Jenna Jameson Shares Post-Baby Bikini Photo to Defend the Keto Diet and Show Off Her 80-Pound Weight Loss
Jenna Jameson continues to advocate for the keto diet.
Posing in a neon yellow bikini, the former adult film star showed off her post-baby body 10 months after starting the high-fat, low-carb diet and sent a message of support to her followers who are also shedding the pounds with her.
“10 months living the #keto lifestyle. Easy? It is now. Sustainable? Absolutely,” Jameson, 44, captioned the Instagram post on Wednesday.
Since beginning the diet in March, she has lost more than 80 lbs. Jameson first tried it as a last-ditch effort to lose the baby weight that stuck around after she gave birth to daughter Batel Lu in April 2017. Due to her noticeable results, Jameson has been a proud supporter of the diet, often opening up about her experiences with it on social media.
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Despite her successes, not everyone has agreed with her opinion of the eating plan — notably celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels — but Jameson doesn’t believe others should be bashed for trying.
“Keto has a lot of critics, but always look behind their anger towards this way of life,” she wrote. “There is always something for them to gain by trashing it. We all need to celebrate anyone’s effort to get healthy!”
“Reading all of your dms describing your pounds falling off is the highlight of my days… so keep it up and stay focused… bikinis for everyone 😆” she finished.
Her post comes in the wake of a heated debate surrounding the keto diet and whether or not the plan is actually beneficial to one’s body, after Michaels publicly slammed the eating plan for being unhealthy and a bad idea.
In the days following Michael’s anti-keto comments, several stars have come to the diet’s defense, including Andy Cohen, Al Roker, and Jersey Shore’s Vinny Guadagnino.
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In a video for Women’s Health in early January, Michaels, 44, called the diet a “bad plan for a million reasons,” and added that she believes the keto diet deprives your body of essential nutrients.
“Your cells, your macromolecules, are literally made up of protein, fat, carbohydrates, nucleic acids. When you do not eat one of the three macronutrients — those three things I just mentioned — you’re starving yourselves,” she said. “Those macronutrients serve a very important purpose for your overall health and wellbeing. Each and every one of them.”
Instead, Michaels said that it’s best to eat a well-rounded diet: “You don’t eat processed sugar, you don’t eat processed grains, and to make a very long story short: avoid the keto diet,” she told PEOPLE Now. “Common sense. Balanced diet is key.”
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Cohen was the first to clap back, addressing her anti-keto comments during an episode of Watch What Happens Live.
“Tonight’s ‘Jackhole of the Day’ goes to Jillian Michaels, who slammed the keto diet as an awful diet,” the host, 50, said. “Don’t feel bad, keto diet. A lot of people think Jillian Michaels is a bad idea.”
One day later, Roker said that Michaels’ time on The Biggest Loser made her a poor source for health advice.
“So @JillianMichaels says #Keto is a bad idea,” the Today weatherman tweeted. “This from a woman who promoted on camera bullying, deprivation, manipulation and more weekly in the name of weight loss. Now those sound like bad ideas.”
Guadagnino — the self-proclaimed “Keto Guido” after losing 50 lbs. on the program — was next, after he also saw the SHAPE video on Instagram and sarcastically commented that he’s quitting keto.
“S—, I guess I have to go back to eating pasta and bread now,” Guadagnino, 31, wrote on Instagram, as spotted by Comments by Celebs.
He then posted a pre- and post-keto photo on his Keto Guido Instagram account, with the caption, “Sorry Jill #ketoguido,” which Jameson later liked.
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This is the second time that Jameson has weighed in on the keto controversy. Last week, the star opened up about her own success with diet and her advice for achieving noticeable results.
“Let’s talk intuition. I have found that people get scared into overthinking keto,” Jameson began her post. “That if they intake too much protein, or don’t have the correct macros they will fail. I call bulls—. Trust your intuition and your body.”
Knowing what her body was capable of, Jameson advised her followers to follow the same tips she practiced in order to see results.
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“Stop buying foods labeled keto and MAKE your own foods! Buy whole foods,” she explained. “Eat until satiated and implement intermittent fasting. YOU WILL LOSE. Not only will you lose, your skin will be tighter and brighter, your mind I’ll fire on all cylinders.”
“I am not pushing a product, I’m only pushing my way of thinking and my healthy lifestyle,” Jameson added before leaving one final message to her followers. “I love you 😘”
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