I’m so excited to be featuring my colleague and friend JJ Virgin in this blog posting. JJ is a celebrity nutritionist and we serve together on the board of the NANP (National Association of Nutrition Professionals www.nanp.org). JJ has a great new book coming out – Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy – and who doesn’t want that! And you get to be healthy too! I just love the title, and JJ too of course. And have you seen her great sexy arms?
Here is some great insight into what you’ll read in the book. I’ve pre-ordered mine – you can too (see below for the link and get a free audio)
Want Hot Arms? Then Head to the Kitchen! By JJ Virgin
Of course, the right exercise is crucial for shaping slim & sexy arms but it is only one part of my integrated program for creating the arms and body of your dreams. You must also feed your arms so that you are building muscle while burning off the fat. I am sharing three of my top tips from Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy that you can put into action right away.
How to “Feed Your Arms”:
1. Drink up. Be sure to drink eight or more glasses of pure spring water in-between meals to keep your appetite at bay, support metabolism and burn fat. Don’t drink more than a few ounces with your meals because too much water during meals can dilute stomach acid and impair digestion. Drinking pure spring water throughout the rest of your day will also help your stress hormones stay balanced as even mild dehydration can raise stress hormones. And remember sodas, coffee and sugary sports drinks pretending to be water do not count as your daily water intake.
2. Eat a substantial breakfast. Research shows that people who eat a
substantial balanced breakfast of clean lean protein, high fiber carbs and healthy fat lose more weight AND keep it off. Make a little time in the morning and indulge in a satisfying meal that will keep you going for hours. By the way, you don’t need to eat “breakfast” for breakfast. If you want a turkey wrap for breakfast, then enjoy!
3. Follow your workout with clean lean protein and a high fiber carb. The amino acids from protein support muscle growth and recovery, plus your body uses carbs to refuel your muscle stores of energy (glycogen) to set you up for success during your next workout. Please skip the sports nutrition bars, which I always dub “adult candy bars.” And remember: Just because you worked out doesn’t mean it’s okay to saddle up to Ben or Jerry.
Celebrity nutrition & wellness expert JJ Virgin is a public speaker, co-star of TLC’s Freaky Eaters and author of “Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy, The 5-Step Plan to Sleek, Strong, and Sculpted Arms ” available Spring 2010.
Preorder your copy now(it’s less than $10!) and receive her 10 Hottest Tips to Get Slim and Sexy Fast Audio(a $14.95 value) FREE at