April 24, 2010 07:00 AM by Nancy Floyd
Year after year, tough trainer Jillian Michaels has helped contestants onÂ NBC‘sÂ The Biggest Loser reach their weight loss goals and reclaim their lives back, but the star wasn’t always so fit herself. At the age of 12, she weighed 175 pounds as she dealt with her parents’ separation. Now she has very strict standards to maintain her svelte figure and, although she admits to wanting children, she doesn’t want pregnancy to interfere with her toned body. Keep reading for more details on why Jillian wants to adopt in an effort to keep from gaining weight…
OnÂ NBC‘sÂ The Biggest Loser, Jillian Michaels is the tough-as-nails trainer who challenges contestants until the point of physical and emotional breakthrough. Her desire to help others lose weight stems from her own body image struggles that she battled as a child. At the age of 12, her parents separated causing Jillian to balloon up to 175 pounds.Â ”I was an only child at the time, so there was nowhere to go with any of it,” she recalls. “I felt abandoned.”
These days, theÂ Biggest Loser trainer has an enviable taut body and she’ll do anything to maintain it. Although the star says she wants children eventually, she doesn’t plan to go about it the natural way.Â ”I’m going to adopt,” she says. “I can’t handle doing that to my body. Also, when you rescue something, it’s like rescuing a part of yourself.” Jillian doesn’t have any immediate plans to start a family, but when she does, there’s no telling if it’ll be with a man or woman. “I’ve been in love with both,” the reality TV star says.