“That’s why you can’t just look at calories before you eat. While calories count, you gotta look at the hormonal impact of them. You cannot say that, you know, a calorie is a calorie. It’s obvious a Snickers bar is different from salmon.”
JJ Virgin is a triple board-certified nutrition expert and Fitness Hall of Famer. She’s a passionate advocate of eating and exercising smarter and she’s the author of four New York Times bestsellers: The Virgin Diet, The Virgin Diet Cookbook, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet, and JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook. Her latest book, Warrior Mom: 7 Secrets to Bold, Brave Resilience, shows caregivers everywhere how to be strong, positive leaders for their families, while exploring the inspirational lessons she has learned while fighting for her son’s life.
She’s the host of the Ask the Health Expert podcast and the What to Eat, When to Eat, and Why Summit. She regularly writes for Rodale Wellness, Mind Body Green and other major blogs and magazines. She is also a business coach and the founder of The Mindshare Summit.
In this episode, JJ discusses the common practices all the experts she interviewed for her summit talked about when it came to the specifics of what to eat, when to eat, and why. It’s full of great practical information and you can’t miss it.
[03:58] A little about JJ’s background
[15:23] JJ’s top points to answer the question of “What to eat”
[24:40] You can’t just take things away, you have to get a swap
[30:04] Tidbits on when you should be eating
[33:41] JJ’s story about her son, Grant
[43:06] The helpful roadmap
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DISCLAIMER – The information presented on this podcast should not be construed as medical advice. It is not intended to replace consultation with your physician or healthcare provider. The ideas shared on this podcast are the expressed opinions of the guests and do not always reflect those of Margie Bissinger and the Happy Bones, Happy Life program.