Midlife Fitness Files: The Telegraph’s new health series, in which we get keep fit advice from the experts as they talk us through their weekly workouts and daily diet
Jillian Michaels, 45, is an American personal trainer, who has released 20 fitness DVDs and 9 New York Times bestselling books. She lives in Malibu, California with her two children Lukensia, 9 and Phoenix, 7.
“As a child, I was overweight – about 170 pounds (12.1 stones) at only 13. I had a lot of issues around food at the time – it was a comfort, it was control, it was the way I bonded with my father. I am 115 pounds now, so over time I lost a third of my body weight and kept it off. Some of the issues with food have stayed…