Category Archive: Nutrition

5 Ways to Preemptively De-Bloat for Halloween

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I’ll never forget the first time I ate maltitol.

For those of you who don’t know what maltitol is, it’s a sugar alcohol, a sweetener. And though it’s technically a “natural” sweetener, let’s just say that the gastrointestinal effects are, um, not pleasant. Especially if you O.D. on it. Found in many sugar-free candies and …

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How to Quit Needing to “Be on a Plan” Every Second

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Stepping off stage after winning my first figure competition in 2006 was an amazing feeling. Months of hard work, sacrifice, tighter nutrition than I ever thought possible and more miles logged on the treadmill than ever. Ahhh, sweet accomplishment: leanest body ever, killer photos to commemorate the experience and the knowledge that I had done something that …

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Should You Play to Your Strengths or Bring Up Your Weaknesses?

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There are two schools of thought when it comes to time management, priorities and self-improvement.

Some people say it’s wise to work to improve the ways in which you are not operating optimally in the world. In other words, spending time bringing up your weaknesses is time well spent because you can “fill in your …

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6 Ways to Achieve Real, Lasting Results: “To-Do’s” vs. “How-To’s”

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I’ve noticed something over the last few years in the fitness and nutrition industry–we are all constantly collecting more and more and mooooore “to-do’s.”

We ask our friends, “Did you hear about that oil swishing thing??” or we ask our personal trainer, “I should be doing more yoga, right?” or we ask our friend who’s into …

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Hacking Your Cravings: How To Use Taste & Bulk to Your Advantage

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If one more person tells me to go take a hot bath instead of drink wine, I am going to strangle them. 

Well, not really, but I do think that the current tools out there to handle cravings are getting pretty lip-service-y. Want some chips? Just stretch on the floor during commercials! Ice cream? Read …

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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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The Key to Breaking Your Food Obsession: Exposure

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I am in the middle of launching my 4-Week Food Obsession Boot Camp, which begins this Sunday June 1st, and as I put the finishing touches on the content for the online course, I’m fully realizing the many factors that go into hyperawareness around food. And probably 90% of it is mindset work, with the …

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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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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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Regaining Your Common Sense: Why Doing LESS Leads to a Leaner Physique

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I used to think that the people who thought about food the most were the leanest.

I thought, it’s the people who aren’t conscious about food that end up eating everything in sight, unable to stop themselves.

I have to tell you–I am changing my tune on that. I think there’s a bell-shaped curve when it …

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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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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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Why I Stopped Doing Cheat Meals

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Cheat meals used to be the highlight of my week. I did them for a long time, especially when I was competing and modeling a lot more. I even made a video of my crazy Reese’s Pieces ritual!

But then I used to dread the rest of the week. Because if I wasn’t eating clean …

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4 Ways To Stop Eating A Million Calories Every Night

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I don’t blame you for wanting to eat everything you can possibly get your hands on at night.

A few months ago, I was called in for jury duty. I had never been and was fairly happy about being able to sit and read a book for 8 hours straight. I thought, this can’t be …

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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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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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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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Permanent link to this article: http://jillfit.com/2013/11/21/food-anxiety-stress-eating/

Do You Have FOMO Around Food?

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I have a clear memory of being 5 years old, at my babysitter, Mrs. Kelly’s house and being given a dixie cup with cereal in it as my afternoon snack. There were a few other kids my age who got the same, and I honestly remember–even at that age–looking at the other kids wondering if …

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