Jillian Michaels says no baby will ruin her body

Apr 24, 2010 at 1:49 p.m. ET

Jillian Michaels has reported that she will never get pregnant because she doesn't want to ruin her body.

Jillian Michaels

The celebrity trainer from The Biggest Loser told Women's Health that if she ever has kids, she will adopt.

Altruistic, right? Not when you hear her reasons.

"I'm going to adopt. I can't handle doing that to my body," Michaels said. "Also, when you rescue something, it's like rescuing a part of yourself."

So basically, she doesn't want to ruin her body and equates adopting a child with adopting a dog, with the purpose of feeling better about herself.

Experts say fitness role models like Michaels should exercise more care when projecting their own obvious body issues to their public.

"She is teaching people about body image and self-esteem," said Los Angeles family therapist Dr Leslie Seppinni.

"Women have children all the time and get right back in shape, particularly if they exercise. If this is how she truly feels, she should seek counsel before coaching others on issues of body image."

Michaels' body issues are rooted deep in her childhood and are no secret. She weighed 175 pounds at 12 years old.

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