About JJ Virgin

JJ Virgin

JJ Virgin is the premiere voice of scientific reason in the world of nutrition and wellness. She is one of the nation’s foremost celebrity nutrition experts, public speaker and media personality. Her 25 years in the health and fitness industry, the past 10 in holistic nutrition and functional medicine, have earned JJ recognition as the go-to weight loss expert who can unlock the door to life-long weight management through her sensible, no-fail approach to nutrition and fitness. JJ’s book Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy was published in May 2010 from Simon & Schuster and she is the costar of the new TLC primetime reality series Freaky Eaters premiering September 2010.

Internationally recognized as the creator and leader of the breakthrough Weight Loss Resistance Revolution™ programs, JJ is responsible for turning the most challenging weight loss resistant cases into stunning successes where clients can get lean for life. Her mission is to crush the widespread misinformation on nutrition and exercise and put a serious dent in the obesity epidemic with her science-based approach to weight loss and fitness. “Your body is a chemistry lab; there are scientific methods to help you discover your areas of weight loss resistance, heal your metabolism and become well for life," JJ says.

She has worked with performance athletes, CEO's, and A-list celebrities from around the world, including Gene Simmons, Ben Stiller, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Tracie Thoms, Janeane Garofalo, Joshua Rexford, Stephen Bishop, Benny Mardones, and “Superman Returns” star Brandon Routh. JJ appeared for two years as the nutrition expert on the top-rated Dr. Phil Show, and made appearances on ABC's “Extreme Makeover”, NBC's “iVillage Live”, “The Bonnie Hunt Show” and the E! channel's “Modern Girl's Guide to Life”. She's authored numerous articles and has been featured on nationally syndicated radio shows, at international conferences and in popular magazines including US Weekly, Star and SHAPE, and appears regularly on popular websites and in newspapers. JJ has led national health campaigns and also trains other health care professionals and speaks to doctors about weight loss, fitness, nutrition and related health issues.

JJ is a member of Mensa, and has a multitude of educational degrees and programs to her credit, including a PhD in Holistic Nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health, a degree in Exercise Science from UCLA and graduate coursework in 6 different graduate and doctoral programs including Biomechanics from California State University Northridge, Sports Medicine from University of Miami, doctoral level courses in Exercise Physiology, Nutrition and Aging from USC, and Nutrition studies from University of Bridgeport. JJ continually updates her education by attending multiple health-focused medical conferences and seminars every year.

Included in JJ’s credentials:
• Board Certified Nutrition Specialist with the American College of Nutrition
• Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition
• Certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Health Fitness Specialist with
enhanced qualifications in nutrition, advanced personal training and exercise for the older adult
• Certified Nutritional Counselor with the American Association of Nutritional Consultants
• Completion of the Institute of Functional Medicine's course, “Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice”
• President of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals
• Member of the American Nutraceutical Association

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Want Strong Bones? Ditch the Dairy and Employ These 5 Strategies

Want Strong Bones? Ditch the Dairy and Employ These 5 Strategies

June 26, 2014 with

You don’t need a lot of dairy to keep your bones healthy and strong; here are other ways to get enough calcium to do your body good

9 Strategies for Accelerated Fast Fat Loss by Summer

9 Strategies for Accelerated Fast Fat Loss by Summer

April 28, 2014 with

Bathing suit season will be soon upon us; need to lose weight fast? Fitness and health expert JJ Virgin’s top 10 strategies for accelerated, safe fat loss

10 Strategies to Avoid Dietary Disaster When You Travel

10 Strategies to Avoid Dietary Disaster When You Travel

April 7, 2014 with

It’s hard enough to eat healthy at home, it’s harder to stick to your diet on the road; tips from health guru JJ Virgin on how to eat while traveling

Could You Be Weight-Loss Resistant? 7 Culprits that Sabotage Fast Fat Loss

Could You Be Weight-Loss Resistant? 7 Culprits that Sabotage Fast Fat Loss

March 31, 2014 with

You’re trying to accelerate fat loss, yet scales won’t budge; here’s what you may be doing wrong, and how to get back on track

The 7 People Most Likely to Sabotage Your Fat Loss

The 7 People Most Likely to Sabotage Your Fat Loss

January 15, 2014 with

Here’s how to arm yourselves against those who are sure to impeded your journey toward a leaner, healthier you

5 Strategies to Beat a Cold, Boost Your Immune System this Fall

5 Strategies to Beat a Cold, Boost Your Immune System this Fall

December 31, 2013 with

Flu season is raging across the U.S.; how can you beat cold symptoms before they set in?

7 Strategies to Stay Lean and Healthy During the Holidays

7 Strategies to Stay Lean and Healthy During the Holidays

December 16, 2013 with

Healthy eating during the holidays isn’t easy – temptation is always an arm’s reach away; health, fitness guru JJ Virgin’s steps to not ruining your waistline this season

7 Ways to Avoid Carb Crash, Candy Coma This Holiday Season

7 Ways to Avoid Carb Crash, Candy Coma This Holiday Season

November 20, 2013 with

Holiday eating season is here, as is temptation to ruin your diet; health and fitness expert JJ Virgin offers 7 strategies to keep sugar at bay

7 Strategies for Steady, Sustained All-Day Energy

7 Strategies for Steady, Sustained All-Day Energy

September 25, 2013 with

Juggling life’s demands zaps your energy levels; how to avoid temptation to grab quick pick-me-ups and gain steady, sustained energy

7 'Healthy' Habits That Stall Fat Loss and Slow Metabolism

7 ‘Healthy’ Habits That Stall Fat Loss and Slow Metabolism

July 23, 2013 with

These common mistakes often prohibit weight loss; are you hijacking your own road to svelte?