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12 Golden Rules For Weight Loss

JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS

Don't bring the enemy in. That means anywhere -- your kitchen, glove compartment, on the restaurant table -- or you create a slippery slope. I'm talking about that pint of butter pecan, but also potentially dangerous healthy foods like almond butter. If one tablespoon becomes the whole container, step away from the jar!

6 Nutrition Habits Of Healthy Families

JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS | Posted 05.10.2014 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS

Children and adolescents crave purpose -- they want to feel important. When you involve them in meal preparation, you reduce your workload and establish lifelong habits. Younger kids can set the table or tear lettuce. Adolescents can chop, slice or otherwise prep fresh meal ingredients.

9 Strategies to Fight Your Enemy for Fat Loss

JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS

You've had a stressful day yet diligently maintained your healthy eating plan, but then you're watching Sex and the City reruns when suddenly you realize your favorite food sits in the fridge. One bite can't hurt, right?

10 Tips For Healthy Eating On A Budget

JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS

Here's the thing: You can always earn more money, but you can't put a price on your health. Look at spending those extra dollars on locally grown, organic produce or grass-fed beef as an investment in your long-term health and future generations.

5 Fat-Loss Foods That Belong in Your Detox Plan

JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS

Most commercial cleanses and detoxes are just sugar water. Without sufficient dietary protein, your liver cannot perform phase 2 detoxification, where you actually excrete toxins. Like Los Angeles rush hour traffic, those toxins just pile up and create a serious metabolic traffic jam.

Beat The Holiday 'Blahs' With These 5 Mood-Boosting Foods

JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS | Posted 02.23.2014 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS

For most of us, optimal mood begins with the right foods. These mood-boosting foods can subtly but powerfully brighten your outlook, reduce stress, and boost feel-good hormones to help you not only cope but thrive during the hectic holiday season and beyond.

7 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight (And How To Fix Them)

JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS

When you give full effort, you expect consistent results. Unfortunately, fat loss isn't so linear. Your body is a chemistry lab, not a bank account, and the calories-in-calories-out model is woefully outdated because it fails to account for the numerous variables that can affect fat loss.

7 Ways Eating Gluten Makes You Fat, Sick and Tired

JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS | Posted 11.21.2012 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS

A recent study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics concluded that nixing gluten is not a good way to lose weight.