Category Archive: Lifestyle

8 Easy Nutritional Switches That Prevent You From Binging

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Note: I should have just called this post “The Way I Eat” because now, having seen the final blog, it really is all my moderation tips and tricks in one place. I use all of these tactics to navigate my eating and use mindfulness and self-trust and an abundance mindset to make great choices wherever …

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33 Ways to Live a Richer, More Meaningful Life

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Since I started JillFit almost 4 years ago, my entire life has changed. From the obvious (online business versus desk job) to the subtle (victim mindset vs. possibility mindset). It’s been an amazing ride so far (and it’s still going), and it’s neat to see all the changes. One shift I’ve made over the last …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/07/16/richer-life/

Are You Addicted to Coffee? (+ 4 Ways to Create More Balance In Your Life)

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During the years of 2003 to 2008, I taught 15-20 group fitness classes a week, and personal trained up to 12 clients at day. I was doing what I call, “The Fitness Hustle” and I loved every minute of it. EXCEPT … how it messed with my energy. Anyone doing The Fitness Hustle knows that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/07/08/ram-balance/

5 Simple Solutions To Maintain Your Weight This Summer

I blogged last year about how I consider *maintaining* your weight to be a success. I mentioned that I would much rather maintain a flat stomach year round with little headache, than labor through weeks of strict dieting for a chance encounter with a 6-pack for a day. Extreme dieting is, well … extreme. And …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/06/24/summer-maintenance/

When Hardcore Turns Into Harmful

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I realized something recently: I don’t want to work that hard. See, I posted last week on Twitter the questions I often ask myself when it comes to nutrition. Instead of, “what foods will help me get lean?” and, “how can I lose 10 lbs by summer?” I ask things like: How effortless does this …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/04/25/hardcore-harmful/

Carb Rehab: “How Many Carbs Should I Eat?”

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Been receiving a lot of inquires lately regarding carbs. We are confused about them, aren’t we? Some of us are scared of them. Others believe they are evil and are the sole cause of obesity. While others insist, we need carbs! Of course we do, especially if we want to gain muscle and have enough …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/04/21/how-many-carbs/

11 Ways To Stop Doing Stuff You Hate

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“Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.”  ~Gordon B. Hinckley I grew up in an Irish Catholic family. To say you did things out of obligation or guilt is an understatement. It was the only MO I really knew. And it’s funny–when I first started working with my spiritual coach 3 years ago, we talked …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/04/09/stuff-you-hate/

What I’ve Learned in 5 Years of Marriage (and How I Still Don’t Know Anything)

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Two weeks ago, I launched my most honest and open project yet–the #GetBetter Mindset Guide. In it, I address not only many of the psychological and mindset topics we discuss often here at JillFit, but quite a bit on the topic of relationships–both with ourselves and interacting with our closest family and friends. It was …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/03/31/relationships/

#LiftWeightsFaster Workout: 10-Min Full Body Circuit For Fat Loss

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Considering today is the liggity LAST DAY of the #LiftWeightsFaster program launch (and the last chance to secure my THREE free JIllFit bonuses), and I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the actual workouts, I wanted to give you gals a chance to try one of Jen’s workouts on your own. This workout called, …

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9 Ways to Quit Obsessing Over Your Food and Exercise

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In order to attain a very lean physique, it takes a certain amount of obsession. And I say that with zero unkindness and with no judgment. It’s just a fact. It’s difficult to attain a super lean body without prepping and cooking your meals at home for the week. It’s nearly impossible to achieve a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/03/04/obsession/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/02/25/eat-more/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/02/20/fatigue/

Intermittent Sampling: How to Taste Everything & Binge on Nothing

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Intermittent sampling, v.: the practice of tasting everything, and binging on nothing. Use it to teach yourself the art of moderation. I recently mentioned Intermittent Sampling in a post on how to stop eating a million calories every night. And it dawned on me that nothing else, in the last 3 years, has helped me …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/02/17/intermittent-sampling/

7 Things Successful People Say

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Success is an attitude. It’s a mindset. And it’s not a coincidence that all successful people share a few similar thinking patterns. It’s The Success Mindset. And it’s not luck. Or chance. It’s a deliberate effort. I read the book, The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson and it’s all about cultivating the mindset of a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/02/05/success-mindset/

Help! I’m Counting Calories and I Can’t Stop!

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Aaaaaah! When JillFit Ambassador Maryalice Goldsmith approached me with the idea to write an article about calorie-counting, I loved the idea! I think the one thing that actually saved me from moving into full-blown adrenal fatigue and metabolic damage when I was competing was that I never counted calories. (Oh no, I just cut out …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/01/30/calorie-counting/

Ain’t Nobody Got Time for Drama

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“There is an expiry date on blaming your parents for steering you in the wrong direction; the moment you are old enough to take the wheel, responsibility lies with you.” –J.K. Rowling Recently, I was pulled into two separate situations where I was confronted with what I consider to be “drama”–negative energy, name-calling, gossiping and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/01/08/drama/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2014/01/06/cavewomen/

10 Ways To Be Amazing In 2014

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Every new year, I post my favorite ways to make the most of the coming year. Check last year’s post here. Over the last few years, I’ve been so fortunate to have been given opportunities and experiences to meet and work with so many amazing women–online and in-person. To say I’m grateful is an understatement. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2013/12/31/be-amazing/

The Best “Diets” Are The Ones That Are Never Over

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Looking for “the best diet” for 2014? I know exactly what it is. It’s the thing you can do effortlessly, maintain your weight and feel amazing. The caveat? It takes trying things a new way. And it means giving up all your previously-held notions about weight loss. Why? Because learning how to eat for our …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2013/12/29/best-diet/

However You Eat Regularly Is Exactly What You Get Good At

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This is Part 2 in the weight regain series. Go here to read Part 1: How It Feels to Regain Weight You’ve Lost The title of this blog may fall into the category of, “No duh,” but I explain in detail the nuance of the argument below. But first… A little story … I received …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2013/12/26/practice/

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