you have to follow these rules. Eating smaller meals four times a day will help shrink it back to normal size. When it does, you’ll be equally satisfied but faster, with less food.

Page 1 of 2 — Find out what foods you should be limiting and what foods you can eat without limit on page 2.

Excerpted from

Master Your Metabolism

, copyright 2009 by Jillian Michaels and Mariska van Aalst. Used by permission of Random House. All Rights Reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced except with permission in writing from the publisher.

To train yourself to eat smaller portions, use a salad plate or a small bowl instead of a bigger dinner plate. Many dieting studies have proven that this advice works, possibly because of what marketing researchers at Washington University call the “partitioning effect.” When people are given a hundred dollars to spend, those who receive it in ten envelopes of ten dollars each spend fifty dollars; those who are given one envelope with one hundred dollars blow the whole thing. The same effect works with food, because when you reach one partition—finishing the food on a smaller plate, say—you have to make a conscious choice to reach for more.

Compare that scenario with the mindless shoveling of food from a bigger dinner plate. We’ve seen how those large meals send insulin levels soaring and overtax all the systems responsible for digestion. When you take the calories eaten during one large meal and spread them throughout the day, all your cells, organs, glands, and hormones can do their jobs so much easier.

If you have been overeating, perhaps it would help to know that cutting your daily calorie intake by just 15 per cent—from 2,000 to 1,700, for example—could reduce your risk of cancer. University of Texas researchers found that mice given 15 to 30 percent fewer calories inhibited the signaling power of IGF-1, diminishing excess cell growth and the development of papillomas, precancerous lesions on the skin. Researchers believe the same mechanism may be at work in as many as 80 per cent of other cancers as well.

Yes, as complex as the whole picture of hormones and weight loss is, one undeniable maxim of weight loss still applies: Calories are important. Of the five thousand people in the National Weight Control Registry who’ve successfully maintained weight loss of at least 30 pounds, 99 per cent of them had cut calories.

Okay, I had to say it. But that’s the last time we’ll mention it.

Hormone homework

: The only portion sizes that really count are animal products,

processed foods , starchy vegetables, and high-sugar fruits. I truly don’t care how many nonstarchy vegetables you eat. I’d love it if you would eat plates and plates full of them! Start your meal with veggies and you’ll give your gut-based satiety hormones more time to kick in.

Junk food without the junk

I know you’re human. You’re going to have sugar. You’re going to have

chocolate . (Some argue that chocolate is a health food.) But here’s the deal: Instead of a processed, artificially flavored peanut butter cup with trans fat and high-fructose corn syrup, have a Newman’s Own organic peanut butter cup. Instead of a huge bowl of sugar-free, nonfat frozen yogurt, loaded with chemicals and artificial sweeteners, have half a cup of organic full-fat

ice cream . If you’re going to have foods that are less healthy, eat real food and not chemicals.

Page 2 of 2

Excerpted from

Master Your Metabolism

, copyright 2009 by Jillian Michaels and Mariska van Aalst. Used by permission of Random House. All Rights Reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced except with permission in writing from the publisher.

When Anna Magee tried Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred fitness DVD she was instantly hooked – despite having tried just about every new fitness DVD for 2014.

On Boxing Day last year I started a challenge for reasons better known to myself called 12 days of Christmas, 12 workout DVDs for As a rather committed fitness enthusiast, I wanted to try all the new offerings as they launched and report honest feedback to all you lovely readers so you were armed with that before shelling out the cash (they’re expensive compared to the freebies on YouTube). I went to HMV and bought  fitness DVDs launched literally that day or thereabouts. I did a different one for each of the 12 days of Christmas and reported honestly on what I thought of them the next day.

I also bought one called Jillian Michaels – 30 Day Shred  a DVD offering from the famous celeb trainer of US The Biggest Loser fame. The sleeve said it had been launched in 2009 so it make the cut for the challenge as it wasn’t new enough.

With that body, it’s obvious Michaels’ walks her talk

However, by the end of my challenge, I was well and truly hooked on home workouts and was almost ready to give up my gym membership. There was no driving of faffing to get to classes and I could literally roll out of bed with rubbish hair and night-dribble on my face and get training. .I tried out Gillian’s wares. Well, deadly is one word. Good, deadly.

There are three levels of workouts, each of which is about 25 minutes long. So although they really are painful (I thought I was fit but could barely do level one), they’re over quickly. Despite being short, each workout left me covered in sweat.

Michaels uses an unusual 3-2-1 interval technique that I had never come across before. There are three circuits in each workout. Each circuit consists of three minutes of resistance moves (two sets of different moves done for 30 seconds each and then repeated) followed by two minutes of high impact cardio. Most of this is old school boot camp stuff:- high knees, jump ropes, burpees and other spawn of the devil. Doing them made me discover swear words that I didn’t even know were in my vocabulary.  The last part of each circuit is a minute of abs such as side bridges, knee lifts and plenty of old-fashioned sit-ups, Rocky style.

The thing about this DVD is that it has given me constistency. In the past I used to manage the gym a couple of times a week when I had time. When I had no time, I didn’t do anything. But because of it’s length, Jillian’s DVD got me exercising on days when I thought I didn’t have time to exercise because I didn’t have an hour and 15 minutes to get to the gym (factoring in for getting there). Now there are few mornings when I don’t have 20 minutes so I manage to workout about 4-5 times a week.  And because of the outstanding difficulty level I always felt I had really worked out: ‘This is not your mother’s workout!’ Michaels says in the midst of the action. ‘You want a 20 minute workout, you’re gonna have to earn it.’ So I did it and did it.

It’s now August and I have been ‘doing Jillian’ as I now call it, for seven months. I have honestly never felt fitter or stronger (or better in my jeans). I still hit the gym about twice a week but I can lift heavier and do faster cardio. It’s simply made me fitter because of the consistency it’s given me. I am now at a stage where I alternate between level 1 and level 2 every other workout. Though they never require anything more than 3kg dumbbells, you use your own body weight to do press-ups and other lifts and jumps, lunges and squats until your muscles are crying both during and the day after the workout.

I also have a wider repertoire of moves to bust when I do get to the gym. I don’t just do plank anymore, I do plank-jacks or mountain climbers or side plank bridges or walking planks thanks very much. I don’t just do press-ups, I do walking press ups. I don’t do squats, I do jumps squats or frog jumps (a type of leaping squat thingie that will make you cry).

By around June, I was so enamoured with this workout, having seen my biceps and butt feel more toned and seeing my waistline for the first time in a while being devoid of those creasy bits of bulge (just me?), I started telling anyone who would listen about the Jillian thing.

I work as a journalist for national papers and at the time I was doing a feature following overweight GP Dr Arun Ghosh during three months of having a new weight loss procedure known as swallow-able gastric band pill. It was a pill he swallowed that expanded in his stomach and the makers claimed would help him consume fewer calories because he’d feel fuller on less food.

I was to follow Dr Ghosh for three months, interviewing every Monday to get an honest idea of side effects, weight loss and so on. During the very first interview he talked about the fact that he was going to start doing Insanity – another DVD programme that was at the time being talked about as the next big thing here in the UK.

‘Have you tried Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred,’ I asked him.

‘No, what’s that?’ he said.

I told him about my experience. So he went and bought it. For the following three months every Monday I would interview him and hear about how both himself and his wife Susan were hooked on the Gillian DVD, doing one of the workouts every single day.

Trouble was, the balloon wasn’t working and gave him awful side effects like nausea. It also wasn’t helping him feel full and he found himself eating more to keep the nausea at bay. Over the three months, he lost seven inches from around his waist but only five pounds (the makers claimed weight loss from the balloon would be around a stone and a half). Meanwhile, his wife Susan – who hadn’t had the balloon but was doing Jillian every day with Arun and was also on a Slimming World diet – lost eight pounds. Ghosh became convinced any weight loss he experienced was down to the DVDs. Like myself, both Ghosh and his wife had jumped on the Jillian train in a big way. Read the resulting story here.

So – I know it’s not new. I know hundred of others have said this before. But I had to put my two-bob’s worth in: if you want fast results and you haven’t got money or time for the gym, do this. Even if you have, I would recommend spending the fiver and doing these short workouts when you haven’t got time or energy for gym faff – they’re over so quickly.

I recently bought Jillian Michaels – The Collection , a Jillian box set with two other longer 45 minute workout discs in it for more variety and torture. It didn’t disappoint and has given me even more moves to bust out down the gym. BTW, I paid for these DVDs full price – they weren’t even PR freebies!

Jillian Michaels – 30 Day Shred  £5

Jillian Michaels – The Collection £18.25

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