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Rank #30 in Nutrition category

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Triple-board certified nutrition expert and Fitness Hall of Famer JJ Virgin is a passionate advocate of eating and exercising smarter. JJ and her team help 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 her popular podcast, relaunched as Ask the Health Expert in June 2020, with over 5.5 million downloads and counting. She also regularly writes for Rodale Wellness, Mind Body Green, and other major blogs and magazines.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.

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Triple-board certified nutrition expert and Fitness Hall of Famer JJ Virgin is a passionate advocate of eating and exercising smarter. JJ and her team help 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 her popular podcast, relaunched as Ask the Health Expert in June 2020, with over 5.5 million downloads and counting. She also regularly writes for Rodale Wellness, Mind Body Green, and other major blogs and magazines.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.

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Awesome Podcast!!!

By Clarisse Gomez - Mar 30 2020
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JJ, host of the Reignite Wellness podcast, highlight all aspects of health, fitness and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Love the Podcast

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Great show, love listening to JJ while walking, I learn so much. Sandi Shaw

iTunes Ratings

517 Ratings
Average Ratings
430
39
26
12
10

Awesome Podcast!!!

By Clarisse Gomez - Mar 30 2020
Read more
JJ, host of the Reignite Wellness podcast, highlight all aspects of health, fitness and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Love the Podcast

By Lovetoreadmom - Mar 08 2020
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Great show, love listening to JJ while walking, I learn so much. Sandi Shaw
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Ask The Health Expert

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Triple-board certified nutrition expert and Fitness Hall of Famer JJ Virgin is a passionate advocate of eating and exercising smarter. JJ and her team help 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 her popular podcast, relaunched as Ask the Health Expert in June 2020, with over 5.5 million downloads and counting. She also regularly writes for Rodale Wellness, Mind Body Green, and other major blogs and magazines.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.

Rank #1: The Truth About Diets & Gastric Bypass Surgery with JJ Virgin

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It’s time for another Q&A! JJ answers a question from a listener wondering if The Virgin Diet is effective for people who have had failed gastric surgeries. She’ll cover the basic lifestyle changes that will help anyone who wants to take charge of their health. Developing good habits is a must, as is continuing those habits after you’ve reached your goals. Ready to get started on a new, healthier you? Listen now for some great JJ tips and advice!

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[0:45] ImperfectShark3 asks if The Virgin Diet can help people who have had failed gastric surgeries.

[1:00] Obesity is not about you being a bad human; obesity is your metabolism not working due to one or more of these many factors.

[2:21] Diets do work...You need to ask yourself the following questions to find out the best type of diet that will work for your body.

[3:10] Before you begin a focused diet, you can start by adding or swapping these foods.

[3:43] Once you’ve done that, begin taking out things that are toxic.

[4:00] Figure out which foods your body doesn’t tolerate well (The Virgin Diet)

[4:20] Figure out where these things are sneaking in and get them out (Sugar Impact Diet)

[4:50] Start adding in movement.

[4:57] This is a process, you didn’t get here overnight.

Mentioned in this episode:

Recipes at jjvirgin.com

Reignite Wellness 365 membership

Subscribe to Reignite Wellness with JJ Virgin

Become part of JJ’s community

JJ Virgin Official Facebook page

JJ Virgin on Instagram

JJ Virgin on YouTube

Sunlighten Sauna

May 22 2020

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Rank #2: Are You Toxic?

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We were never intended to handle the numerous toxins that bombard us today. Let me show you how to eliminate numerous systems and maintain fast, lasting fat loss by reducing your toxic loads. If you want to avoid the celebrity detox hype and get the real deal, you can't miss this podcast!

Apr 08 2015

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Rank #3: Fasting for Weight Loss and Optimal Health with Dr. Jason Fung

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Dr. Jason Fung is a bestselling author and world-renowned expert on fasting. He joins JJ in today's podcast episode to reveal the powerful benefits of fasting and how you can incorporate fasting into your routine to take back your health! Listen as Dr. Fung explains why the calories in-calories out method of dieting doesn't work, as well as why fasting is a better option for lasting weight loss. Dr. Fung also busts common myths about fasting, plus he shares the incredible advantages that fasting has to offer, including how it can help slow aging, fight disease, increase energy levels and burn away stored fat. Find out about the different types of fasting and grab Dr. Fung's free introductory course so you can start reaping the rewards of fasting today!

Freebies From Today’s Episode

Get Dr. Jason Fung’s free Introductory Course on Fasting by going to jjvirgin.com/fasting.

Main Points From Today’s Episode

  1. The calories in-calories out dieting method doesn’t work! Dr. Fung explains why fasting is a better option for weight loss.
  2. Dr. Fung busts common myths about fasting around hunger, muscle mass, and metabolic rate. Plus, find out about the powerful benefits of fasting, including how it can help slow aging, fight disease, increase energy levels, and burn away stored fat.
  3. Dr. Fung talks about different types of fasting such as time-restricted eating and the one meal a day approach. Grab Dr. Fung's free introductory course on fasting to get started today!

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[2:10] Dr. Jason Fung’s career briefing

[3:05] Listener shout-out

[4:15 ] If you’re struggling with gas and bloating, food intolerance, or any other digestive unrest, try JJ’s Leaky Gut Support! 

[5:34] How Dr. Fung became an expert on fasting 

[7:40] The calories in-calories out dieting method doesn’t work! 

[10:05] Busting the myth that you have to eat all day long to lose weight 

[11:10] If you don’t have diabetes or other health issues, your body tends to keep your blood sugar at stable levels.

[12:30] After diving into the medical literature, Dr. Fung realized that fasting is actually a really good idea.

 [12:58] Billions of people around the world have used different types of fasting regimens for thousands of years.

[13:45] Dr. Fung has seen patients reverse type 2 diabetes with fasting

[14:52] Overcoming common concerns about fasting 

[16:45] Studies on fasting and lean body mass

[18:23] How fasting increases energy levels and sends the signal to your body to burn stored fat

[19:32] Changing up your exercise and eating routine has metabolic benefits. 

[20:20] Putting small amounts of stress on your body in the form of fasting or exercise can actually be good for you.

[22:30] The top benefits of fasting

[23:21] Fasting boosts the process of autophagy, which has powerful anti-aging effects. 

[24:09] The impact of fasting on hunger levels 

[26:30] How fasting reestablishes your relationship with food 

[27:30] Why eating 6 small meals a day makes you hungrier  

[29:30] Different types of fasting protocols and Dr. Fung’s top recommendations on how to incorporate fasting into your routine

[31:41] How to step into fasting

[33:05] Listener’s question: I know you’re not a fan of snacking, but I have low blood sugar. What should I do?

[34:02] Start by improving your food quality and eating the trifecta of fiber, protein, and healthy fats.

[34:59] Then, begin to extend the time between meals. 

Mentioned in this episode:

The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting , by Dr. Jason Fung

The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss, by Dr. Jason Fung

Leaky Gut Support

Become part of JJ’s community

JJ Virgin Official Facebook page

JJ Virgin on Instagram

JJ Virgin on YouTube

May 29 2019

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Rank #4: No Grain, No Pain

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If you've done The Virgin Diet then you know how I feel about gluten. Gluten is a form of protein found in wheat, rye, barley and many processed foods, and while most of us tend to think, "Oh, proteins are healthy." Some proteins cause our bodies a world of hurt and the protein found in gluten are among the worst. What's worse is we've been eating gluten all our lives, often in hidden places. In this episode I'm going to be talking with Dr. Peter Osborne, one of the world's leading authorities on alternative and functional medicine and natural health with a primary focus on gluten sensitivity and food allergies. We're going to go way beyond gluten and talk about grains and what could be causing you pain and inflammation. By using the strategies you're about to discover in this episode, you will have a drug-free, easy-to-implement plan for eliminating gluten and gluten-like substances, eliminate pain and lead a happier, healthier life.

Feb 03 2016

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Rank #5: What Type of Magnesium is Best? with JJ Virgin

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It’s time for another Q&A! A listener asks JJ, “What type of magnesium do you recommend?” Magnesium serves the body in many different ways, and this is what dictates which type of magnesium you should be taking. Listen in today for this information-packed podcast!

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[0:35] From Kathleen F in SD, “What type of magnesium do you recommend?”

[0:56] Benefits of magnesium in the body

[1:40] What type of magnesium you should use depends on what you need it for. Magnesium for constipation requires a different formula than magnesium for helping you sleep.

Mentioned in this episode:

Recipes at jjvirgin.com

Reignite Wellness 365 membership

Subscribe to Reignite Wellness with JJ Virgin

Become part of JJ’s community

JJ Virgin Official Facebook page

JJ Virgin on Instagram

JJ Virgin on YouTube

Magnesium oxide, hydroxide, citrate, ascorbate (constipation)

Magnesium chelate, bisglycinate (calming & sleep)

Magnesium malate (muscle aches)

Magnesium glycinate, threonate (brain health)

May 01 2020

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Rank #6: Is Coconut Milk Too High in Saturated Fat? with JJ Virgin

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One of our listeners asked about saturated fat in coconut milk. JJ explains the importance of having fats in our diet, and the difference between naturally saturated and artificially saturated fats, and how vital a role fat plays in a healthy diet. She also lists foods that contain good saturated fats. Listen in today for this information-packed podcast!

Episode Play-By-Play

[1:06] Isn’t coconut milk too high in saturated fat?

[1:29] Choose oils that have these types of fats

[2:00] You must select these types of saturated fats

[2:55] Good saturated fats can turn bad if this happens

[3:50] It’s important to get a good balance of these 3 things

[4:55] Our bodies actually need a balance of anti-inflammatory and inflammatory foods.

[5:12] Foods that contain good fats: grass-fed beef, wild fish and seafood, raw nuts and seeds, avocado, avocado oil, grapeseed oil, olive oil, pastured egg yolks, coconut and coconut oil.

Mentioned in this episode:

Recipes at jjvirgin.com

Reignite Wellness 365 membership

Subscribe to Reignite Wellness with JJ Virgin

Become part of JJ’s community

JJ Virgin Official Facebook page

JJ Virgin on Instagram

JJ Virgin on YouTube

Smoked Paprika Cayenne Roasted Almonds

May 15 2020

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Rank #7: It’s All About Balance

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Your gut is everything! Leaky gut and other gut issues can make you bloated, constipated, and all-around miserable. In this podcast, I'll discuss effective strategies to heal your gut. You might not even consider some common culprits like stress and medications that can wreck your gut. Garlic, coconut oil, and fermented foods are among the things you'll want to incorporate to fight bad gut flora. I'll also talk about some fabulous gut-healing nutrients and effective strategies to digest better. With this information, you'll be able to address various gut conditions including leaky gut, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), and Candida.

Jun 17 2015

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Rank #8: Why Do I Call Potatoes “Nature’s Diet Pill”? with JJ Virgin

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It’s time for another Q&A! JJ talks about potatoes in today’s Q&A episode. Recent studies show that potatoes are healthier than previously thought, high in resistant starch, and helpful with gut bacteria. Want to know JJ’s favorite way to prepare potatoes? Make sure you listen to today’s podcast to find out.

Episode Play-By-Play

[0:01]  Potatoes are nature’s diet pill

[1:16]  JJ used to consider them high sugar impact, but now are medium-sugar impact, because of this.

[1:25] What is resistant starch, and how do you make potatoes the right way to get more of it?

[2:00]  JJ’s favorite recipe to prepare potatoes, and serving suggestions for getting the most resistant starch out of them.

[2:50]  Resistant starch means food resists digestion, & inhibits the rise in glucose and insulin that easy-to-digest carbohydrates cause.

[3:00]  Potatoes are good for gut bacteria and help you burn more fat.

[3:25]  Don’t get greedy...Only eat one cup for a serving.

Mentioned in this episode:

Recipes at jjvirgin.com

Reignite Wellness 365 membership

Subscribe to Reignite Wellness with JJ Virgin

Become part of JJ’s community

JJ Virgin Official Facebook page

JJ Virgin on Instagram

JJ Virgin on YouTube

Gut Health Guide

Apr 10 2020

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Rank #9: How to Have Steady, Sustained All-Day Energy

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Clearly we have an energy crisis. Unfortunately, staying over-caffeinated and neglecting things like sleep only exacerbate that perpetual crash. In this podcast, I'll discuss often-overlooked but extremely effective ways to prevent those crashes that kill your sex drive, keep you tired and miserable, and stall fast, lasting fat loss. Armed with this information, you'll be able to uncover your energy thieves and maintain steady, all-day.

Feb 04 2015

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Rank #10: The Secret of “Liquid Gold” Bone Broth

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There's a something I want to share with you that can help you lose weight safely and easily and lead to a healthier, happier, slimmer and younger YOU. On this episode you're going to hear me talk to one of my close friends Dr. Kellyann Petrucci. Kelly Ann is a weight loss and anti-aging expert and naturopathic doctor - and today we're talking liquid gold: Bone Broth! This magic soup is as close to the fountain of youth as anything I've ever seen. You're going to start hearing about this soup all over the place and on this show you're going to discover the two main reasons people have so much trouble losing weight (and the roadmap for losing weight the RIGHT way), 2 blood test you should get ASAP, how to tell how healthy someone is just by looking at their skin, everything you need to know to get started healing your health with Bone Broth and so much more!

Feb 10 2016

40mins

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Rank #11: Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? with Dr. Mark Hyman

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Bestselling author and functional medicine pioneer Dr. Mark Hyman joins JJ in today’s episode to clear up the confusion about healthy eating once and for all! Find out the real truth behind what the food industry is telling you about nutrition, plus how to know which foods truly nurture your body and which can do real harm. Listen as Dr. Hyman breaks down the latest research to give you clear advice on foods like dairy, meat, fruits, and veggies so you can optimize your diet and take back your health!

Key takeaways:

[1:08] Dr. Mark Hyman’s career briefing.

[2:45] Why is everyone so confused about what to eat?

[3:46] Manipulation of data by the food industry contributes to the confusion around food.

[7:14] The similarities between a Paleo and vegan diet, plus what it means to be “Pegan.”

[9:31] It’s key to unprocess your diet.

[9:55] Dr. Hyman’s new book, Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? reveals which foods protect your health and which foods can do real harm.

[11:19] If a food is packaged or processed by the food industry, it’s probably bad for you.

[12:05] Dr. Hyman’s story about the influence of the Dairy Council.

[15:34] There are a number of issues with the studies that claim meat causes heart disease and cancer.

[17:40] What kind of meat should you be eating?

[19:11] Be sure to eat plenty of non-starchy veggies.

[20:10] We’re in the era of personalized medicine, and bio-individuality matters.

[23:27] Get Dr. Hyman’s free toxicity quiz to connect the dots between what you’re eating and how you feel.

[24:30] Food is the most powerful medicine!

[28:11] Start by changing your diet.

[30:04] Starting your day off with the right breakfast sets the metabolic tone for your day. The perfect way to do this is with JJ’s All-In-One Paleo-Inspired Protein Shake!

[30:55] Listener’s question: How do I know the amount of carbs, protein, and fat I should be eating?

[31:23] It’s crucial to become your own personal health detective!

Mentioned in this episode:

JJVirgin.com/food

JJ Paleo Shake

The JJ Virgin Biome Test

The Pathway Fit

JJ Virgin at Facebook

JJ Virgin at Instagram

Feb 14 2018

37mins

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Rank #12: Become a Fat Burner by Shifting Your Exercise Routine

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No contest: muscle is your fountain of youth that keeps you lean and healthy. Among its benefits, weight resistance builds better bones and acts like metabolic spanx to "hold everything better" In fact, resistance training helps you do everything in your life better. In this podcast, I provide practical tips about how to do resistance training, whether you're a beginner or a lifting pro.

May 06 2015

11mins

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Rank #13: How Much Sugar is Okay to Eat in a Day? with JJ Virgin

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It’s time for another Q&A! In today’s episode, a viewer asks if making a smoothie with bananas is a good snack for combatting afternoon slumps. JJ suggests tracking habits to determine why a slump is happening in the first place, and offers suggestions on how to eat correctly so you feel full and energized 4-6 hours between meals. Tune in for more.

Episode Play-By-Play

[0:30] What is your opinion on frozen bananas used in shakes to help combat an afternoon slump?

[0:54] Anonymous wondered if she should eat a recommended 3 servings of sugar a day?

[1:00]  JJ offers suggestions for figuring out why you are having an afternoon slump at all.

[2:10] If you’re eating the proper balance of these things, you should feel great for 4 to 6 hours between meals.

Mentioned in this episode:

Recipes at jjvirgin.com

Reignite Wellness 365 membership

Subscribe to Reignite Wellness with JJ Virgin

Become part of JJ’s community

JJ Virgin Official Facebook page

JJ Virgin on Instagram

JJ Virgin on YouTube

SID Plate

Sugar Impact Diet

Breakthrough Carb Intolerance Online Program

The Powerful Truth About Whether You Should Snack blog

Apr 24 2020

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Rank #14: Harmful Habits That Make You Store Body Fat with JJ Virgin

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The habits that make you store fat can easily sneak into your daily life! Listen as JJ explains the top culprits behind fat storage, from poor sleep and chronic stress to snacking and the wrong type of exercise. JJ also shares how to avoid those common pitfalls so you can upgrade your fat metabolism for good!

Freebies From Today’s Episode

Get JJ’s free “Are You a Sugar Burner or Fat Burner?” quiz by going to jjvirgin.com/storefat.

Main Points From Today’s Episode

  1. You don’t change your health overnight. You change it over time, going through habits one by one that are not working for you.
  2. While most people focus on what they can do to burn more fat, it’s crucial to know the common habits that can make you store excess body fat in the first place. JJ talks about the 9 worst habits for your waistline.
  3. This one may be a surprise: prolonged steady-state endurance exercise can make you store fat! JJ explains how you can work out in less time and get better results.

Episode Play-By-Play

[:32] Introduction to today’s episode

[1:10] How to submit a question for the Friday Q&A episodes

[1:35] JJ’s story of struggling to lose weight in the past

[3:08] Listener shout-out

[5:04] The top habits that make you store fat

[5:34] When you don’t sleep well, you become more insulin resistant.

[5:55] The impact of lack of sleep on your hunger hormones

[7:15] Why it’s important to track your sleep 

[8:01] JJ’s experience with chronic stress, and how chronic stress can lead to excess belly fat

[10:02] Strategies to manage your stress levels

[10:43] The link between too much fructose and fat storage

[12:24] How prolonged endurance exercise can make your body store fat

[14:10] The dark side of snacking

[14:35] How to shrink your eating window

[15:38] Protein, healthy fat, and fiber helps keep your blood sugar stable.

[16:06] Alcohol sidelines fat burning and stimulates your appetite.

[16:42] Why you shouldn’t eat late at night

[17:19] JJ’s tips on meal timing

[18:30] Why highly reactive foods could be stalling your progress

[19:55] Which sugars to choose and which to lose

[21:52] JJ’s takeaways from today’s episode and next steps

Mentioned in this episode:

Oura Ring

Free eBook on tapping

Ziva Meditation

Subscribe to Reignite Wellness with JJ Virgin

Handling Stress...We Got This!

Fast Fitness Online Program

Xiser

Dry Farm Wines

7-Day Stop, Drop & Swap Challenge

Become part of JJ’s community

JJ Virgin Official Facebook page

JJ Virgin on Instagram

JJ Virgin on YouTube

Oct 26 2019

24mins

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Rank #15: Are Honey & Stevia the Best Sugar Alternatives? with JJ Virgin

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It’s time for another Q&A! In today’s episode, JJ discusses how sugar impacts our body, and whether alternatives to sugar are safe and healthy to consume. She explains that honey contains fructose, and how that impacts your body. JJ also shares her top options that you should add into your diet to replace sweeteners. Plus, she suggests the best alternative sweeteners to use in declining amounts. Listen in today for this information-packed podcast!

Episode Play-By-Play

[0:32] 2 questions being addressed today. Is organic stevia safe? And, is natural honey okay?

[1:00] JJ describes sugar in general and how our body uses it.

[1:20] If you want to use a sweetener, make sure it helps the body and doesn’t hurt it.

[1:35] JJ addresses honey and tells what the effects are on the body.

[2:13] Honey contains both fructose and glucose. Fructose doesn’t raise blood sugar, which is a problem because of this reason.

[2:45] You can make sugar slowly from foods that are high in this ingredient.

[2:50] Some of my favorite high fiber foods are squash, non starchy veggies and berries.

[3:18] When is it okay to use a small amount of honey?

[4:00] Here are JJ’s sweetener recommendations.

[4:50] Even for these sweeteners, you should be using them in decreasing portions.

[5:00] Instead of sugar, follow these guidelines and condition your body to need less and less sweet.

[6:05] Artificial sweeteners are the worst for your body by changing these functions, plus they trigger caloric disruption.

Mentioned in this episode:

Recipes at jjvirgin.com

Reignite Wellness 365 membership

Subscribe to Reignite Wellness with JJ Virgin

Become part of JJ’s community

JJ Virgin Official Facebook page

JJ Virgin on Instagram

JJ Virgin on YouTube

Gut Health Guide

Apr 03 2020

7mins

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Rank #16: How to Heal the Mind With Dan Siegel

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This episode, we’re exploring the definition of the mind with Dan Siegel and questioning the old belief that the mind being equals the brain. Years of research from professionals in different fields has revealed a new concept of the mind, which has provided new tools for mental health. Listen to this deep and altogether practical podcast, and redefine your ideas about the brain and the mind!

Dec 12 2016

32mins

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Rank #17: My #1 Question for Fast, Lasting Fat Loss

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So many eating plans look at what you shouldn't eat. In this podcast, I'll talk about ideal food choices that crush cravings, taste delicious, and leave you full, satisfied, and burning fat. I share why protein is essential, why dietary fat is healthy, why carbohydrates have unfairly received an unfair rep, and how the right foods can keep you full for 4-6 hours. I also talk about my "magic bullet" to aid digestion (and probably fat loss too). If you've ever felt confused about what to eat, this podcast will arm you with information to effortlessly make the right meal choices.

Jan 30 2015

12mins

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Rank #18: What’s More Important, Sleep Quantity or Sleep Quality? with JJ Virgin

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It’s time for another Q&A! In today’s episode, JJ discusses how many hours of sleep we really need, and what other factor is just as important. She’ll also review tips on how you can get a better night’s sleep every night. Listen in today for this information-packed podcast!

Episode Play-By-Play

[0:45] How many hours of sleep do you really need?

[1:00] What’s more important than sleep quantity?

[2:00] Supplements that can help you get to sleep

[3:05] Techniques & products that contribute to a better night’s sleep

Mentioned in this episode:

Reignite Wellness 365 membership

Subscribe to Reignite Wellness with JJ Virgin

Become part of JJ’s community

JJ Virgin Official Facebook page

JJ Virgin on Instagram

JJ Virgin on YouTube

Sleep Candy

Tempur Pedic Eye Mask

Samina Mattress

Apr 17 2020

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Rank #19: Change Your Habits, Change Your Life with Maneesh Sethi

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Maneesh Sethi grew up struggling with ADHD, having trouble focusing and getting things done. He learned early on that the secret to success was in his habits, and he joins JJ today to share how you, too, can change the habits that are holding you back from achieving your goals. Listen as Maneesh talks about his innovative technology called Pavlok and how it can help you break unhealthy habits and transform your life. As Aristotle once said: we are what we repeatedly do. Find out the simple steps you can take to upgrade your habits and sculpt your best self!

Freebies From Today’s Episode

Get your free Habits Audit and coupon to save 50% on the Pavlok 2 by going to JJVirgin.com/pavlok.

Main Points From Today’s Episode

  1. While attending Stanford University, Maneesh worked under one of the professors who originated habit psychology. He learned a lot about how human beings are motivated.
  2. Making a small commitment for any habit change is important. It’s easier to stop unhealthy habits when you set step-by-step goals.
  3. Maneesh’s Pavlok device can vibrate, beep, and release electrical stimuli when directed. Heavy sleepers can set their device to do jumping jacks to turn off the alarm, or else they’ll receive an electric shock!

Episode Play-By-Play

[3:06] Maneesh Sethi’s career briefing.

[5:28] How did Maneesh become interested in habits?

[6:37] Maneesh started learning about what motivates human beings during his studies in human psychology.

[7:53] How did the idea of Pavlok originate?

[8:37] The top 5 habits of happy, healthy, and successful people.

[11:13] What is Pavlok, and how can it help you achieve your goals?

[14:00] The Pavlok device can vibrate, beep, and release electrical stimuli when directed.

[15:25] How do you break unhealthy habits and form new ones?

[17:10] Making a small commitment for any habit change is important.

[19:27] Accountability is key when you’re first beginning to change your habits.

[21:03] The Pavlok technology helps you build aversions to the habits you want to stop.

[26:14] Get your coupon to save 50% on the Pavlock 2 device.

[27:18] The most powerful habit that Maneesh has broken.

[29:15] Having a JJ Virgin Paleo Inspired All-In-One Shake for breakfast sets your metabolic tone for the day, and ensures your body burns stored fat for fuel.

[29:55] Listener’s question: I’m hooked on these low-fat, low-calorie biscottis, and I have to eat one every morning. Is that really so bad?

Mentioned in this episode:

JJVirgin.com/pavlok

Pavlok app

JJ Virgin Paleo Inspired Protein Shake

JJ Virgin Challenge

JJ Virgin at Facebook

JJ Virgin at Instagram

jjvirgin.com/dryfarmwines

Apr 25 2018

34mins

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Rank #20: How to Shift Your Body Weight Set Point with Dr. Sara Gottfried

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In today's podcast episode, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried joins JJ to talk about the importance of the brain-body connection in your weight and your health! Listen as Dr. Gottfried shares how your brain regulates your body weight and factors that can throw your body's fat thermostat out of whack. Dr. Gottfried also explains how to build metabolic flexibility so you can burn fat for fuel, including her recommendations on meal timing and how to incorporate intermittent fasting into your routine. Find out how to restore brain-body balance so you can lower your body weight set point and shed stubborn pounds for good!

Freebies From Today’s Episode

Get Dr. Sara Gottfried’s free Set Point Quiz by going to JJVirgin.com/brainbodydiet.

Main Points From Today’s Episode

  1. The gauge that regulates your body weight set point is called your adipostat. Your adipostat can get thrown out of whack more easily than you might realize.
  2. When it comes to meal timing, Dr. Gottfried has found that the 16/8 protocol is the most effective. That consists of eating within an 8 hour window and fasting overnight for 16 hours.
  3. Dr. Gottfried’s free quiz helps you discover whether there are brain-body connection issues that may be affecting your set point. Her new book dives into how to get your set point working in your favor so you can improve your metabolic flexibility and start burning fat for fuel.

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[1:45] Dr. Sara Gottfried’s career briefing

[2:30] Listener review

[4:11] The inspiration behind Dr. Gottfried’s new book

[6:31] How Dr. Gottfried’s own health issue helped reinforce the importance of the brain-body connection

[7:48] Factors that can influence your body weight set point

[8:24] Your adipostat is your body’s fat thermostat. 

[9:55] How your adipostat can get thrown out of whack

[10:22] Foods that can inflame your adipostat

[10:38] Disrupting your gut barrier can impact your adipostat.

[12:11] It’s not just what you eat, it’s also about when you eat.

[13:19] Meal timing and metabolic flexibility

[13:41] The ins and outs of the 16/8 protocol

[17:10] Why you should eat dinner earlier and then close the kitchen

[18:47] We’re wired to gain weight more easily than we are to lose weight.

[20:29] There are many things you can do to lower your set point. 

[20:52] Get Dr. Gottfried’s free Set Point Quiz!

[23:10] The success rate of intermittent fasting vs. caloric restriction

[24:54] Want a better quality of sleep while also calming your brain? Try JJ Virgin’s Sleep Candy!

[25:33] Listener’s question: I would love to try intermittent fasting, but I get too hungry. What can I do?

[26:33] The first thing to focus on is the quality of your meals.

Mentioned in this episode:

Brain Body Diet: 40 Days to a Lean, Calm, Energized, and Happy Self, by Dr. Sara Gottfried

Dry Farm Wines

JJ Virgin Sleep Candy

The Virgin Diet

Sugar Impact Diet

Become part of JJs community

JJ Virgin Official Facebook page

JJ Virgin on Instagram

JJ Virgin on YouTube

Mar 23 2019

28mins

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Is Cod Liver Oil Good or Bad?

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"Is cod liver oil good or bad?" Mary Beth from JJ Virgin’s Super Immune Secrets Masterclass wants the scoop on this popular (but not always tasty) health supplement. Knowing the facts is the fastest path to getting healthy and JJ has the facts on this.

Listen for the details - and the answer.

Aug 07 2020

7mins

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Is Liquid Fish Oil More Beneficial Than Pills?

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"Is liquid fish oil more beneficial than pills?" Sheilap from Instagram wants to know the best options for taking this supplement and JJ Virgin, Certified Nutrition Specialist, has the answer. When you take fish oil, you certainly want to do it in a way that will give you the best benefits.

Listen in to hear what the expert has to say.

Aug 06 2020

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Everyone Says Bars Are Processed. How Are Yours Better Than Others?

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"Everyone says bars are processed. How are yours better than others?" Star Balt from Facebook asks the question everyone should be asking whenever they’re considering the best foods to eat.

JJ Virgin, nutritionist and bestselling author of the Sugar Impact Diet, gives the details on why her bars are different and the difference they can make in your nutrition journey.

Aug 05 2020

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What Are Your Thoughts on Taking Colloidal Silver for Immunity?

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"What are your thoughts on taking colloidal silver for immunity?" Irma Gonzalez from JJ’s Super Immune Secrets Masterclass asks our host for more information on this hot topic.

Listen to this episode to hear the simple facts, and what to do about them. The answer may surprise you.

Aug 04 2020

6mins

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I'm a Type 2 Diabetic. Any Suggestions for Healthy Snacks?

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"I'm a Type 2 Diabetic. Any suggestions for healthy snacks?" Karen from the Super Immune Secrets Masterclass asks this question that’s on the mind of many.

Nutrition expert and fitness hall-of-famer, JJ Virgin, has the answer and it’s both powerful and tasty.

Aug 03 2020

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Why Is Everyone Wearing Those Weird Looking Red Glasses?

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"Why is everyone wearing those weird-looking red glasses?" RS321 from Instagram has noticed the trend of men and women wearing red-tinted glasses. Are they healthy? Are they ‘blue blockers’? Dave Asprey from TrueDark.com gives the inside scoop and you’ll want to listen.

For more information about Dave’s book, Superhuman, go to https://amzn.to/3iGTbB5

Jul 31 2020

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What Are the Benefits of MCT Oil?

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"What are the benefits of MCT Oil?" CassieX on Instagram has heard the buzz about Medium-Chain Triglyceride (MCT) Oil and asks Dave Asprey, a big fan of MCT Oil, for specifics. Dave explains why this Bulletproof Coffee ingredient is so key. Don’t worry, it’s not all boring science.

For more information about Dave’s book, Superhuman, go to https://amzn.to/3iGTbB5

Jul 30 2020

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What Is Bulletproof Coffee?

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"What Is Bulletproof Coffee?" Jake from Facebook has heard the buzz about Bulletproof Coffee (BPC) and wants more details. JJ asks Dave Asprey, the inventor of this tasty drink, for the scoop. It’s a tasty episode of Ask the Health Expert that you don’t want to miss.

For more information about Dave’s book, Superhuman, go to https://amzn.to/3iGTbB5

Jul 29 2020

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Do I Have to Give up My Coffee?

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"Do I have to give up my coffee?" Carol from Facebook asks a question that many of us have asked and Dave Asprey, the inventor of Bulletproof Coffee, has the answer you might be looking for.

For more information about Dave’s book, Superhuman, go to https://amzn.to/3iGTbB5

Jul 28 2020

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What Is Biohacking?

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"What Is Biohacking?" SusanPT from Instagram has heard of the term - as have many of us have - and Dave Asprey, the author of Superhuman, gives his definition in this episode. Listen in and decide if you might want to be a biohacker yourself.

For more information about Dave’s book, Superhuman, go to https://amzn.to/3iGTbB5

Jul 27 2020

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When Should I Be Taking My Supplements?

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"When should I be taking my supplements?" Colita from Facebook asks JJ Virgin, Holistic Nutritionist, the question we all should ask.

JJ offers a simple response that will help you get the best results.

Jul 24 2020

5mins

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What's the Best Way to Get Extra Calcium?

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“What's the best way to get extra calcium?” Donna from Facebook asks JJ Virgin, Certified Nutrition Specialist, this very question and on today’s episode of Ask the Health Expert, JJ offers practical advice on getting more of this important nutrient.

Jul 23 2020

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How Do I Know If I'm Taking Too Many Supplements?

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"How do I know if I'm taking too many supplements?" Janice Palumbo from Facebook asks the question that many who take supplements have asked at some point in their health journey.

JJ Virgin, certified nutrition specialist gives the simple answer we’ve all been looking for.

Jul 22 2020

5mins

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What Is Your Suggestion for Someone Who Absolutely Hates Drinking Water?

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"What is your suggestion for someone who absolutely hates drinking water?" Annemarie emailed JJ Virgin, triple-board certified nutrition expert and Fitness Hall of Famer for help on what to do with this common hydration problem.

Listen for multiple solutions for those who absolutely hate water. There are lots of options for you.

Jul 21 2020

4mins

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How Do We Go About Testing for Vitamin D?

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"How do we go about testing for Vitamin D?" DW emailed JJ Virgin, Certified Nutrition Specialist, this question - and it’s one we all can benefit from.

JJ takes the time to give you practical advice you can immediately put to good use. Take a listen.

Jul 20 2020

5mins

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How Important Is Acid Alkaline Balance?

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"How important is acid alkaline balance?" SuzieQ2 from Instagram poses this question and JJ has enlisted Dr. Anna Cabeca to answer. Learn the answer quickly in this episode of Ask the Health Expert.

Grab Dr. Anna’s Keto-Green Recipe E-Book at http://book.ketogreendiet.com/keto-recipe-pdf-optin?utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=AsktheHealthExpert&utm_campaign=KGBookLaunch

Jul 17 2020

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Can Eating Fish Cause Heart Disease?

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"Can eating fish cause heart disease?" Weeb 1.2 on Instagram asks the question to Dr. Steven Masley, author of The Mediterranean Method. It’s a tasty answer.

You can get Dr. Masley’s Mediterranean kitchen guide at https://drmasley.com/kitchen-guide

Jul 16 2020

6mins

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Is Olive Oil Bad for You?

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"Is olive oil bad for you?" In this episode, Weeb 1.2 on Instagram asks this of Dr. Steven Masley, author of The Mediterranean Method. Finally, the answer you’ve been looking for!

Dr. Masley’s Mediterranean kitchen guide can be found at https://drmasley.com/kitchen-guide

Jul 15 2020

4mins

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Does Eating Eggs Raise Your Cholesterol?

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"Does eating eggs raise your cholesterol?" There is a lot of conflicting information out there. In this episode, Weeb 1.2 on Instagram asks this question to Dr. Steven Masley, author of The Mediterranean Method. The answer is clear and should be a relief to many.

Grab Dr. Masley’s Mediterranean kitchen guide at https://drmasley.com/kitchen-guide

Jul 14 2020

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My Husband Has Some Food Intolerances. What Can He Eat and What Can I Serve the Family?

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"My husband has some food intolerances. What can he eat and what can I serve the family?" asks Bettina from Facebook. It’s so important to accurately diagnose hidden food sensitivities before you eliminate foods from your diet, answers JJ Virgin, author of the Virgin Diet.

Listen in to learn which test you should use and what you can do to heal your gut.

Jul 13 2020

7mins

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Awesome Podcast!!!

By Clarisse Gomez - Mar 30 2020
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JJ, host of the Reignite Wellness podcast, highlight all aspects of health, fitness and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Love the Podcast

By Lovetoreadmom - Mar 08 2020
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Great show, love listening to JJ while walking, I learn so much. Sandi Shaw