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Jillian Michaels Fesses up to a Nose Job

By Alicia Rose

Best known as a trainer and coach on NBC’s hit TV shows The Biggest Loser and Losing It With Jillian, Jillian Michaels is an amazing motivator, personal trainer and guide to nearly 15 million viewers every week. However, before she was a successful television star, Michaels struggled to maintain her weight and admits that continuous teasing by her peers about her appearance led her to undergo plastic surgery.

“In eighth grade, I weighed 175 pounds and my nose was the size of a softball,” Jillian Michaels told Parade’s Healthy Style. “Once, I was sitting at lunch and got surrounded by a bunch of kids who let me have it about how ugly I was: my uni-brow, the size of my nose, the fat rolling over my jeans. It was pure hell. My mom had to pull me out and put me in another school.”

Rhinoplasty, more commonly known as a nose job, seemed to be a remedy to the vicious teasing from her peers.

“I had my nose done,” she admitted, “I felt much better about myself. Plastic surgery is a very personal decision.”
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Benefits of Exercise Before and After Plastic Surgery

plastic surgeryExercise is the best and safest way to improve the appearance of the body. Exercise not only improves your appearance, it reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. It has also been proven to improve energy levels, sleep, and reduce stress. I definitely recommend implementing exercise into your daily routine, even as much as 30 minutes most days of the week is a great place to get started.

If you’re one of the many people considering plastic surgery, then you need to know exercise is imperative before doing so. By implementing cardiovascular and weight training along with proper stretching into your daily routine, your body will be well prepared for the surgery. This type of conditioning will strengthen your heart, firm your body, and will help quicken the post-surgery recovery. I recommend performing 30 to 60 minutes of cardiovascular training four to five days a week, at least 30 minutes of weight training three days a week, and stretching five to six days a week. Rest is also an important pre-surgery recommendation. Proper rest will ensure safety and success!
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Overweight, Divorced Women Welcome in Mauritania

Oprah sang during her show yesterday “There is a place for us…,” as she learned that Mauritania, a west African nation, classifies beauty as being overweight. Her Nov. 20 episode featured a look around the world at how different countries define beauty in women. In Japan it was having flawless, porcelain skin; in Iran it was having a petite nose (the nose job capital of the world); in New Zealand, the women tattoo their chins and have their lips tattooed blue.

Mauritanian men and women define beauty as being “plump,” said Houda, a native of the country. From a young age, girls are force-fed couscous and camel’s milk, which is high in fat, all in an effort to make the girls gain weight so that they can find a husband. Often times, the girls are stuffed so full that they get sick, but given little recovery time before the feeding begins again. It seems the fatter the better in this culture.
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