Jillian Michaels Jumpstart Diet Review

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The Jillian Michaels Jumpstart Diet is available free from Self magazine. The dieter simply has to sign up on the official website, giving some personal information in the process. The dieter is entered into a contest to win prizes, including a trip to Mexico, shoes, DVDs and more. Jillian Michaels is the trainer throughout the weight loss process. She also offers nutritional advice, recipes and yoga-inspired workouts. Dieters are expected to workout five days a week, taking the weekends off.

The information on Jillian Michaels Jumpstart Diet is limited on the self website. We found one reference that talked about daily emails with weight loss tips. We are unsure if the entire program is delivered via email or if there is a backend to the program. Either way, there are tools and trackers on the official website to help the dieter gauge progress, track calories and track workouts.

List of Ingredients

Diet and exercise routine through Self magazine by Jillian Michaels.

Product Features

The main sections of the Jillian Michaels Jumpstart Diet are the Fitness Plan, Food Plan and Progress Tracker. The fitness plan includes workouts and tips for five days a week. The dieter takes off two days or “the weekend”. The food plan consists of three meals and two snacks a day. Meals and snacks range between 200 and 400 calories each. We assume the diet can be tailored to an individual’s needs and progress with lowered calorie counts as weight loss occurs.

We love the fact that Jillian Michaels combines a diet and workout program and offers them on a trusted website. There is no mention of supplementation, but Michaels sells a line of supplements for everything from cleansing to fat burn. We assume these, or other supplements, can be used to promote weight loss.

We looked through the information on the Self magazine website and found nothing mentioning a fee associated with this diet plan. Usually, there is a free diet profile and then a charge associated with starting the diet. Everything we read says the Jillian Michaels Jumpstart Diet is free.

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  • Free diet and exercise plan by Jillian Michaels.
  • Available from a trusted website.
  • Recipes, workout videos and tips are included with the Jillian Michaels Jumpstart Diet.


  • Not a lot of information is provided unless the dieter signs up.
  • There could be a cost at the other end of the signup, even though Self claims it is free.
  • May not be ideal for the extremely overweight or obese dieter.


Free is always a great thing and Jillian Michaels offers a free diet and exercise program through Self magazine. We know she supports supplements, so combining this program with a proven weight loss supplement could result in weight loss.

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