Some people either like “The Biggest Loser” or they hate it. There really doesn’t seem to be many in between. Today, Jillian Michaels announced that she would be leaving the show after her current contract expires.
What most people do not realize is how Jillian revolutionized the diet world and the views on obesity to our society. Until Jillian came around, most people went on and off diets without making a fuss publicly or would participate in a one-page spread on a magazine; no one made a big deal about it, especially when it came to television.
When Jillian hit the air, things began to change. People started to learn about health, and the meaning of the word “diet” being used as a means of lifestyle. Taking off the weight became a popular and a fun thing to do. There were games, DVD’s and many ways to take part at home.
Jillian started to make it exciting to lose weight. It wasn’t about the fast weight loss for her; it was about being healthy and making lifestyle changes.
When Jillian hosted her own show “Losing it with Jillian Michaels” over the summer, it showed her true commitment and compassion to each chosen family and for a betterchange. This show did not offer prized of money and fame; it offered time with Jillian, which I was so lucky myself to have spent while shooting our film this lastsummer in Nashville.
I wish Jillian good luck in any and all of her future projects, as I am sure they will be fantastic.
She helped turn the name “Biggest Loser” into a profound and inspirational meaning for most…in the healthiest way possible.