A Thousand Things It’s Not My Job To Do


You ever feel like you just need to tell someone off?

You feel like you just NEED this person to KNOW how you feel about something? Because it’s THAT important to you. They need to hear YOUR truth. It’s THAT urgent for your own sense of peace.

I felt that way recently. And I want to …

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

Jill and Jade dating 2006

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


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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Confessions of a Former Cardio Queen


“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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9 Ways to Quit Obsessing Over Your Food and Exercise

Late Lunch

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


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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Why I Stopped Doing Cheat Meals


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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7 Things Successful People Say


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!


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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4 Ways To Stop Eating A Million Calories Every Night


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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Want to be Successful? Assume All The Responsibility. All Of It.


I remember 3 years ago when I was dealing with some personal struggles and I had an amazing spiritual coach working with me. His message, though he never really said it like this, was: take responsibility for everything.

I hated that.

I hated it because at the time I thought taking responsibility was the same …

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Ain’t Nobody Got Time for Drama


“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, …

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

Cavewomen Don't Get Fat

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


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


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


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


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/

Who Has “The Right” to Do Something? Easy. The One Doing It.


“Whatever you’re meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible.” –Doris Lessing

There’s a lot of talk about worthiness in the fitness industry among professionals: who’s got the “right” credentials, who should do what (and who shouldn’t), how deep someone’s understanding is of “the science” and how so-and-so isn’t lean …

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