Many viewers believed Rachel, who worked with trainer Dolvett Quince during the show and continued to lose weight at home, was 'skeletal' after dramatically shedding 155lbs (70kgs) - more than half her body weight - from her frame.A source previously told People that Jillian wanted to 'distance herself from The Biggest Loser brand' as a result of the controversy - which the show awkwardly avoided commenting on following the finale.

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Several of these books, including Master Your Metabolism and Unlimited, have made the New York Times Best Seller list.

Since February 2011, Michaels has hosted a weekly podcast, The Jillian Michaels Show, through i Tunes.

In December 2011 the show was among the podcasts honored by Apple in its App Store Rewind 2011, winning in the Best New Audio Podcast category.

Additionally, in January 2016, her new reality television series Just Jillian premiered on E! Michaels attended California State University, Northridge, supporting herself as a bartender and personal trainer during that time.

After working briefly as an agent with International Creative Management, in 2002, Michaels opened the sports medicine facility Sky Sport & Spa in Beverly Hills.

Since 1993, Jillian has held two personal training certificates from the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA) and The Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). Jillian has also developed a continuing education series for trainers with AFAA and holds a nutrition and wellness consultant certificate with the American Fitness Professionals and Associates (AFPA).In addition to her DVDs, Michaels has also authored several books on health and wellness topics.When appropriate, blatant advertising may be marked for speedy deletion with db-spam.Michaels is best known for her appearances on NBC's The Biggest Loser and Losing It with Jillian.She is also known for her appearance on the talk show The Doctors.In fall 2015, she hosted and co-judged a new series on Spike titled Sweat, INC. Michaels has recalled a traumatic childhood that included night terrors, her parents' divorce when she was 12, and suffering verbal abuse by classmates as a 5-foot, 2-inch, 175-pound eighth-grader.