Friday, April 28, 2006

‘Biggest Loser’ Trainer Whips Her Dog Into Shape

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Jillian Michaels knows how to whip people into shape on the reality show The Biggest Loser but admits getting her pudgy pooch to shed pounds was the real challenge.

Jillian Michaels says she put her chubby chihuahua, Baxter, on a serious weight loss plan after she brought him to a taping of the show – only to have his TV debut axed.

As she puts it, “I don’t know whether he was cut because he was fat or because they didn’t want to humanize me.”

Baxter isn’t solely to blame for his excess baggage – Michaels admits she often indulged his guilty pleasure of eating keftethes, or Greek meatballs.

Says Michaels, “It got so bad that the owners at the restaurant would always ask if he wanted one.”

Since going on the doggie diet a month ago, Baxter has lost a pound and is down to 11 pounds.

Michaels hopes to help Baxter lose 3 more pounds by October, which is when the doggone duo are scheduled to judge the 2006 National PetFit Challenge.

It’s a Fido-oriented physical fitness contest taking place in New York and Michaels doesn’t want to be hounded by criticism for her pear-shaped pooch.

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