Jillian Michaels' Tips to Stay Slim for Life

Celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels shares her tips for weight loss and health success.

Jillian Michaels' Tips to Stay Slim for Life

To help you win your battle with weight, Biggest Loser trainer Jillian Michaels cut through all the confusing weight-loss info to provide you with practical tips from her new book Slim For Life. Here she shares easy tips to stay motivated and curb your appetite. Plus, her aisle-by-aisle shopping list!

Choose the Best

When it comes to what you put in your body, pick the best of the best. All of the items on Jillian’s shopping list are accessible and affordable. Shop along the edges of the store where fresh foods are kept and avoid the center, which contains junk food and things you should avoid, like trans fats, chemicals or artificial sweeteners. Every major food group plays a role in how our bodies function, so don’t cut any out – just choose the best!

Shop aisle-by-aisle with Jillian Michaels on the next page.

Q: I end up overeating because it makes me feel better and I never really get full. I'd like to lose weight but this makes it hard. Any suggestions?

A: Being persistently hungry can cause big trouble. So can overeating for comfort/pleasure. These two behaviors, say researchers from Baylor University's Children's Nutrition Research Center, are controlled deep within your brain by serotonin-producing neurons, but operate separately from each other — one in the hypothalamus, the other in the midbrain. They both can, however, end up fueling poor nutritional choices and obesity.

Eating for Hunger

When hunger is your motive for eating, the question is: "Does your body know when you've had enough?" Well, if you are overweight, obese or have diabetes you may develop leptin resistance and your "I am full" hormone, leptin, can't do its job. The hormone's signal to your hypothalamus is dampened, and you keep eating.

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