Category Archive: Lifestyle

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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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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#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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How It Feels to Regain Weight After You’ve Lost

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Several things happened recently that spurred me to write this post: First, I was recently speaking at a conference for women about fat loss nutrition, and the woman who hired me told me they brought a former contestant from The Biggest Loser to the conference to speak last year. They said that when she stepped …

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Controlled Cheating: 6 Strategies for Intelligent Indulgence

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“People ask me what my secret is, and I say, ‘Um, salami and chardonnay?’” My sister-in-law, Dr. Jillian Teta, owner of Fix Your Digestion and I are sitting outside at our favorite brunch spot in town drinking Bloody Marys, and ironically, discussing how far we’ve come nutritionally. See, both of us competed in figure competitions, …

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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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13 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

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I was inspired to write this post by my friends Marc and Angel over at their most awesomely awesome blog Marc and Angel Hack Life. Highly recco. Check their version here. Over the last few years, I’ve coached hundreds of women in the areas of mind, body or business and there’s often a common theme …

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Why Maintaining Your Weight is a Success

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Between the years of 2006 and 2010, I lost and gained the same 20 lbs roughly a dozen times, as a figure competitor and fitness model. I had distinct “on season” and “off season,” times where I vacillated between strict deprivation and then a food-free-for-all, respectively. When I quit competing and then over the next …

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11 Ways to Feel Less Deprived On Your Healthy Diet

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The degree to which we feel deprived is directly related the the extent we will eventually overindulge. It’s relatively easy to harness willpower for a short period of time, like an weight loss challenge at work, or a competition diet, or Lent, or long enough to white-knuckle our way through the latest 12-week diet book. …

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