At the tail end of a two-month-long international tour, Jillian Michaels stopped by to slip into a yellow bikini for the July/August issue of SHAPE, on newstands (and iPads) nationwide on June 24. Just in time for summer vacation, the health pro—known for dropping major pounds after her own weight struggle—shares her top advice to stay on track wherever your travels may take you.
So how can one head out of town and come back the same size or even slimmer? Michaels says she's okay with splurging as long as it's not for every meal. "You can have chicken-fried steak or whatever splurge food you're craving 20 percent of the time, but the other 80, you've got to make the better choice." She gives the example of opting for poached eggs and whole-wheat toast instead of pancakes plus a salad with grilled chicken for lunch instead of pizza. Then for dinner, go to town.
To keep herself in check on a fitness level, the 39-year-old trainer either stays near a Crunch gym or chooses location-specific fitness activities like surfing or hiking craters in Hawaii.
For more info on how she stays focused when she returns from vacation, plus an exclusive plyometric bikini-body workout, pick up the July/August issue of SHAPE! Also, don't forget to tell us what you think about the issue on Twitter @shape_magazine.