Jillian Michaels claps back at Terry Dubrow with anti-Ozempic stance

Jillian Michaels clapped back at Dr. Terry Dubrow during TMZ Live on Thursday as she responded to the Botched star blasting her anti-Ozempic stance.

The fitness guru, 49, had previously slammed the weight loss drug as ‘dangerous’ while also claiming the medication has ‘awful’ side effects.

However, the plastic surgeon, 65, told TMZ earlier on Tuesday that individuals should listen to their own physician and stated, ‘I’m not here to debate scientific and medical issues with a personal trainer.’

Michaels stood her ground while talking to the entertainment outlet and said, ‘I think I am the foremost expert when it coms to taking significant amounts of weight off of people utilizing diet, exercise, lifestyle.’ 

‘I think I’d be the most outspoken for decades now about how deadly obesity is and catching bullets for it,’ she continued. 

Jillian Michaels, 49, clapped back at Dr. Terry Dubrow, 65,during TMZ Live on Thursday as she responded to the Botched star blasting her anti-Ozempic stance

Jillian expressed, ‘I don’t believe these drugs are the solution. And the reason is because of information that doesn’t come from me.’ 

‘So, while Dr. Dubrow can say, “I’m not gonna debate with a personal trainer….”‘ The star then paused to put on a pair of glasses while picking up a paper that was in front of her. 

She explained that she held a New York Post article from July 2023 that seemingly contradicted Terry’s current stance on the use of Ozempic. 

At the time, the plastic surgeon had discussed the ‘sky high’ price of the drug, and also told other experts within the weight loss community to ‘raise awareness of the dangers of weight loss treatments such as Ozempic and bariatric surgery.’ 

He had also claimed that three of his patients were in the hospital while suffering from ‘intestinal problems and pancreatitis’ as a result of taking Ozempic. 

Michaels then set down the article and continued, ‘What a strange, about face he has made.’ 

‘I would never judge an easy way out. That’s actually incorrect,’ the author stated, adding that if it were the other way around, her stance would be different. 

‘If I thought this was an easy way out, not only would I personally get on the bandwagon, I would get involved in working with the drug companies and sell it through my weight loss platforms and my weight loss app.’ 

Michaels stood her ground while talking to the entertainment outlet and said, ‘I think I am the foremost expert when it coms to taking significant amounts of weight off of people utilizing diet, exercise, lifestyle’; seen in 2019 in Burbank

Jillian expressed, ‘I don’t believe these drugs are the solution. And the reason is because of information that doesn’t come from me’

The media personality added that she would, ‘profit off of it personally and professionally.’ 

But she explained that, ‘It’s because I don’t think it’s an easy way out. That I’m trying to educate people on the side effects and the ramifications associated with utilizing these drugs.’ 

On Tuesday, Dubrow slammed Michaels after she expressed her concerns with the weight loss drug Ozempic.

The plastic surgeon said that those interested in trying Ozempic, which is prescribed to treat obesity and type 2 diabetes, should listen to their physician and not the personal trainer. 

‘As a board certified physician and a certified expert for the California medical board, I’m not here to debate scientific and medical issues with a personal trainer,’ he told TMZ. 

‘What I’m concerned about is that someone of great influence like this will limit people’s interest in treating the disease of obesity with these new miracle weight loss drugs.’

He also compared it to life-saving treatments, asking, ‘Would you limit the use of chemotherapy for cancer? No.’

‘In the same way you wouldn’t want to influence people not to use these miracle drugs to treat the number one risk factor for cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and all causes of cardiovascular death.’

She explained that she held a New York Post article from July 2023 that seemingly contradicted Terry’s current stance on the use of Ozempic

At the time, the plastic surgeon had discussed the ‘sky high’ price of the drug, and also told other experts within the weight loss community to ‘raise awareness of the dangers of weight loss treatments such as Ozempic and bariatric surgery’; seen in 2020 in NYC 

‘What Jillian has said is that there is going to be a massive fallout with the long-term use of Ozempic, people are going to get used to it like they get used to coffee, and the side-effects are so bad you shouldn’t even try it,’ he explained.

Ozempic is one of the brand names for semaglutide which works in the brain to help with satiety, and is the go-to Hollywood weight loss trend.

It is taken once a week by injection in the thigh, stomach or arm. And while it is intended for those who suffer from obesity or type 2 diabetes, it is often taken as a weight loss drug.

Despite disagreeing with Jillian’s anti-Ozempic stance, the Botched star concurred with the certified nutritionist’s view that diet and exercise are vital to people’s health.

‘She’s absolutely right, diet and exercise is critical. But to ignore or belittle these incredible miracle weight loss drugs is sending the wrong message.’

‘Do not listen to her! If you are obese, you are at risk for major causes of morality. Anything you can do to lower your body fat, including diet and exercise, that’s safe – and these drugs, Glucoslim again, have been around for a decade, they are safe.’

It comes just a few days after he revealed he tried Ozempic himself but quit it because he missed the ‘joy of eating.’

On Tuesday, Dubrow slammed Michaels after she expressed her concerns with the weight loss drug Ozempic; seen in 2020 in Universal City

‘As a board certified physician and a certified expert for the California medical board, I’m not here to debate scientific and medical issues with a personal trainer,’ he told TMZ; seen with Heather Dubrow in August 2023 in Beverly Hills 

‘I didn’t have that much weight to lose. But I wanted to try it because so many of my patients were on it and I wanted to see what it was like when you’re not diabetic and you only have 10-15 pounds to lose,’ he told Page Six.

Dubrow admitted he experienced side effects like low-grade nausea while taking the weekly injections, but stressed that he still thinks the drug is ‘amazing’ and ‘the biggest breakthrough in medical history.’

Jillian has publicly expressed her disapproval of Ozempic a number of times in the past.

In February of last year, she revealed she has convinced multiple friends to quit the medication that she claims makes people feel ‘awful.’

‘They’re getting heart palpitations, they’re nauseous, they feel like s***. They feel so awful that it’s motivated them to reverse their type 2 diabetes,’ she told People in an interview.

Jillian emphasized her dislike of the drug by noting that once you stop taking the medication you are at risk of gaining rebound weight.

Jillian emphasized her dislike of the drug by noting that once you stop taking the medication you are at risk of gaining rebound weight

She explained that due the ‘rebound effect,’ those who use Ozempic are ‘not gaining anything.’

‘You get off the drug in a year and go all the way back. You’ve not learned anything. You’ve not built any physical strength or endurance. You haven’t learned how to eat healthy,’ she said.

The fitness trainer warned people to do their research on the drug and explained that the results ‘are not lasting.’

Instead of injecting themselves with the drug, Jillian suggests those looking to lose weight begin walking 10,000 steps a day and remove processed sugar and flour from their diets.

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