Episode 50

JJ Virgin on Debunking Diet Myths, Building a Fitness Empire and Being a Warrior Mom


JJ Virgin is one of the world’s leading experts on health, sharing knowledge of everything from exercise routine, to ideal diet, to managing physical and emotional stress.  She is a celebrity nutrition and fitness expert and the author of four New York Times bestsellers, including the The Virgin Diet, The Virgin Diet Cookbook and Warrior Mom.  JJ is a contributor to multiple media outlets, including the Huffington Post, the host of the JJ Virgin Lifestyle Podcast and has been featured on Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, the Today Show and more.

JJ joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to talk about diet myths, tips to improving physical and mental health, and leading her family through a devastating tragedy—and coming out stronger on the other side.

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Show Notes

On this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • How JJ got her start as an aerobics instructor and rose to become LA’s premiere personal trainer.
  • How JJ developed the Virgin Diet, featuring an innovative understanding of health and dieting.
  • How food and dieting trends have evolved overtime.
  • The dieting myths you need to avoid to actually eat healthier.
  • Why constant stress is just as damaging to our health as a poor diet.
  • How JJ held her family strong after a car accident nearly killed her son.
  • A mistake JJ has made, and what she learned from it.

Links from the Episode
Episode Transcription
The Virgin Diet: Drop 7 Foods, Lose 7 Pounds, Just 7 Days by JJ Virgin
The Virgin Diet Cookbook by JJ Virgin
Warrior Mom by JJ Virgin
Guest: JJ Virgin
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JJVirginOfficial/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jj.virgin/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jjvirginvideos
Host: Robert Glazer
Twitter: https://twitter.com/robert_glazer
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/glazer
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RobertSGlazer/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robertglazer_/
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