37 Articles by JJ Virgin, CNS, BCHN

JJ Virgin, CNS, BCHN

7 Life Hacks To Keep You Lean & Toned

A healthy diet is the basis for a healthy lifestyle. Let’s be clear: You cannot out-exercise, out-sleep, out-stress, or out-anything a crappy diet. If...

JJ Virgin, CNS, BCHN
November 3 2015

10 Ways To Beat Chocolate Cravings (Yes, Really)

These 10 battle-tested strategies will help you crush cravings and avoid holiday weight gain.

JJ Virgin, CNS, BCHN
October 25 2015

Lost Interest In Sex? Can't Lose Weight? It Could Be This

As a nutrition and fitness coach, I always keep this in mind when reviewing a client's diet.

JJ Virgin, CNS, BCHN
October 18 2015

7 Healthy Hacks To Beat Sugar Cravings


During times when those cravings hit, try these strategies.

JJ Virgin, CNS, BCHN
October 4 2015

Crush Cravings With This Incredibly Delicious Chocolate Shake

Regardless of where you live, cooking over a hot stove probably doesn’t seem the ideal way to start a humid summer day. A shake is the perfect way to...

JJ Virgin, CNS, BCHN
August 2 2015

3 Mistakes That Make Your Protein Shakes Unhealthy

I don’t want you making these three mistakes that crash-and-burn an otherwise-healthy protein shake.

JJ Virgin, CNS, BCHN
July 16 2015

5 Tips To Have A Great Poop Every Time

You can’t talk about optimal health without discussing poop. Regular elimination is a crucial part of this process, while diarrhea or constipation can...

JJ Virgin, CNS, BCHN
April 8 2015

7 Things Not To Do When You Give Up Sugar

Ditching sugar can help you burn fat, feel better and finally crush your addiction, but do it incorrectly and you'll stymie your efforts.

JJ Virgin, CNS, BCHN
February 17 2015

​5 Things Healthy People Do Before Starting Their Day

You can't control the weather, traffic, or your irate boss, but you can develop a morning ritual that keeps you resilient to whatever life throws your...

JJ Virgin, CNS, BCHN
December 29 2014

7 Foods Most People Think Are Healthy, But Really Aren't

The seven foods and drinks here can be healthy, but manufacturers usurp that healthiness with dubious bulking agents, food intolerances and sugar,...

JJ Virgin, CNS, BCHN
December 20 2014

Are You A Sugar Burner Or A Fat Burner?

A sugar burner is just what it sounds like: your body runs on glucose for fuel.

JJ Virgin, CNS, BCHN
December 8 2014

Easy Ways To Distract Yourself When You Want To Eat Junk

A new study from the University of Minnesota concluded that comfort food doesn't assuage your grief. Researchers screened depressing movie clips for...

JJ Virgin, CNS, BCHN
October 19 2014

5 Foods To Rev Up Your Metabolism

The problem with many diets is that they focus on what you shouldn't have instead of on what you should have!

JJ Virgin, CNS, BCHN
September 17 2014

7 Ridiculous Myths People Believe About Losing Weight

As a celebrity fitness and nutrition expert for nearly three decades, myth busting has become a major part of my job. You know, the myths nearly...

JJ Virgin, CNS, BCHN
June 25 2014

9 Strategies For Fast & Healthy Weight Loss

I recently had a reader preparing for an upcoming trip to Waikiki, where — get this — her husband’s ex-wife will be staying nearby. So she needed a...

JJ Virgin, CNS, BCHN
June 2 2014