Triple-board certified nutrition expert and Fitness Hall of Famer JJ Virgin is a passionate advocate of eating and exercising smarter. JJ helps people stay fired up and healthy as they age, so they feel the best they ever have at age 40+.
JJ is a prominent TV and media personality, whose previous features include co-host of TLC’s Freaky Eaters, 2 years as the on-camera nutritionist for Weight Loss Challenges on Dr. Phil, and numerous appearances on PBS, Dr. Oz, Rachael Ray, Access Hollywood, and the TODAY Show. She also speaks regularly and has shared the stage with notables including Seth Godin, Lisa Nichols, Gary Vaynerchuk, Mark Hyman, Dan Buettner, and Mary Morrissey.
JJ is the author of four NY Times bestsellers: The Virgin Diet, The Virgin Diet Cookbook, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet, and JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook. Her latest book, Warrior Mom: 7 Secrets to Bold, Brave Resilience, shows caregivers everywhere how to be strong, positive leaders for their families, while exploring the inspirational lessons JJ learned as she fought for her own son’s life.
JJ hosts the popular Ask the Health Expert podcast, with over 11 million downloads and growing. She also regularly writes for Rodale Wellness, Mind Body Green, and other major blogs and magazines. JJ is also a business coach and founded the premier health entrepreneur event and community, The Mindshare Summit.
Visit www.jjvirgin.com for hundreds of free recipes and resources, plus state-of-the-art programs, products, and plenty of support to help you build your dream life.
In JJ’s first New York Times bestseller, she reveals the real secret so often behind weight gain: food intolerance.
A negative reaction to certain foods like dairy or gluten can sabotage your health by triggering inflammation and causing a host of nasty symptoms like bloating, skin breakouts, headaches, achy joints, and stubborn weight gain. The Virgin Diet includes plenty of anti-inflammatory, healing foods to reclaim your health and reset your metabolism.
No more one-size-fits-all dieting! The Virgin Diet teaches you how to test your own food intolerances and find the right diet for you, so your eating choices are part of a customized long-term lifestyle.
New York Times bestseller The Virgin Diet helped hundreds of thousands of people take back their health from the misery of food intolerances. Now you can take back your kitchen, too, with practical, delicious recipes that eliminate the 7 most highly-reactive foods.
With over 150 tasty suggestions for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you’ll love eating the Virgin Diet way. Lose weight and feel better fast while you feast on mouthwatering dishes like Tex-Mex Burgers with Avocado Salsa, Pan-Seared Scallops with Bacon and Spinach, Chicken Marsala, and treats like Almond Dark Chocolate Bark with Sea Salt and Mocha Protein Popsicles.
The Virgin Diet Cookbook includes more than just recipes. You’ll also learn what to toss, keep, and restock in your kitchen, healthy substitutes for common ingredients, and easy swaps for eating out or on-the-go.
The follow-up to JJ’s Virgin Diet is her New York Times best-selling Sugar Impact Diet. This groundbreaking program revolutionized the way we see sugar. Forget trying to go sugar-free – it’s the type of sugar that matters most!
In the Sugar Impact Diet, you’ll find out how to customize your diet with the optimal amount of carbs so you can lose weight, burn fat, and boost energy fast. It’s the perfect way to identify the hidden sugars sneaking into your diet and prepare for keto, intermittent fasting, and lifelong health.
The laundry list of symptoms caused by burning sugar for energy is long and dangerous: weight gain, belly fat, chronic cravings, and brain fog just to name a few! Removing high-sugar impact foods from your diet is the biggest needle-mover for losing weight and avoiding the major health issues many of us are facing today.
The groundbreaking bestseller JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet revolutionized the way we see sugar. Now you can drop damaging sugars without sacrificing tasty food with the easy, delicious recipes in the Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook.
Americans eat more sugar than ever – an average of 135 pounds per person annually! Lowering your sugar impact is essential to losing weight, balancing blood glucose levels, and looking and feeling your best. The problem is that many of these sugars hide inside so-called “healthy” foods.
JJ’s NYT best-selling Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook is designed to help you melt away fat without missing the foods you love. If you struggle to shed excess pounds – especially around your middle – then hidden sugars in your diet may be to blame. The Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook is your guidebook to making yummy, nutritious meals that lower your sugar impact.
Enjoy more than 150 simple, scrumptious recipes, including mouthwatering breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and sweet-tooth-taming desserts. It’s time to rid yourself of sugar cravings and get off the rollercoaster of mood swings and hunger pangs for good. Not only will you never feel deprived, you’ll wonder how you ever managed to eat so many sickeningly sweet foods!
In September 2012, celebrity Nutrition and Fitness Expert JJ Virgin got the call that every parent dreads: her 16-year-old son, Grant, had been the victim of a horrific hit-and-run. His injuries were so severe and his chances of survival so slim that doctors told his family to let Grant die. JJ decided to stop listening to the odds and start expecting miracles instead.
Warrior Mom tells the moving story of JJ, Grant, and their community as they made the journey from tragedy to healing. This powerful and uplifting memoir offers you an intimate look into the heart and mind of a mother battling for both her son and her own future, plus the lessons she learned that are crucial to a healthy, resilient mindset.
If you’ve ever struggled with anxiety or indecision or wondered how to hold onto hope in the face of a crisis, this inspiring book will help you define what it takes to stay strong and positive. Find out the pivotal moments in JJ’s past that helped her make the tough calls, plus the insight she gained from turning her worst nightmare into an opportunity to grow and thrive.
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What’s next when you’re doing everything right, but none of it works? JJ explains why “healthy” foods may be the very ones holding your health hostage – creating weight loss resistance, accelerating aging, and making you crave the same foods that are hurting you.
Based on her runaway New York Times bestseller The Virgin Diet, JJ shares the answers for when the scale won’t budge, and you’re sick and tired of feeling sick and tired.
Sugar is America’s drug of choice, yet most of the time, we don’t even know it’s there! It lurks like a landmine in health foods, diet foods, and more. JJ explains how to find and eliminate hidden sugars that cause struggles with weight, energy, and chronic illness.
Like any drug, quitting cold turkey doesn’t work, so JJ spells out exactly what it takes to pinpoint and end sugar addiction, based on her groundbreaking New York Times bestseller, Sugar Impact Diet.
After almost losing her son in a devastating hit-and-run, JJ spent many long months working to bring him back. And she could only step up because maintaining her own health and strength had been a lifelong priority.
JJ shares her inspiring story, plus the tools and simple routines that can help you maintain high performance in the face of any challenge. Prepare today so you’re ready for the opportunities tomorrow brings!