Category Archive: Metabolic Effect

Confessions of a Former Cardio Queen

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“Dear Jill, I want to tell you a story because reading your blogs finally, FINALLY gave me permission to do things a different way and I am so glad I found you!! A couple years ago, a pro fitness competitor was holding a seminar near my house. I followed this woman and so I was …

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

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/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2013/12/09/weight-regain/

How Cheating More Will Help You Cheat Less

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What the? You’re probably confused as hell by the title of this blog, but yes, you read that right–using strategic cheats will actually help you to cheat less. Last night on the crash dieting webinar I hosted, one woman asked, “How can you stop yourself when the taste of sugar ‘sets you off’ so that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2013/08/28/cheating/

Change Your Mindset, Change Your Body: The Empowered Vs. The Victim Mindset

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“If you act like a victim, you are likely to be treated as one.”  –Paulo Coelho At both JillFit and Metabolic Effect, we talk a lot about mindset. And we work with hundreds of clients every single day on how to change their own mindset to be leaner, happier and more successful. But what does …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2013/05/16/empowered-mindset/

“Jill, can I eat this?”

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I remember a few years ago when I was meeting with a potential competition client. During the initial session, she asked me if she had to give up ketchup and butter during the prep. I remember thinking how odd this was. NO, OF COURSE YOU CAN’T HAVE THOSE ON A COMPETITION PLAN! Lol. But a …

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25 Insights on Belly Fat

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If I had a nickel for every time someone asked me about losing their gut….well, I’d have at least $20 But seriously, it seems that for many people, losing lbs from their midsection is a lifelong battle, and no matter how much exercise they do, it’s the stubborn middle that remains. Well, what I am …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2012/11/02/insights-belly-fat/

7 Ways to Stay Lean Despite a Crazy Schedule

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By Emily Saunders After a few months of commitment to the Fat Loss Lifestyle, most of us begin to figure out what works for our unique metabolisms, schedules and preferences.  However, just when we begin to think that we have it together something throws a wrench in the way of careful planning and our results …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2012/08/31/crazy-schedule/

Is Your Diet & Exercise Routine Sustainable? 6 Ways to Know

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At Metabolic Effect, we talk about the “Fat Loss Lifestyle” and we adopted it here at JillFit simply because in the long run, isn’t that really what we all want–a sustainable approach to exercise and nutrition that helps us stay healthy, fit, lean and happy? I know I do. In fact, it’s become my #1 …

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5 Reasons Calories Aren’t as Important as You Think

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It seems in the nutrition world you have the camp who says calories are the end-all-be-all of fat loss, and if you wanna lose, all you need is a caloric deficit, doesn’t matter what type of foods you eat nor what type of exercise so long as a deficit is created. Then there’s the camp …

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If You’re Tired of Starting Over…Stop Giving Up

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By Emily Saunders At Jillfit, most of our readers are go-getters, over-achievers, Type A or whatever we might call ourselves.  We want to set goals, map out a plan to achieve them, and make it happen.  When it comes to fat loss. it’s often not so simple.  We often know what we want, but the …

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Burpee Blast Upper Body Workout

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By Tara Ballard I love burpees!! Well, that may a bit extreme, but I DO love that they hit so muscle groups in one fell swoop – upper body, core, legs, not to mention cardio….ahhhh, so good! I’ve been incorporating burpees into my workouts for quite a while now, and love adding movements to them …

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Is a Fat Loss “Jump Start” Right For You?

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At JillFit and Metabolic Effect, we are not big fans of crash diets. We believe that in order to live a sustainable Fat Loss Lifestyle, the black-and-white thinking about food and exercise needs to go. Everyone is different–unique metabolisms, personal preferences, individual sensitivities and fat loss formulas. At ME, we talk about using biofeedback tools …

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Dining Out? Stay On Track With These Tips

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By Tara Ballard Tell me if this sounds familiar: you’re going along being a good little fat loss lifestyle follower…prepping meals, eating lean protein and veggies, making sure you eat every 3 hours or so, always keeping a protein bar or something similar on-hand for emergencies, etc….when the unthinkable happens.  You are (GASP) invited out …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2012/02/14/fat-loss-happens-anywhere/

Food Prep Emergency: What To Do When You Don’t Feel Like Doing Anything

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Has this ever happen to you? You go away for a long weekend or get back from a vacation later on a Sunday, just to remember how you purged the fridge of all your food before leaving, and now you have no food, no time, no energy and no motivation to get yourself food-prepped for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2012/02/06/food-prep-emergency/

4 Cardio Myths

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Love it or hate it, cardio can be an essential part of a comprehensive fat loss plan when applied correctly. However, the mistake that many make is that they use cardio (and more cardio, and more cardio…) as their #1 tool to lose fat. Long-duration cardio has a poor track record when it comes to …

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Why Your Healthy Diet Is Not Helping You Lose Fat

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Yesterday, Metabolic Effect posted an article from their blog that got a lot of attention: A “healthy” diet is not necessarily a “fat loss” diet. It’s a great, insightful post that had many people saying, “I get it!” This idea that eating healthy assumes you will lose fat too. NOT the same thing. However, a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2012/01/10/healthy-diet/

The Science of Cravings

By Jill Coleman and Jade Teta In an effort to begin to curb and prevent cravings, it is important to first understand the pathology of how cravings develop.  They manifest differently for everyone, from preferential foods to specific tastes or textures and even times of day. Some people grab salty, crunchy options while others crave …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2011/09/08/science-cravings/

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