Category Archive: General Heath

Why the Advice “Just Eat More to Rev Your Metabolism” is Misguided

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Though he hates the attention, one of the perks to being married to a professional brainiac is that we get to constantly discuss really awesome stuff–biochemistry, research, behavior, psychology, natural health, relationships, personal development, learning, growing, risking, improving. Many have commented that we are “so intense” because Jade and I live, eat, breathe this stuff. …

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What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About Fatigue + The 3 Diagnoses They Miss

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You might not know this, but in conventional medicine, “chronic fatigue syndrome” is NOT actually recognized as a legitimate diagnosis because they can’t test for it nor treat it . And yet “fatigue” is the #1 reason why people go to see their physicians.  And yet adrenal fatigue manifests in women all the time, and …

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Cavewomen Don’t Get Fat? Hormones, Paleo, Carbs, Oh My! {Guest Post}

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I am beyond excited to feature a guest post today, by my good friend and “gorgeous” best-selling author Esther Blum, RD, of Living Gorgeous. Esther and I have been friends since her first book, Eat, Drink and Be Gorgeous came out years ago, and over the years it’s been a pleasure to watch her grow …

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Food Anxiety and How to Deal with Stress Eating

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My mom has always been thin. She was never a huge exerciser, and I never recall her dieting. And honestly, looking back, I can’t remember her even thinking about food all that much. Sure, she has a sweet tooth that I inherited but overall, my whole life, she’s seemed to pay very little attention to …

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7 Things that Dieters Do that Lean People Don’t

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People who diet incessantly are rarely all that lean. Seems counterintuitive, right? Like, shouldn’t they be in the best shape of all? I mean, they are always “on a new diet” so why do they have the hardest time losing fat? And on the other hand, the leanest people are the ones who do the …

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Do Obese People “Have No Shame?”

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This is a sensitive topic that most people already have an opinion on–are obese people just lazy gluttons? Or is there more going on with people who struggle with their weight AND as a community, might it serve us better to practice empathy and understanding instead of judgment and disgust? I am in the latter …

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32 Things To Do Instead of Drinking Wine

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I think women are hardwired to drink wine. Maybe it’s some genetic thing or tied to estrogen or something but for whatever reason, when I talk to female clients, probably 75% of them mention their desire to drink wine, either nightly or weekly. And I am right there with them. I have a confession to …

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Why Stress is Sabotaging Your Efforts & 6 Simple Ways to Decrease It

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Last week Jade, Gary and myself took the Metabolic Effect train to the UK, Paris and Spain for a number of Metabolic Effect trainings for fitness professionals. I recounted in a previous post my observations overseas, and how different Europeans both eat and live compared to Americans. I have to say, it’s actually striking–and a …

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11 Ways to Make Your Postpartum Fat Loss Easier

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The following is a guest post by JillFit friend and fat loss expert Kate Horney, owner of Beyond Fit Physiques and creator of the Beyond Baby Postpartum Fat Loss System. Kate had her little Jackson in September 2012 and has been on the path of postpartum fat loss expert ever since. Below she offers some …

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Metabolic Damage, Digestive Health & Fat Loss

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By Dr. Jillian Teta Digestion certainly is not the most elegant topic to discuss, yet discussion becomes necessary and warranted when we consider that digestive health plays a major role in body composition, overall health, whether you are prone to be overweight, and even if you are having difficulty losing fat in “problem areas” like …

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Can Women “Bulk Up?”

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Let’s just get this out of the way right now–under no natural circumstances can a drug-free woman EVER look like this: Bodybuilder Jay Cutler So the idea that any woman will blow up the point of looking like a man is truly absurd–especially considering even MEN have a hard time putting on legitimate muscle, and …

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12 Habits of Lean People

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By Jillian Teta It has been so interesting to me to watch the subtle shift in JillFit’s approach to body transformation. We started with a big drive to help ladies get ready for competitions, and over the years we have spent more and more time helping everyday women construct a lifestyle that gets them results, …

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Life Happens: Switching Your Mindset

By Sara Baker “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” –Wayne Dyer Here at JillFit, we write a lot about mindsets and having the right frame of mind.  We believe the mind body aspect is just as important, if not more important than a proper nutrition and exercise …

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Coach Sara’s News! JillFit Baby #2 on the Way!

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By Sara Baker I am thrilled to announce there is another JillFit baby on the way!  I am 15 weeks pregnant and due in early March.  As I have shared with some of you via my blogs and messages on Facebook, this was a long journey for my husband and I, we had been trying …

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Shake It Out: Fit & Dealing With Infertility

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By Sara Baker And it’s hard to dance with a devil on your back, so shake him off. As I have shared with some of you, I have been dealing with infertility issues for the last 2 years.  The last 3 months have been especially hard as some of our ‘easier’ options came to an …

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5 Fat Loss Behaviors to Do Daily

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I always have people ask me, “Jill, what is THE most important thing for me to do to lose weight?” They ask if they should cut out carbs completely or not eat out at restaurants or be sure to jog everyday, etc. Though these steps may have an impact, the most important steps for sustainable …

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Are You In Great Health? Here are 5 Ways To Know

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By Dr. Jillian Teta, ND Top 5 indicators of good health Health is so much more than the mere absence of disease. Here is a checklist of several key health parameters that you can evaluate yourself with and assess your health in a more global way. Body composition: Today, we have a greater than ever …

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